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Compostela - Nasbinals to Conques - Stage 2 Auvergne

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Compostela - Nasbinals to Conques - Stage 2

Breathtaking, panoramic views as you cross the causses

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Compostela - Nasbinals to Conques - Stage 2

This delightful scenic walk with stunning views takes you from the ancient town of Nasbinals in the heights of the Massif Central, through the Lot Valley to the beautiful basilica in the historic village of Conques.

What's Included

  • 5 days walking
  • 6 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Nasbinals day 1

    Summary

    This little town set at an altitude of 1180m has a beautiful 11th century church and a stunning waterfall.

    Hotel
    • Traditional dining room

    Hotel de la Route d’ArgentNasbinals

    The hotel-restaurant is situated in the heart of the village of Nasbinals. It is a favourite meeting point where holiday makers and local people meet. Comfortable hotel offering a warm welcome and a good restaurant.

    Facilities

    • Shower
    • WC
    • TV and telephone
    • Free WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    Breakfast : hot drinks and a help yourself buffet; fruit-juice, yoghurt, croissants, cakes, bread, butter and jam.

    Dinner typically consists of cold cuts of meat, vegetables and delicious Aligot (a rich puree made with Tome cheese, butter and mashed potatoes), cheeseboard, dessert.

  • 2

    Nasbinals to St Chély d’Aubrac day 2

    Summary

    This gentle walk on stony tracks passes through woods before entering open country, heading south on a wide drover trail. At the little bridge crossing the Boralde, look out for the carved pilgrim.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Restaurant CoudercousSt Chely d'Aubrac

    The logis de France, Hotel les Coudercous, is built in the local style of Aubrac with thick stone walls and heavy wooden shutters. It is located in Saint Chély d'Aubrac, deep in a valley, at the edge of the famous Aubrac plateau and the Lot valley. It is an ideal setting for hiking with many routes criss-crossing the Aubrac plateau, and a well known staging post for the St Jacques de Compostela trail. The hotel has passed through four generations of the same family and it goes without saying that you are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.

    Facilities

    • Bedrooms are spacious with cheerful decor and TVs
    • En suite bathrooms
    • Free WiFi
    • Logis de France 2 star

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant offers several different menus including a special Hikers' Menu, a Regional Menu showcasing fresh local produce, and last but not least, a Gourmet Special. 

    10 mi
    (16 km)

  • 3

    St Chély to Espalion day 3

    Summary

    Descending from the Massif Central, the landscape changes, becoming more cultivated as you cross ancient bridges built for pilgrims.

    Hotel
    • Traditional French river with bridge

    Hôtel de France - EspalionEspalion

    You can expect to be warmly welcomed in the two star L'Hôtel de France, which has been entirely renovated and offers 23 bedrooms in the heart of the town.  Its quiet location in Espalion ensures a peaceful stay. Espalion is situated in the Lot Valley, on the Saint-Jacques de Compostela route, very close to the Aubrac landscape and the famous town of Laguiole.

    Facilities

    • All rooms have en suite facilities
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Free WiFi
    • Air-conditioning on request

    Board

    Cuisine

    The hotel offers a delicious buffet breakfast and the excellent restaurant has a varied menu using local produce where possible. You will have a wide range of choices from complete menus to salads and snacks or pasta....Our home-made desserts and ice-creams are a must! 

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 4

    Espalion to Estaing day 4

    Summary

    Now the trail runs along the Lot Valley - limestone cliffs and thin, gritty soil. You leave the valley rising onto a high rolling plateau. Estaing, a major halt, holds the famous annual festival of St Fleuret on the first Sunday in July.

    Hotel
    • Stylish dining room

    Hotel Restaurant aux ArmesEstaing

    For three generations, the management of the Armes d'Estaing have offered comfortable rooms and hold 2 stars. The hotel restaurant provides a wide variety of regional specialities and traditional dishes, eaten in front of a large open fire place in the rustically decorated dining room. The hotel has wonderful views of the Gothic bridge and river of Estaing, one of the most beautiful villages in France, at the heart of the Lot Valley.

    Facilities

    • Comfortable rooms
    • Terrace with wonderful views of the Gothic bridge and river
    • At the foot of a 15th century Château
    • Bar
    • Warm and friendly welcome
    • Quiet location on the edge of the village

    Board

    Cuisine

    Rémi Catusse, chef at the Armes d'Estaing offers you a rich variety of traditional dishes and local specialities to eat in front of a huge open fireplace.

    15 mi
    (24 km)

  • 5

    Estaing to Espeyrac day 5

    Summary

    The landscape changes as you leave the Lot Valley. The village of Espeyrac has a very old stone cross which bears witness to its history.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Restaurant de la ValléeEspayrac

    This stone built hotel is in the heart of the small village of Espeyrac and offers a quiet location on your route to Conques.

    Facilities

    • Simple and comfortable rooms
    • Ensuite bathrooms
    • Quiet location
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

    Board

    Cuisine

    Simple well prepared meals reflecting local dishes

    5 mi
    (8 km)

  • 6

    Espeyrac to Conques day 6

    Summary

    After crossing several streams, join the Ouche Valley, descending with lovely views into the ancient village. This key stop on the pilgrims’ trail is home to the beautiful basilica of Sainte Foy.

    Hotel
    • Traditional dining room
    • Double bedroom

    Hotel Auberge St JacquesConques

    In the heart of the medieval village of Conques, the two star Logis de France Auberge St-Jacques welcomes you to a peaceful and comfortable spot, across from the abbey church of Sainte-Foy. Here you will enjoy the gastronomic delights of Aveyron cuisine. There is a lot to see here including the beautiful Romanesque abbey church of Sainte-Foyand, the European Centre of Medieval Art and Culture, plus musical activities and concerts.

     

    Facilities

    • All rooms with en suite bathrooms
    • Telephone
    • TV
    • Small lounge
    • Bar  
    • Good location

    Board

    Cuisine

    Sample menu

    Compotée de Lapereau et confiture de Betterave

    Crème d’oignons, espuma au jambon de l’Aveyron

    Filet de Plie, purée de Panais et crème d’ail

    Sauté de canard aux épices,Châtaignes et Aligot ” Maison ”

    Financier amandes, glace au lait entier et compotée Granny Smith

    Riz au lait vanillé, abricots confits au miel

    8 mi
    (13 km)

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