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Hike on the GR653, Via Tolosana (Way of Arles) - Pilgrimage to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, through Bouches-du-Rhone, Gard, Herault, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers and Pyrenees-Atlantiques departments from Arles to Somport Pass. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.
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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Via Tolosana - Way of Arles

Way of Santiago de Compostela

Hiking from Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone) to Somport Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)



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Distance: 792,94km, Elevation maximum: 1632m, Elevation minimum: 1m, Elevation gain uphill: 13564m
IGN Maps: Clermont-l'Hérault (2643E). Montpellier Palavas-les-Flots (2743ET). Aigues-Mortes la Grande-Motte (2843OT). Arles PNR de Camargue (2943ET). St-Gilles Vauvert (2943O).
Lamalou-les-Bains l'Espinouse le Caroux PNR du Haut Languedoc (2543OT). St-Guilhem-le-Désert Cirque de Navacelles (2642ET). Lodève Bédarieux Lac de Salagou (2643OT). Castres Puylaurens Lautrec (2243E). Castres le Sidobre PNR du Haut-Languedoc (2343ET). Montagne Noire Ouest Revel Labruguière PNR du Haut-Languedoc (2344OT). Monts de Lacaune la Salvetat-sur-Agout PNR du Haut Languedoc (2443ET). Toulouse (2143O). Villefranche-de-Lauragais (2144E). Ramonville-St-Agne (2144O). Mazères (2145E). Revel St-Félix-Lauragais (2244O). Castelnaudary (2245O). Auch (1843E). Auch (1843O). Cadours (1943E). Gimont (1943O). l'Isle-Jourdain (Gers) (2043O). Pau (1545E). Lembeye (1644E). Pau Est / Morlaàs (1645O). Montesquiou (1743E). Miélan (1744E). Vic-en-Bigorre (1744O). Pau (1545E). Lembeye (1644E). Mourenx (1545O). Oloron-Ste-Marie Vallée d'Aspe (1546OT). Ossau Vallée d'Aspe PN des Pyrénées (1547OT).



Gite d'etape, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn

Gallician (Vauvert) : Gîte de la Bergerie, Cécile Volpelière, 06 79 67 71 36,

Cottage in an old sheepfold in the countryside of Petite Camargue. Quiet fully equipped accommodation of about 40 m2 for 3/4 people with an exterior of 300 m² fully enclosed and private. 60€/day.

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Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Refuge, Hostel, Tourist Office, Shops, Hiking Travel Agency on or near a GR ® listed on, you can appear for 10€/year (12 months)/GR by completing the registration form GR



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GR653 Via Tolosana - Way of Arles (Full itinerary)
From Arles (Bouches-du-Rhone) to Montarnaud (Herault)
From Montarnaud to Castanet-le-Haut (Herault)
From Castanet-le-Haut (Herault) to Dourgne (Tarn)
From Dourgne (Tarn) to Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
From Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) to Auch (Gers)
From Auch (Gers) to Morlaas (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)
From Morlaas to Somport Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)


It is advisable to follow the beacons all along your hike and to bring you the FFRandonnee topo-guide. You will also find information on

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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR7, GR70 Stevenson trail, GR72, GR700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR470 Allier river trail, Margeride, Gevaudan, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.

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