GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike on the GR®70 Stevenson's Trail from Puy-en-Velay to Ales through Auvergne and Cevennes region via Haute-Loire, Lozere, Ardeche and Gard departments. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.

GR70 Chemin Stevenson


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Stevenson's trail

From Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) to Ales (Gard)


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Distance: 268km, Elevation maximum: 1699m, Elevation minimum: 130m, Elevation gain uphill: 7655m
IGN Maps: Le Puy-en-Velay (2735E). Le Puy-en-Velay Yssingeaux (2835OT). Solignac-sur-Loire Cayres (2736E). Gerbier de Jonc Mézenc Vivarais (2836OT). Langogne (2737E). La Bastide-Puylaurent (2738E). Largentière la Bastide-Puylaurent Vivarais Cévenol (2838OT). Mont Lozère Florac PN des Cévennes (2739OT). Corniche des Cévennes PN des Cévennes (2740ET). Alès (2840OT).




Aiguilhe: Puy-en-Velay Camping***, 04 71 09 55 09, Email
Located in lush greenery and near the river. The place is ideal for hikers. Very close to the city center with a superb view of the famous Rock where the Cloister and the Virgin culminate, emblem of Puy-en-Velay. Free Wifi, grocery store, local products, snack bar. Pets are always welcome and free!
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Alleyrac: L'Ecole Restaurant, Bar, Pizzeria, Grocery store, M. Vincent, 04 71 00 20 62, 06 70 20 85 63, Email
The former Alleyrac school has been transformed into a bar restaurant pizzeria since 2018. Lucie and Sylvain will be happy to welcome you warmly and make you discover local products or their native region. Also in the establishment a grocery store, bread, stamp, gas, etc ...

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Alleyrac: Gite de la Cagouille, M. Vincent, 04 71 00 20 62, 06 70 20 85 63, Email

In the heart of the village, our Gîte can accommodate at least 10 people. Living room, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and shaded private courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue.

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La Bastide-Puylaurent: L'Etoile Guest House, 06 83 99 70 86, Email
Former resort Hotel built in 1926 in the architectural style typical of the "Roaring Twenties", L'Etoile Guest house is a mountain retreat in the South of France. Beautiful park along the Allier River. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Private parking. GR®: 7, 70, 72, 470, 700. GRP®: Ardechoise, Margeride, Cevenol. Many Hiking loops.

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Chasserades: Hotel des Sources, Eric Chaptal, 04 66 46 01 14, Email

In a warm atmosphere, the Hotel des Sources welcomes you in a pleasant natural setting where you can enjoy calm and serene nature without restriction. Generous regional cuisine.
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Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie: TAXI ROCHE CVN passenger transport, 06 89 08 47 36, Email, Facebook
Located in the heart of the Cévennes, we can transport you from stage to stage on all the routes of the GR61, GR67, GR70, GR700, Urbain V trail. Possibility of guarding your vehicle or transporting it to your place of arrival. Departure and return from SNCF station Alès, Nîmes, Montpellier, Mende etc. Open all year round 7/7 - 24/24.
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The GR®70, also known as the Stevenson Trail, is an iconic hiking trail that traverses the Cévennes region in France. It follows in the footsteps of the renowned Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who journeyed through this picturesque region in 1878 and drew inspiration from it for his book "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes". The trail spans approximately 268 kilometers, from the town of Le Puy-en-Velay in Haute-Loire to Alès in Gard. It offers hikers a unique experience by combining the natural beauty of the Cévennes landscapes with literary history. The trail meanders through lush green valleys, rocky plateaus, and dense forests, providing breathtaking panoramic views. Following in Stevenson's footsteps, hikers have the opportunity to discover picturesque villages, isolated farms, and preserved landscapes.

The trail also offers insight into rural life and the authenticity of the region, with possible encounters with local farmers and warm-hearted inhabitants. The Stevenson Trail can be completed in approximately 12 to 15 days, depending on each hiker's pace and preferences. Accommodations such as lodges, shelters, and guesthouses are available along the route, providing well-deserved rest after a day of hiking. This trek offers much more than just a sporting adventure. It allows hikers to disconnect from daily life, connect with nature, and rediscover a sense of freedom. Walking in Stevenson's footsteps, following his itinerary and admiring the same landscapes, creates a special connection with history and provides a deep and enriching experience. Whether for literature enthusiasts, nature lovers, or adventure seekers, the Stevenson Trail offers an unforgettable experience. It is an invitation to immerse oneself in the majestic landscapes of the Cévennes, walk at one's own pace, and create lasting memories along this mythical trail.

In conclusion, the GR®70 is much more than just a hiking route. It is an invitation to discover the natural beauty, literary history, and authenticity of the Cévennes. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a travel enthusiast, this adventure promises moments of tranquility, discovery, and wonder throughout the journey.

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GR®70 Stevenson's Trail
GR®70 From Le Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) to La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere)
GR®70 From La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere) to Ales (Gard)
Private parking at L'Etoile Guest house (La Bastide-Puylaurent) during your hike

Nearby paths:
Around Margeride (Lozere)
Around Ardechoise mountain (Ardeche)
Around Causse Mejean (Lozere)
Around Galeizon Valley (Gard-Lozere)
The Cevenol (Lozere, Ardeche, Gard)
Urbain V Way (Lozere, Gard, Vaucluse)
GR®3 Loire River trail
GR®3F From Lafarre (Haute-Loire) to Apinac (Loire)
GR®4 From Atlantic to Mediterranean
GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees
GR®40 Around Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®43 From Faisses Pass to Ste Eulalie (Lozere)
GR®61 From Anduze to Asclier Pass (Gard)
GR®65 Camino de Santiago - Via Podiensis
GR®67 Around Cevenol country (Gard, Lozere)
GR®68 Around Mont Lozere (Gard, Lozere)
GR®72 From Les Chambons (Ardeche) to Barre-des-Cevennes (Lozere)
GR®300 From Sancoins (Cher) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®430 Saint Regis way (Haute-Loire, Ardeche)
GR®470 Allier River springs and gorges (Haute-Loire, Lozere)
GR®700 Regordane Way (Haute-Loire, Ardeche, Lozere, Gard)
GR®736 Tarn Valley and Gorges (Lozere, Aveyron, Tarn)
GR®765 From Cluny (Saone-et-Loire) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)


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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 GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson's Trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier river, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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