A land dedicated to hiking
With more than 400 km of marked and well-maintained hiking trails waiting for you in the Saint-Affricain territory, Southern Aveyron is an eldorado for walkers. Whether you're an old-school user of printed documents, a die-hard fan of GPS technology or crazy about Internet apps, you’ll find the right medium to plan your hiking tour.
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THE WEALTH OF LOCAL PATHS
The wide variety of landscapes, the numerous small winding roads and single-track paths provide this area with an exceptional topography and make it a particularly suitable setting for hiking, horse-riding, cycling and mountain biking. Adapted to all levels of practice, from the family stroll on fairly flat terrain to the sporty and technical excursion with it’s challenges of steep slopes. All these activities combine the meeting of nature with cultural discovery of a long and complex heritage set in a patchwork landscape: causses, rougiers, small wooded valleys, all equally providing a very enjoyable time.
The long distance hiking trails are close by and occasionally allow you to reach higher landscapes. They all bring pleasant moments of peace of mind and the feeling of being in harmony with nature.
THE GREEN LANE
Intended for families, walkers, joggers, pushchairs and mobility-impaired people, the green lane which connects Vabres l’Abbaye to Saint Jean d’Alcapiès via Saint-Affrique is tailored to your needs. This 11 km tour provides an easy and shady trail on a former railway track which has kept its character with retaining walls, a viaduct, and tunnel.
If you prefer to obtain your information on printed paper, guidebooks for hiking, mountain biking or horse riding (10 to 14€) and walking cards (0.50 to 2 €) are on sale at the Tourist Office, in the Roquefort and Saint-Affrique Tourist Offices.
A website and a mobile app (available on Google Play and the App Store that can be used once it is downloaded without any network connection, is dedicated to hiking in the Parc naturel régional des Grands Causses. It allows you to plan thematic outings by downloading the GPX or KML trails, or by printing the cards with the points of interest along the circuit… all you need to do is take the time to discover the many examples of heritage and enjoy the magnificent landscape.