Walk and Canoe the Tarn River

  • Day1

    Florac

    Arrival at FLORAC, a small city at the foot of the Causse Mejean cliffs, and nestled in the confluence of three rivers. It isthe entrance to the Gorges of the Tarn.....

  • Day2

    Ispagnac - Saint Enimie

    Walking: 5-6 hrs / Dist: 19 kms

    Transfer by taxi to the village of Ispagnac. You will walk through the village and admire the 11th and 12th century church. You will cross the old gothic bridge of Quezac, the same bridge trod by pilgrims for many years as they came to pray at the feet of the statue of the Quezac Virgin. Head to the banks of the Tarn and pass around the perimeter of the village of Montbrun, near the château de Charbonnières. You will then reach the surprising village of Castelbouc, where the houses lean against the cliffs, and gaze up to the ruins of the château perched 60 meters high on the rock surface.....

  • Day3

    Saint Enimie

    Canoeing: 4 or 6 hrs / Dist: 13 kms or 22 kms

    Leaving the village of Gevrey, you will cross through the Grand Cru vineyards towards Morey Saint Denis. You will pass by the village of Chambolle Musigny, nestled at the beginning of a narrow valley, and head to one of the more famous sites of Burgundy, the majestic Château de Clos Vougeot. A visit of the château reveals a 12th century wine cellar and gigantic winepress. Your path continues across the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux vineyards and then renders you on hallowed ground.....

  • Day4

    Saint Enimie - La Malene

    Walking : 4-5 hrs / Dist: 15 kms

    We invite you to explore the old village of Ste Enimie, clinging to the cliff’s walls, to discover its picturesque, narrow streets and to climb to the cave where Sainte Enimie (Merovingian princess) lived. ....

  • Day5

    Les Vignes - La Malene

    Walking : 4-6 hrs / Dist: 14 kms

    This part of the river is one of the narrowest and most beautiful of the Gorges. The cliffs rise several hundred meters, and in some places, several kilometres, above the water’s surface and widen to form the fantastic cirque of Baumes. .....

  • Day6

    Les Vignes - Le Rozier

    Les Vignes - Le Rozier

    Transfer by taxi to Les Vignes. You will descend into the Gorges of Tarn by following the left bank of the river. You will pass under the ruins of the Château de Blanquefort and the impressive Rocher du Cinglegros, a huge, threatening rock separated from the cliff....

  • Day7

    Le Rozier

    Walking : 3 - 5 hrs / Dist: 12 or 20 kms

    an unforgettable hike (between 12 and 20 km) on the edges of Causse Mejean, above the gorges of the Tarn and the Jonte rivers. This sloping foot path leads you to the small deserted hamlet of Capluc, from where you can reach the Capluc rock. The most daring among you may choose to follow the vertical metal ladders to the Rocher de Capluc, from where an outstanding panorama of the Tarn and Jonte stretches. ..

  • Day8

    Le Rozier

    Tour ends after breakfast...


Highlights


  • Discover one of France's most beautiful region .
  • Canoe down the magnificient tarn river
  • Discover some splendid old village and Hamlets
  • Stay in charming boutique hotels
  • Breath-taking views of the Tarn and Jonte stretches

In a Nutshell

  • Start location:

    Florac

  • Finish Location:

    Le Rozier

  • Accomodation:

    Hotels: 7 nights

    3 and 4 star hotels

  • Transport:

    Taxi



What's included


  • 7 Breakfasts, 3 gourmet diners
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer
  • Taxi transfers
  • Maps (1/25 000 scale)
  • Daily itinerary
  • Emergency assistance

Cost

  • 08 Days:

    from

  • $2350.00 cad

    based on double occupancy


BEST TIME TO VISIT

From the beginning of May to the end of October. the region, however, can be crowded in the summer and during harvesting season. it is therefore recommended to choose your dates carefully to enjoy the trails and have access to the best rooms.