Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 
 

Compostela Trail - Le Puy to Aumont

Traverse the centuries of time and the borders of Europe on the medieval pilgrim trail of Compostela. In the 9th century, the tomb of the apostle St James was unearthed in Compostela. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France, and crossing northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey, along the Via Podensis, the French Way of St James, takes pilgrims from Le Puy en Velay to the Pyrenees at St Jean Pied de Port. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art. Six stages of this historic trail are included in our self-guided walking program in France.This itinerary begins at the traditional start of the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela, Le Puy-en-Velay in France. It takes us up into the volcanic highlands of Margeride, through traditional granite villages and reveals an important part of the regions history. The presence of stone chapels and the unique crosses are symbolic of the pilgrimage and a continual reminder of the religious significance of the trail.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Le Puy-en-Velay
DAY 2 Walk to St-Privat-d'Allier (5-6hrs)
DAY 3 Descend the gorges of Allier to Saugues (4-5hrs)
DAY 4 Walk across the Margeride plateau to St Alban (Les Faux) (6-7hrs)
DAY 5 Descend into the Truyère valley and end trip at Aumont-Aubrac (4hrs)

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The accommodations and meals provided was fabulous and could not be faulted.

P Hodkinson Sylvania Southgate, NSW

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