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.
5 marked hikes to choose from, from 1 to 5 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 enable beginners, walkers or discoverers to step off the usual paths in quest of the oldest rocks and calm.
Guided mountain hikes, mountain biking, multi activities, snowshoes, seminar.
XXIst century treasure hunt. A new generation adventure to experience alone, with family or as a team.
The instructors' office is a network of independent qualified instructors working on the Grands Causses, Gorges du Tarn and the Southern Massif Central.
The Comité Départemental Handisport 12 has the appropriate equipment to discover the Aveyron with family or friends.
Site of orientation course "Les Dolines", located in the Causse Comtal at Gages.
The Randoateliers combine excursions and manual activities. From catching invertebrates with the Rand'o aquatic fauna, DIY with Natur'é fabrik, moulding footprints with Forest Fauna, beekeeping with Apirando, handling panning with Gold digger or Meteorology for dummies.
More than just an excursion with a mule, you will also have to compose your route with it: a chance to discover or deepen your relation with the animal while studying the natural environment you travel through.
Starting from the Tourist Office, this beautiful hike leads you to the Combalou plateau
Explore the snowy platform. Discover the Carladez on snowshoes New landscapes await you.
Hikes of one day or more with a pack donkey in the region of the Grands Causses, the Gorges or the Mont Aigoual. From April to October on reservation.
Discover the Visigoth tombs and ancient dwellings, explanation panels and children's orientation course.