The Stevenson trail – Act1 from Le Puy to Chasseradès

The Stevenson trail – Act1 from Le Puy to Chasseradès 7 jours or 8 days
From 580 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 7 jours or 8 days
  • Distance: 127km
  • Level: 5h or 6h walk

Your hike : The Stevenson Trail from Le Puy to Chasseradès

Walk the Stevenson Trail experience in an organized version from Puy-en-Velay to Chasseradès – all inclusive (accommodation, half-board, luggage transport and return to Puy-en-Velay included!

Discover a magnificent trail, self-guided, in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson from Haute-Loire to the Haut Gévaudan. A journey through nature on foot, in total immersion to discover the natural and heritage riches of Haute-Loire and Lozère.

The route does not present any particular difficulties even if the elevations remain significant. Fortunately the landscapes crossed are sublime! Find our tips for preparing your hike.

A little extra: The Agence L’Autre Chemin is located in Le Puy-en-Velay – 5 rue Grangevieille, which allows us to easily meet you when you leave and to give us a good knowledge of the way.
What we like: The descent to Goudet with a view of the wild and volcanic Loire, but also the intimidating forest of Mercoir. A great introduction!

  • Elevation 3290 m
  • Self-guided hiking
  • Regular walker 5 to 6 hours of walking per day
  • As a family: Children from 14 years old (used to walking)
  • Reception in guest rooms or hotels (personal room, no dormitories)
  • Prices (Expressed per person on an occupancy based on 2 people):

The Stevenson trail – Act 1 from Le Puy to Chasseradès

Tarif / pers.

Your hike with half-board option* (8 days / 7 nights)
GPX included
Trail book included
Luggage transfer included (1 bag maxi 15kg / pers.)
Journey back to Le puy included

€720 / pers.
EXTRAS
Backpacking option -€50/ sac
No journey back to Le Puy -€30 / pers
Direct journey back to Le Puy with no night in Chasseradès

-€60 / Pers.

Single room +€200

* Except the Puy-en-Velay stage – To offer you more flexibility in choosing your restaurant, the Puy-en-Velay stage is offered to you overnight + breakfast.

Click on the schedule to book your e-bike trip – See General terms and conditions

 

 
 

The advantages of your stay:

  • You travel by your own and follow the travel program provided
  • Your stops are organized in guest rooms or family hotels offering comfort, discovery, authenticity and a change of scenery.
  • Your luggage is delivered at each stage (1 bag maximum 13kg / person)
  • Your journey back to the starting point is assured by minibus
  • Day after day

    Please note that every stopover is given as an indication and may be modified according to the availability of accommodation 

    DAY 1 : YOUR ARRIVAL IN LE PUY-EN-VELAY

    Discover the city and its secret street. the Cathedral, starting-point of the Saint-James way. During the evening from May to September have a look on the magnificent Puy de Lumières show.


    DAY 2 : LE PUY-EN-VELAY - LE MONASTIER-SUR-GAZEILLE : 19KM - 5H / 5H30 DE MARCHE

    First steps on the Stevenson trail a kind of warm-up to reach the village of Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille.


    DAY 3 : LE MONASTIER - LE BOUCHET-SAINT-NICOLAS : 24KM 6H30 DE MARCHE

    Make your way towards the Loire Gorges, to the village of Goudet on the banks of the Loire, before pedalling back up to the amazing Bouchet volcanic lake.


    DAY 4 : LE BOUCHET SAINT-NICOLAS - PRADELLES - 21KM - 5H30 DE MARCHE

    Cross the cultivated lands before discovering Landos and Pradelles (labeled most beautiful villages of France). You discover the mountains of Gevaudan spread across the valley of the Allier.


    DAY 5 : PRADELLES - LE CHEYLARD L'EVÈQUE (OU CHAUDEYRAC) - 23KM - 6H DE MARCHE

    Enter the beautiful and mysterious forest of Mercoire and reach the Cheylard l'Evèque, a small traditional village isolated and based in the deep countryside


    DAY 6 : LE CHEYLARD L'EVÈQUE - LA BASTIDE PUYLAURENT - 27KM 7H DE MARCHE (OU 21KM - 5H DE MARCHE)

    The trail is playing with you and our legs ... It goes up, it goes down ... Dive into the valley of Luc where you discover the remains of his castle and hear murmur the first waves of the Allier. Depending on your form of the day, you can choose to go or not till the Abbey of Notre-Dame des Neiges.

    !Tip if you are too tired to go to The Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, choose the direct route towards La Bastide and as the next stage is shorter, then you can go to the Abbaye the day after (21km).


    Day 7 : LA BASTIDE PUY-LAURENT - CHASSERADÈS - 13KM - 3H30 DE MARCHE (21KM VIA NOTRE-DAME-DES-NEIGES)

    To recover from all your adventures, this is a shorter step. Get on the slopes of Gardille before reaching the small village of Chasseradès ...

    !Tip : Take the opoortunity to visit the Abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Neigestoday (if you did not go the day before). Easy on the eraly morning : 21km total - 6h walk.


    Day 8 : Back to Le Puy

    After your night in Chasseradès, you will be picked up and your luggage at 10:45 am from Chasseradès for your return to Puy-en-Velay at 12:15 pm in Puy-en-Velay.


  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Lone traveler?

    L’Autre Chemin offers quality accommodation in a single room with a supplement: + € 190

    If you want to hike and carry your bag

    If you want to carry your backpack, get a reduction of € 50 on your trip.

    If you don’t want to take the shuttle back to Le Puy

    If you do not want to take advantage of transport from Chasseradès to Le Puy, get a reduction of € 30 on your trip.

     

    The step book

    A real passport to stamp at every stage of the way. We offer as an option the stage book which will be a nice souvenir of the Chemin de Stevenson.

    Price: € 5,50 / stopover book when booking your stay

    You travel with friends or family?

    If you want to make the trail in a group & share your room with your teammates is not a problem for you, consult us to obtain the best rate corresponding to your needs.

  • Accommodation

    L’Autre Chemin has teamed up with a selection of guesthouses and small, traditional hotels to ensure that every stopover is an opportunity to learn about the architecture, lifestyle, gastronomy and local people of this region.

     Examples of accommodation on the Stevenson trail

    Le Refuge de Moure

    L’Ile au Trésor

     

  • Price info

    Prices include :

    • Accommodation for 7 nights in a twin, double or single room  in half-board (excluding the Puy-en-Velay stopover offered in overnight stay & breakfast),
    • Tourist taxes,
    • Luggage transport (baggage up to 15kg)
    • Return to Puy-en-Velay by minibus
    • Your travel book,
    • Le Chemin de Stevenson topo-guide 
    • The GPX track of your route

    Available options:

    • Single room
    • Hiking while carrying your bag
    • Do not take advantage of the return shuttle
    • Day 7: Direct return without overnight stay in Chasseradès

    This price does not include:

    • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
    • Meals other than those specified in the chosen formula,
    • Drinks,
    • Pocket money,
    • Any visits or activities,
    • Comprehensive cancellation insurance, additional nights
    • Agency  fees : 10 € / person