Hiking tour – Stevenson trail

Hiking tour – Stevenson trail

In the autumn of 1878, R.L. Stevenson, the young Scottish writer who would become famous for his book Treasure Island, settled into a small village to the south of Le Puy-en-Velay so to prepare an initiatory Journey across Les Cévennes. One month later, he left Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille with his lone companion Modestine, the temperamental donkey which carried his baggage. His journey was to bring him in contact with the Cévenols, descendants of the Camisards who fought and were persecuted after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. For 12 days he traveled across Le Velay, Le Gevaudan and the Cévenol region to arrive in Saint Jean du Gard. He tells of this voyage in his book entitled Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes.
We propose you to walk the Stevenson trail, a tour that follows the itinerary of R.L. Stevenson and begins at Le Monastier-Sur-Gazeille. You will cross Le Velay, a vast plateau deeply cracked by beautiful rivers. You will next pass through the dark, forest-covered Gévaudan and start the long ascent of Mont Lozère. Then, you will walk down to Pont de Monvert and Le Pays Cévenol. You will cross some long valleys covered with deep chestnut tree forests which are gradually replaced by vineyards when you approach St Jean du Gard.

ECO’: Half-board accommodation in hotels with all the facilities

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

Eco’ tour description

Day 1 : Arrival at Le Monastier sur Gazeille.
Day 2 : Le Monastier – Le Bouchet St Nicolas (23 km).
Day 3 : Le Bouchet – Langogne (25 km).
Day 4 : Langogne – Cheylard L’Evêque (16 km).
Day 5 : Cheylard – La Bastide Puy Laurent (19 km).
Day 6 : La Bastide –  Chasseradès (18 km)
via N.D. des Neiges Abbey
Day 7 : Chasseradès – Le Bleymard (14 km)
Day 8 : Le Bleymard – Le Pont de Montvert (18 km).
Day 9 : Le Pont de Montvert – Florac (28 km).
Day 10 : Florac – Cassagnas (17 km).
Day 11 : Cassagnas – St Germain de Calberte (15 km).
Day 12 : St Germain de C. – St Jean du Gard (21 km).
Day 13 : St Jean du Gard. Tour ends after breakfast

Standard tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Monastier sur Gazeille
Day 2: Le Monastier sur Gazeille – Le Bouchet St Nicolas (23 km)
Day 3: Le Bouchet – Langogne (25 km)
Day 4: Langogne – Cheylard L’Evêque (16 km)
Day 5: Cheylard – La Bastide Puy Laurent (19 km)
Day 6: La Bastide – Chasseradès (12 km)
                Walking to N.D. des Neiges abbey and back in the morning(about 1.30 hours)
Day 7: Chasseradès – Le Bleymard (14 km)
Day 8: Le Bleymard – Le Pont de Montvert (18 km)
Day 9: Le Pont de Montvert – Florac (28 km)
Day 10: Florac – Cassagnas (17 km)
Day 11: Cassagnas – St Germain de Calberte (15 km)
                  Taxi transfer from St Germain to St Jean du Gard in late afternoon
Day 12: St Germain de Calberte – St Jean du Gard (22 km)
                 Taxi transfer to St Germain in the morning
Day 13: St Jean du Gard – End of the tour after breakfast

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English








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Group rate (5 and more) and CE, contact us.

Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)




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