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.
At a stone's throw from the city centre, Layoule is a peaceful green site, located along the water (Aveyron) that proposes a pedestrian route for family excursions and running and mountainbiking enthusiasts. Outdoor games are available for the little ones... It is an ideal place to enjoy your picnic: wodden tables are at your disposal.
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.
6 marked hikes , from 1 to 3 hours long in the biggest stone maze of Europe: varied hikes in the woods or over ridges. A main route shows the biggest stones within one hour of easy tour. Some secondary routes more difficult.
Leaving from Entraygues, the 2 circuits of lo Camin d'Olt enable you to discover the steep Gorges de la Truyère or to dominate the tamed Lot valley as well as numerous villages impregnated with history.
8.5 km from the bridge of Moulinou on the banks of the Lot to Golinhac then Albusquiès (300 metres of level difference) will let you discover more than 20 stone, iron or wood sculpted crosses (explicative panel for each). Successive panoramas: 180°on the Vallée du Lot, chestnut woods, the Monts d'Aubrac, the Plomb du Cantal, the Puy de Montabès