The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail

The GR70 through the Massif Central

By Alan Castle

A guidebook for walking in the footsteps of Stevenson as he travelled through France's Velay and Cevennes regions accompanied by his faithful donkey, Modestine. At 140km, this route is ideal for people new to walking holidays. Starts at Le Puy, finishes at St Jean de Gard. A great route with a historic and literary feel.

Seasons

Possible throughout the year, although requiring snow skills in winter. Best in spring and autumn, try to avoid July and August.

Centres

Le Puy and St Jean de Gard at each end of the route. Also Florac, Fouzillac, La Bastide-Puylaurent, Pradelles, Le Pont de Montvert

Difficulty

Suitable for a first long-distance walking holiday. Mainly drove roads, bridleways and footpaths. Takes less than two weeks.

Must See

Ancient villages, a sence of history, deep gorges, stunning landcapes.
ISBN
9781852845117
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Published
Published
8 Oct 2007
Reprinted
11 Jan 2019
Edition
Second
Pages
208
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3cm
Weight
220g
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Alan Castle

Alan Castle has trekked and cycled in over 30 countries within Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Australasia. A member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, he has written 18 guidebooks, several on long-distance mountain routes in France. An erstwhile national secretary and long-distance path information officer of the Long Distance Walkers Association, Alan now lives at the foot of the Moffat Hills in Scotland.

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