The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail - A Walker's guide - Cicerone

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The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail - A Walker's guide.
Guía de Trekking.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Alan Castle.
2ª Edición.
Publicado 8 Octubre 2007.
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.
Early one morning in the autumn of 1878 RLS set out from the sleepy village of Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille with his donkey, Modestine, to traverse the Velay and Cévennes to the small town of Saint-Jean-du-Gard in the south. Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his 140-mile trek through southern France has long captured the imagination of walkers and lovers of literature alike. Today, the RLS Trail has become a classic route across the hills and along the valleys of this delightful region of rural France.

The route, which is well served by accommodation of all types, is divided into twelve day-stages in the guide, so that the Trail easily fits into a fortnight’s holiday. The book includes details of the facilities for the traveller and places of interest en route, together with a detailed route description and an account of Stevenson’s adventures with Modestine. For those with more time available, trails that link the beginning and end of the route are also described, making it is possible to walk all the way from the historic town of Le Puy to Alés.

Packed with snippets of fascinating information about this historic region, the guide is also of use to cyclists and motorists keen to trace a parallel road route, following in the footsteps of Stevenson and Modestine.

A guide 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.