The Stevenson trail – South part

The Stevenson trail – South part

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 Cevennes.
This hike covers the second part of R.L. Stevenson’s journey. From Chasseradès you will cross the Goulet Mountain to Le Bleymard and climb up Le Mont Lozère. You will descend into the Cévenol region, heading towards Le Pont de Montvert and the Tarn Valley, so to arrive in the magnificent little village of Florac. You will disappear into the Cevennes, a deep and mysterious region, and into the chestnut forests that cover the hillsides and valleys, hiding the peaceful, picturesque villages that sleep there. Slowly, you will descend towards Saint Jean du Gard and the Midi of France.

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

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

Eco’ tour description

Jour 1 : Arrivée à Chasseradès
Jour 2 : Chasseradès – Le Bleymard (14 km).
Jour 3 : Le Bleymard – Le Pont de Montvert (18 km).
Jour 4 : Le Pont de Montvert – Florac (28 km).
Jour 5 : Florac – Cassagnas (17 km).
Jour 6 : Cassagnas – St Germain de Calberte (15 km).
Jour 7 : St Germain – St Jean du Gard (21 km).
Jour 8 : St Jean du Gard. Fin de la randonnée dans la matinée

Standard tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Chasseradès
Day 2: Chasseradès – Le Bleymard (14 km)
Day 3: Le Bleymard – Le Pont de Montvert (18 km)
Day 4: Le Pont de Montvert – Florac (28 km)
Day 5: Florac – Cassagnas (17 km)
Day 6: Cassagnas – St Germain de Calberte (16 km)
                Taxi transfer at St Jean du Gard at the end of the day
Day 7: St Germain de Calberte – St Jean du Gard (22 km)
               Taxi transfer at St Germain in the morning
Day 8: 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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