If you like to rise at the crack of dawn, walk for fifteen or twenty kilometres before lunch, do the same distance after lunch, stagger into town exhausted, then get up the next day and do it all over again, you may only need five or six days to complete this walk from Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac.
I am more of an ‘enjoy breakfast, walk a few hours, have a nice lunch, walk another few hours and linger over dinner’ kind of girl. For me, this walk is about slowing down and enjoying the open spaces—and participating in a journey that thousands of walkers have taken before me. I allow around eleven days to do this wonderful walk justice.
I make space in my schedule for a couple of free afternoons to explore the most beautiful villages of Estaing and Conques. Both villages are impossibly gorgeous and even if you do nothing more than find a shady table in a café and put your feet up for the afternoon, these two slower days will provide a welcome chance to restore your energy.
Consult your TopoGuide as you start out each morning—there are several instances where a detour along a road or a variante of the GR 65 will help you shorten your daily walk (or avoid a hill) without compromising your sense of achievement at the end of the day.
Day 1 Aumont-Aubrac to Montgros (23.5 km/14.7 mi).
Day 2 Montgros to Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac (20 km/12.5 mi).
Day 3 Saint-Chély-d’Aubrac to Espalion (22 km/13.8 mi).
Day 4 Espalion to Estaing (11 km/7 mi). Spend the afternoon exploring Estaing.
Day 5 Estaing to Espeyrac (24.5 km/15.3 mi).
Day 6 Espeyrac to Conques (12.5 km/7.8 mi). Spend the afternoon or the next morning exploring Conques.
Day 7 Conques to Noailhac (8 km/5 mi).
Day 8 Noailhac to Livinhac-le-Haut (16 km/10 mi).
Day 9 Livinhac-le-Haut to Figeac (25.5 km/16 mi).
Day 10 Figeac. Take a well earned rest day (or two) and explore Figeac and the surrounding area.
Are you ready to start planning a long-distance walk…
…along the Chemin de Saint-Jacques from Aumont-Aubrac to Figeac?
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