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GR 70: Stevenson Trail

Long distance hiking trail · Auvergne
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  • Auf dem Stevenson Trail beim Viadukt Mirandol
    Auf dem Stevenson Trail beim Viadukt Mirandol
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m 1500 1000 500 250 200 150 100 50 km
moderate
Distance 274.4 km
85:00 h
7,127 m
7,623 m
1,698 m
132 m

The long-distance trail follows the route of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson through the Velay, the Gevaudan, the Vivarais and the Cévennes.

In 1878, Stevenson packed up a donkey and set off. He recorded his experiences in the book „Journey by Donkey through the Cévennes”, which is not quite as well known as other of his Bücher, but is quite popular in hiking circles. The trail is now signposted as the Grande Randonnée and enjoys a number of walkers every year. Not much has changed since Stevenson's time: Nature is still the same. The landscape is green at the beginning, dotted with basalts and agriculture and livestock, and then it becomes wilder as it enters the Cévennes. On the way there are hamlets, villages and small towns, far from the hustle and bustle. This gives you enough time and space to reflect on yourself and nature, just as Stevenson described the advantages of hiking. In addition to the wonderful nature, there are also some cultural sights such as the old town of Le Puy, the castle of Luc, the monastery of Notre Dame des Neiges or the villages of the Massif Central as a whole, which nestle impressively


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