The Stevenson trail – all included

The Stevenson trail – all included 14 days / 13 nights
From 1000 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
  • Distance: 249km
  • Level: Intermediate

Take it easy for your walk and enjoy the full itinerary of the Chemin de Stevenson in an organized version – all inclusive – Accommodation, half-board, luggage transport depending on the chosen option and return to Puy-en-Velay included!

Walk on your own on the Stevenson Trail from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean du Gard, follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson through the Cevennes, a nature walk on foot, in total immersion to discover the natural and heritage riches of the Haute-Loire, the Lozere and Gard where you cross the road of the Loire, Allier, Lot, Tarn and Gardon …

Your stays are organized in friendly and varied stops offering you the opportunity to discover the local gastronomy and meet the locals!

The Stevenson trail does not present any particular difficulties even if the elevations are important. Fortunately the landscapes crossed are sublime! 

    • Intermediate trek with significant drop : +6850m 
    • 5 to 6 hours walking hours / day
    • Family tour : Children from ages of 13 (according to walking ability and interest)
    • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)

The Stevenson trail
Le Puy to St-Jean du Gard– 14 days / 13 nights

Fares

Your walking tour on half-board basis* 

€1000 / pax.

Extra : Luggage transfer (1 bag / pers. Maxi +15kg)

+€100

Extra : Journey back St-Jean du Gard to Le Puy

+€50
Extra : Lone traveller – single room  +€300

*Except le Puy-en-Velay stay proposed in bed & breakfast option only to offer you more flexibility in the choice of you restaurant

  • See Extras & services section for : 
    • Lone traveller 
    • Bag transfer
    • Journey back to Le Puy
    • Multi-risk and cancellation insurance
    • Extra night
    • Agency fees : See the “Price Info” section
    • Groups, please contact us

Click on the schedule to book your Stevenson trek – See General terms and conditions

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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 OU DOMAINE BONNEFOND* : 20KM - 4H / 5H30 DE MARCHE

    First steps on the Stevenson trail a kind of warm-up to reach the village of Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille.
    $ Tip : depending on availability have a stop in the Domaine de Bonnefond by choosing a starting point in Coubon (free parking & 20km stage) and enjoy a nice reception over the Loire Valley!


    Day 3 : LE MONASTIER OU DOMAINE DE BONNEFOND- LE BOUCHET-SAINT-NICOLAS : 25KM OU 16KM - 6H OU 4H 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 - 22KM - 6H 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) - 22KM - 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 - 26KM 7H 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.

    Option : Stage via Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Abbey +5km and +1h15 walking
    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, go to the Abbaye the day after (La Bastide - Notre Dame - 8km way / back).


    Day 7 : LA BASTIDE PUY-LAURENT - CHASSERADÈS - 13KM - 3H30 DE MARCHE

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


    Day 8 : CHASSERADÈS - LE BLEYMARD - 17KM - 5H DE MARCHE

    Today, 2 passes at the program, the first pass near Mirandol and the second the pass of Finiels to cross the Mont-Lozère. A athletic day which reserves you incredible landscapes on the Cevennes.

    To do, to see :

    • Mirandol
    > The viaduct

    • Le Bleymard
    > Le Lot
    > The Saint-Jean Chapel
    > Roofs made of Tournel lauzes
    > The Lozère Mount
    > Le Lot

    • Finiels
    > The granitic blocks
    > The view on the Cévennes
    > Local architecture

    • Pont de Montvert
    > The Tarn valley
    > The house of the Mont-Lozère
    > The little road to l'Hermet


    Day 9 : LE BLEYMARD - PONT DE MONTVERT - 19KM - 6H DE MARCHE

    Gorgeous step between South and North. Climb the Mont-Lozère and enjoy its landscape to 360 ° breathtaking. The descent to Pont de Montvert is beautiful between moor and granite blocks. You enter the lands of the Camisards!


    Day 10 : PONT DE MONTVERT - BÉDOUÉS / COCURÈS - 24KM OU 25KM 6H45 DE MARCHE

    Climb above Pont de Montvert, the landscapes on the valleys are really spectacular ! Walk towards Florac crossroads of rivers: La Mimente, Tarn, Tarnon and the Pêcher river.


    Day 11 : BÉDOUÈS - ST-JULIEN D'ARPAON : 15KM - 4H DE MARCHE OU CASSAGNAS (23KM - 6H)

    Begin your day crossing the Tarnon river. Then walk along the clear Mimente river and its soft murmur. You reach Saint-Julien d'Arpaon, then Cassagnas. A smooth step (or almost!).


    Day 12 : SAINT-JULIEN D'ARPAON - SAINT-GERMAIN DE CALBERTE :23KM - 6H15 DE MARCHE (CASSAGNAS 15KM - 4H15)

    As almost every morning, you start your day with a beautiful climb in the forest. up, the scenery is just amazing. The odors change, you walk in the southern land, a subtle blend of vegetation smells of the South of France ...


    Day 13 : SAINT-GERMAIN DE CALBERTE - SAINT-JEAN-DU-GARD : 22KM - 6H30 DE MARCHE

    A day to reach the magnificent Col de Saint-Pierre overlooking the Gardon. You enter the Gard and you just have to go down slope to reach the sweet town of Saint-Jean du Gard bathed by the Gardon.


    Day 14 : Back to Le Puy-en-Velay - Departure at 8h30 ou 13h30

    You, your luggage and your bike will be taken in front of the Office of Tourism for your return to the agency L'Autre Chemin.


  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

      

    Lone traveller?

    L’Autre Chemin offers accommodation in a single room, for a surcharge:

    • Single room surcharge : +€300

    Luggage transfer to every stoppover

    Luggage transfer 1 bag maxi 15kg : €100 / bag

     

    Your journey back from St-Jean du Gard to Le Puy

    Journey back in minibus : 50€ / pax

    Multiple-risk and cancellation insurance with our partner Europ Assistance

    For peace of mind while you travel, L’Autre Chemin offers a range of multiple-risk and cancellation insurance packages. 

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  • 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.

    Example of accommodation on the Stevenson trail

    Le Mimentois - Cassagnas
    Le Mimentois
     
    Hôtel les Bellugues - Saint-Jean du Gard
    Les Bellugues

     

  • Price info

    Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)

    The Stevenson trail
    Le Puy to St-Jean du Gard– 14 days / 13 nights

    Fares

    Your walking tour on half-board basis* 

    €1000 / pax.

    Extra : Luggage transfer (1 bag / pers. Maxi +15kg)

    +€100

    Extra : Journey back St-Jean du Gard to Le Puy

    +€50
    Extra : Lone traveller – single room  +€300

    *Except le Puy-en-Velay stay proposed in bed & breakfast option only to offer you more flexibility in the choice of you restaurant

    Price includes: 

    • Accommodation on half-board in a twin or double bedroom (on a basis of 2 people sharing) plus French holiday tax,  
    • The Stevenson way guide, plus telephone assistance

    Extras : 

    • Baggage transfers (1 bag weighing 13kg max.) to every stopover
    • The journey back in a bus to Le Puy.
    • Multirisk and cancellation insurance
    • Single room

    Prices do not include:

    • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
    • Any meals non-included in the selected option, drinks, spending money,
    • Any optional visits or activities,
    • Agency fees : €20.

     

    Agency fees

    €20 / booking folder