Choice of route
The route we chose was guided by the wish to explore France’s deepest rural areas, with the key word “hyper-rurality”. The final route crosses 8 regions, 38 départements, and more than 700 communes, following a set of trails still in use, a series of GR®, GR® de Pays, PR, communal or rural paths…
Who does it target ?
A trail open to all, particularly aimed at seasoned trekkers and other thru-hikers but also accessible to more modest ramblers wishing to follow it over a period of several years.
The best season ?
Practicable from May to October (theoretically the best weather window for mountain crossings in the Pyrenees and the Massif Central), flexible and adaptable to suit all…
For the best prepared and/or the most motivated, the possibility to complete this route in one stretch, over a duration of 5 to 6 months (i.e. roughly 25 to 30 km per day).