Way of Saint James
the way to Santiago de Compostela from Le Puy en Velay to Conques (Via Podiensis)

Difficulty : grade 3


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Self guided walking tour on the pilgrimage way of Saint James. Independent walking holidays on the camino de Santiago de Compostela from Le Puy en Velay to Conques.

Via Podiensis is one of the four main pilgrimage French routes to the Spanish sanctuary of Santiago de Compostela from Le Puy en Velay, a Marian sanctuary since the fifth century. Since the Middle Ages, millions of pilgrims have left from Le Puy to journey to the Spanish Galicia, at the extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, to venerate the relics of Saint James, one of Christ’s apostles. This pilgrimage is today registered on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
In this first french part of Saint James way, you will explore several different regions of France : Auvergne, Margeride, Gevaudan, the Aubrac highlands, charming and scenic in the summer months, but avoided by pilgrims in the cold of winter, when it is covered by snow and fog. In bad weather, the bells of Domerie d’Aubrac (an abbey hospital) once rang all the day and night long to guide the pilgrims towards this place of refuge. You will go down the Pays d’Olt or the Lot Valley with pleasant cities as Espalion or Estaing.Walking along the heights of the Lot Valley, you will arrive in the lovely city of Conques.


C250-ST  Way of St James Le Puy -Conques
 
Standard walking tour - accommodation in 1 or 2-star hotels with ensuite facilities
and regional specialities dinners as written in the walking tour description

Day 1 : Arrival at Puy en Velay 
Day 2 : Le Puy en Velay – St Privat d’Allier (24 km)
Day 3 : St Privat – Saugues (20 km)
Day 4 : Saugues – Le Claux (St Alban sur Limagnole) (24 km)
Day 5 : Le Claux – Aumont Aubrac (22 km)
Day 6 : Aumont – Nasbinals (26,5 km)
Day 7 : Nasbinals – St Chély d’Aubrac (17 km)
Day 8 : St Chély – Espalion (24,5 km)
Day 9 : Espalion – Estaing (13km) 
Day 10 : Estaing – Espeyrac (24 km)
Day 11 : Espeyrac – Conques (13 km) 
Day 12 : Conques – End of th etour after breakfast.

Price per person double occupancy : 1440 Euros
Single supplement : 340 Euros
Price for solo walker : 1790 Euros
2017 prices based on 2 people walking together

walking holidays description



C250-CO  Way of St James Le Puy -Conques
Comfort walking tour
- accommodation in 2 or 3-star charming hotels 
and gourmet dinners as written in tour description

Day 1 : Arrival at Puy en Velay 
Day 2 : Le Puy en Velay – St Privat d’Allier (24 km)
              transfer by taxi from St Privat to Saugues in late afternoon

Day 3 : St Privat – Saugues (20 km)
              Back by taxi from Saugues to St Privat in the morning

Day 4 : Saugues – Saint Alban de Limagnole (24 km)
              transfer by taxi from Saugues to Clauze (to shorten the stage: 24 km)

Day 5 : St Alban – Aumont Aubrac (16 km)
Day 6 : Aumont – Nasbinals (26,5 km)
              Back to Aumont by taxi in late afternoon

Day 7 : Nasbinals – St Chély d’Aubrac (17 km)
              transfer by taxi from Aumont to Nasbinals in the morning

Day 8 : St Chély – Espalion (24,5 km)
Day 9 : Espalion – Estaing (13km) 
Day 10 : Estaing – Espeyrac (24 km)
                transfer by taxi from Espeyrac to Entraygues, overnight stop

Day 11 : Espeyrac – Conques (13 km)
                Back by taxi to Espeyrac in the morning

Day 12 : Conques – End of the tour after breakfast.

Price per person double occupancy : 2140 Euros
Single supplement : 465 Euros
Price for solo walker : 2670 Euros
2017 prices based on 2 people walking together

walking holidays description

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