Hiking in Alnigeois
Cordes sur Ciel, one of the most beautiful village in France
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Walking holidays in the Albigeois region

7 day hike on historic paths

  • Unique nature and culture experience in Southern France
  • Easy hikes with local guide & luggage transfer service
  • France's most beautiful villages: Cordes-sur-Ciel, Puycelci, Bruniquel
  • Sainte-Cécile cathedral & Toulouse Lautrec museum in Albi
  • Full board with regional cuisine

Join us on this unique nature and cultural adventure in Albigeois region! Take in the beautiful scenery and breathtaking views as you hike through the wild Aveyron gorges, the vast Causse plateau, the lush green Gaillacois vineyards and the deep forests of Grésigne. Visit the impressive Cathar castles and explore some of France's most beautiful villages, nestled in hills and mountains and defying the laws of nature, and experience one of the country's most diverse regions with its unique historic, architectural and culinary heritage!

Price from 865,- €

Guided walking holidays in the Albigeois region

Guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level


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Day 1: Arrival in Albi – First hike
Meeting point for this walking tour at 2 pm at the train station of Albi. You begin with a visit of the city, the cathedral Sainte Cécile and the museum Toulouse Lautrec. Finaly, you are brought to Castelnau de Montmirail , a wonderful village with colourful houses, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Vieux – Castelnau de Montmiral
Today, you go for a circular hike to the village Vieux. On the way, you will visit the church of the castle of Mayraques and walk through the vineyard of Gaillac. At the end of the day, you spend another night in Castelnau de Montmiral.
Duration: 4 to 5 h – Distance: 12-15 km / 7.4-9.3 mi – Difference in altitude: approx. 300 m

Day 3: Forest La Grésigne – Puycelci – Bruniquel
The hike today leads you through the forest of La Grésigne to the village Puycelci. After a small tour, you will drive to Bruniquel, where another visit will take place.
Duration: 4 to 5 h – Distance: 12-15 km / 7.4-9.3 mi – Difference in altitude: approx. 300 m

Day 4: Round walking on the Aveyron's riverbanks

Easy round walking today on the Aveyron's riverbanks. On the way, you will visit the templar donjon of Montricoux and the museum Marcel Lenoir. Return to Bruniquel.

Day 5: Aveyron
You will hike above the impressives gorges of the Aveyron and continue in the direction of the medieval village Penne d'Albigeois of which the castle was the last haven for the Catharers. Then you go to sleep in Cordes sur Ciel.
Duration: 3 to 4 h – Distance: 12 km / 7.4 mi – Difference in altitude: approx. 200 m

Day 6: Cordes sur Ciel
The day begins with a tour in Cordes, a preserved treasure of the gothic design. Then you continue on a circular hike to Albi through the grot of Meulière and the chapel ruins of St André. Finally, you will have a fascinating night hike through Albi.
Duration: 3 to 4 h – Distance: 10 km / 6.2 mi – Difference in altitude: approx. 200 m

Day 7: Departure
Breakfast in Albi and departure.

Travel dates

  • Mar 25th, 18 – Oct 20th, 18
  • From 840,- €
  • Please contact us for further information.
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*Our hiking programm begins and ends at the train station of Albi.
Your organise the arrival and return by yourself and extend your trip on your option.

For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and contents for the trip.

With your enquiry, please let us know the number of your party and the dates of your holiday.

Price:from 830,-€ / person

in double bedroom or triple bedroom
Price surcharge for a single room (4 nights): 235,-€
Other prices according to the dates of holidays.

Terms of payment:

  • 20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice
  • Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay
    Only by SEPA bank transfer.


6 nights in double or triple bedroom, full board (picnic lunch), french licenced guide, carrying of the luggage, transfers according to the programm, entrance fees for the visits

Not included:
Travel to/from the train station of Albi, drinks, insurance in case of cancellation

Number of participants

Can be booked by individual travellers!
Guaranteed departure: 5 persons (max. 12 persons)
Last possibility of cancellation from the tour operator: 21 days before the beginning of the trip


1 night in a 3-stars hotel, 3 nights in a 2-stars hotel and 2 nights in a comfortable french B&B (Single room in the B&B not guaranteed!)

Level: Easy

Average duration of the hike: 4 to 5 hours a day. between 10 and 15 km (6.2 to 9.3 mi) a day with a maximal ascent of 500 m.
The paths goes on diverse lands without particular difficulties.
Luggage: You do not have to carry anything else than your belongings (Phone..) and the picnic lunch.
Walking with French people, an authentic experience!
French speaking licenced guide
For groups of 6 persons at least, we can arrange dates and content for the trip.
An organised guided tour in english can also be set

How to get there?

We recommend you an eco-friendly journey with the train to Albi-Ville, the hometown of Toulouse-Lautrec.

You can find more information on our detailed info sheet, that we send you gladly on enquiry!

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