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.
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.
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.
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
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.