Wandelen in de Aveyron Occitanië wandelvakantie Frankrijk met vakantiehuis.
Wandelen in de Aveyron Occitanië wandelvakantie Frankrijk met vakantiehuis.

Hiking in the Aveyron

Spectacular hiking trails that even start right at your doorstep!

Walking in the Aveyron Occitania walking holiday France with holiday home.

Hiking in the Aveyron, a department in South France, offers a diverse and beautiful experience. Some features that come to mind when talking about hiking in the Aveyron near the LOTT Mur-de-Barrez holiday home.

These features include:

Varied Landscape

Aveyron has a varied landscape, ranging from rolling hills, vast plateaus, wooded valleys to impressive rock formations and mountains. This means that hikers can explore a wide range of environments during their hikes.

Natural Beauty

The natural beauty of the Aveyron is breathtaking. The region boasts scenic vistas, lush forests, babbling rivers, clear lakes, and waterfalls, creating an enchanting setting for hiking.

Historical Sites

While hiking in the Aveyron, you often come across historical landmarks like old villages, castles, churches, and abbeys. These places add a cultural dimension to your hiking experience.

Hiking Trails

Aveyron offers a variety of hiking trails, from short and easy paths to challenging mountain trails. There are circular routes, long-distance trails, and pilgrimages, including sections of the famous Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.

Local Cuisine and Hospitality

Aveyron offers hiking opportunities throughout the year, with each season adding its own charm to the surroundings. Spring and autumn are generally ideal times for pleasant weather and beautiful natural colors.

Four Seasons

Aveyron offers hiking opportunities throughout the year, with each season adding its own charm to the surroundings. Spring and autumn are generally ideal times for pleasant weather and beautiful natural colors.

Diversity of Flora and Fauna

The natural diversity in the Aveyron also means a diversity of flora and fauna. You may encounter different plant species and possibly wildlife during your hikes.
Overall, the Aveyron offers a rich hiking experience for nature lovers, culture seekers, and adventurous travelers.

Hiking near Mur-de-Barrez

There are plenty of hiking trails. We’ve found five for you. In your holiday home, there’s also a handy booklet with hiking routes in the area.

Walking in the Aveyron Occitania walking holiday France with a holiday home. Walking together in nature.
Walking in the Aveyron Occitania walking holiday France with a holiday home. Walking together in nature.

Sentier des Quatre Lacs

This hiking trail starts from Mur-de-Barrez and takes you through a beautiful landscape dotted with four lovely lakes. The route is about 13 km long and takes about 4-5 hours to complete.

Le Tour de la Roche

This is a circular route that leads you around Roche de Turlande, an impressive rock formation that towers above the surrounding countryside. The route is about 10 km long and takes about 3 hours to complete.

Le Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle

This is a section of the famous pilgrimage route that takes you from Mur-de-Barrez to Conques. This route is about 25 km long and takes about 7-8 hours to complete.

Les Cascades de la Selves

This hiking trail takes you to a series of beautiful waterfalls that flow down through the forest. The route is about 10 km long and takes about 3-4 hours to complete.

Le Sentier des Bories

This hiking trail takes you through a beautiful landscape dotted with traditional stone houses called “bories.” The route is about 8 km long and takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

As you would expect from LOTT, you can step right into the natural surroundings here as well.

Tips

Holiday ideas, inspirations & Links

Useful information and hiking tips for a hiking vacation in Aveyron, Occitanie.

“Superb area for walking. Every walk was different.”
- Bram and Yvonne
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Things to do?

Discover your favourite activities during your holiday. LOTT holiday homes has exclusively selected some activities for you. Please visit the 'Things to do?' page as a starting point for your explorations during your holiday at one of our cottages.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions. Do you have another question? Please visit the main 'FAQ' page or contact us by email.

Yes, you can hike in the surroundings of your LOTT holiday home. These cottages have been selected for their proximity to hiking trails.

Some areas are more suitable for long walks while other provide shorter entertainment through French villages.

Yes, the LOTTages of LOTT holiday homes & more are oftentimes situated near picturesque villages or larger cities. Ask information at the local tourist office for an organised route.

However, your holiday home also has some information on city strolls (and check out this website for ideas, suggestions and inspiration!)

Yes, a favorite past time of the French is hiking and therefore its paths are well-maintained and there’s plenty of routes available for you.

For example the “route du pommes” alongside the apple orchards or a discovery for edible mushrooms. Always check the calendar for any organised event at your local tourist office.

Yes, the hiking trails near LOTT holiday homes & more are both suitable for beginners and more advanced hikers. To prepare yourself, have a look at our hiking page for the area you’re spending your holiday in and find some useful tips for a great holiday in France.

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