Whether trekking or just out for a day’s walk, the Aveyron is a land for walking par excellence, ideal for discovering its countryside.
Not surprising that the Aveyron is the top département for walking in France.
There are more than 900km of long distance Grande Randonnée footpaths and a network of 4000km of shorter walks, which enable families to fully benefit from these great open spaces.
Walkers will always find something new here, from the most famous such as the Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle GR65 to the most exclusive ones such as the Tour du Larzac Templier GR71. Plateaux, gorges, valleys, cliffs and mountains, but also sources, streams, waterfalls and lakes, there is something for everyone. From crossing the Aubrac plateaux to the corniches of the Tarn, from the Lévézou lakes to the Rougiers of Marcillac or Camarès, not forgetting the great cultural itineraries, the Aveyron appears as a concentration of discoveries that never cease to amaze walkers.
And the peasant created the prairie. The soul of the trail at Thérondels are the animals, the inhabitants, the culture, the traditional economy and Antoine's tractor museum. The surprises are: the anthill, the visit of the milk cooperative and other discoveries. Views over the massif Cantalien and the Aubrac Lozérien.
A real sanctuary of biodiversity, the regional nature reserve "les côteaux du Fel", located in North Aveyron, at the confluence of the Truyère, shelters over more than 80 acres a surprising wealth of animal and vegetal species. It was created in 2011. Walk of 4,5 km long, PR14bis. Parking on the surrounding area of the hamlet du Mas.
A walk through history. This walk is particular in that it's a visit of the old mediaeval streets discovering old dwellings, lauze covered roofs, views of the esplanade from the château and the monastery.