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The Stevenson trail

  • Distance
    272 km
  • Average duration
    10/12 jours
  • Gradient
    6500 m
  • situation

The Stevenson trail

GR 70 - Velay, Gévaudan, Mont Lozère, Cévennes. Following in the steps of R-L Stevenson

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Your journey through the Cevennes on the Stevenson trail starts in the Haute-Loire, at le Puy en Velay. It will take you about 12 days to travel its 272 km.

This hiking trail takes you in the footsteps of the famous Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his donkey Modestine, who set off from Monastier-sur-Gazeille to cross the gorges of the Loire and then the Cevennes, as far as Saint-Jean-du-Gard, via Mont Lozère.

With or without a donkey, you'll first cross the volcanic plateaus of le Velay towards the lands of Gévaudan. You'll discover exceptional flora, bursting with a thousand colours in spring.

Remarkable landscapes and 360-degree views of the Cevennes await you on this unmissable hike, perhaps one of the most beautiful in the Massif Central.


Ideas for stages 

You can use the following stages to prepare your hike. Of course, these can be modified according to your chosen accommodations:

  • Step 1 : le Puy-en-Velay - Monastier-sur-Gazeille : 19 km
  • Step 2 : Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas : 24 km
  • Step 3 : Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas - Pradelles : 21 km
  • Step 4 : Pradelles - Cheylard-l’Evêque : 22 km
  • Step 5 : Cheylard l’Evêque - La Bastide-Puylaurent : 27 km
  • Step 6 : La Bastide-Puylaurent - le Bleymard 29 km
  • Step 7 : Bleymard - Pont-de-Montvert 19 km
  • Step 8 : Pont-de-Monvert - Florac 29 km
  • Step 9 : Florac - Cassagnas : 19 km
  • Step 10 : Cassagnas - Saint-Etienne-Vallée-Française : 24 km
  • Step 11 : Saint-Etienne-Vallée-Française - Saint-Jean-du-Gard : 13 km
  • Step 12 : Saint-Jean-du-Gard - Alès : 23 km


Practical information

Tourism & Accommodation

Stevenson association accommodation guide book

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FFRandonnée Haute-Loire

Association chemin de Stevenson 

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