Secret France: The Ardeche - 8 Days

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On the Massif Central above the broad valley of the Rhone lies a walker's paradise of hills where the Ardeche, Loire and Haute Loire regions meet. This is a watershed for some of France's great rivers, a land of steeply terraced slopes, half-hidden valleys and tumbling streams. This is a place for the walking connoisseur. Large ruined farmhouses seem embedded into the landscape where the bleat of goats and call of a wild bird are often the only sounds you will hear. Our Ardeche ramble unfolds with views across the Doux Valley from Le Crestet. During the week you will walk through orchards and visit towns set amongst rugged hills. There is a rest day in the small market town of St Bonnet le Froid. In the late Spring you will walk through fields yellow with wild flowers.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Le Crestet DAY 2 Walk through orchards into wooded hills to Lamastre (3-4hrs) DAY 3 Walk to Lalouvesc via the pretty village of Nozieres (6hrs) DAY 4 Walk to St Bonnet le Froid (6hrs) DAY 5 Rest day in St Bonnet-le-Froid or short circular walk in high woods and meadows of the village (2-3hrs) DAY 6 A lightly undulating walk to St Agreve (5-6hrs) DAY 7 Follow an ancient mule-road to Lamastre (6hrs) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates
Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday from 1 Apr to 6 Oct
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what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts, 7 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *7 nights in country hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where possible BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *luggage transfer *emergency hotline
Secret France: The Ardeche - 8 Days
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8 days
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US $1,410
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