GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hiking on the GR36 from Manche to the Pyrenees starting at Ouistreham (Calvados) to Bourg-Madame (Eastern-Pyrenees). Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.

Chemins de Grandes Randonnees


Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


From Channel to Pyrenees

Hiking from Ouistreham (Calvados) to Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin (Orne)



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Distance: 1914km, Elevation maximum: 2379m, Elevation minimum: 0m, Elevation gain uphill: 37678m
IGN Maps: Thury-Harcourt (1513E). Athis-de-l'Orne la Suisse Normande (1514E). Caen Ouistreham (1612OT). Falaise (1614O). Putanges-Pont-ecrepin (1615O).
Argentan (1615E). Foret d'ecouves Alencon PNR Normandie-Maine (1616ET). St-Pierre-Des-Nids Alpes Mancelles (1617E). Foret de Sille-le-Guillaume PNR Normandie-Maine (1618OT). Haras du Pin Argentan (1715OT). Ballon (1718E). Beaumont-sur-Sarthe (1718O). Le Mans (1719E). Foret de Berce Chateau-du-Loir (1720ET). Montfort-le-Gesnois (1819O). Chateau-la-Valliere (1721E). Le Lude (1721O). Savigne-sur-Lathan (1722E). Noyant (1722O). Bourgueil Fontevraud-l'Abbaye (1723O). Saumur (1623E). Thouars Nord le Puy-Notre-Dame (1624O). Airvault (1625E). Thouars (1625O). Thenezay (1626E). Secondigny (1527E). Niort (1528E). Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan foret de Chize (1529E). Parthenay (1626O). Brioux-sur-Boutonne (1629O). Couture-d'Argenson (1630E). Aulnay (1630O). Villefagnan (1730O). Mansle (1731E). La Rochefoucauld (1831O). Angouleme Est / Ruelle-sur-Touvre (1732E). Angouleme (1732O). Villebois-Lavalette (1733E). La Rochefoucauld (1831O). Nontron (1833E). Mareuil (Dordogne) (1833O). Perigueux (1934O). Excideuil (Dordogne) (1934E). Thenon (1935E). Les Eyzies Vallees de la Dordogne et de la Vezere (1936ET). Montignac Grotte de Lascaux (2035O). Belves (1937E). Beaumont-du-Perigord (1937O). Fumel (1938E). Puy-l'eveque (2038O). Luzech (2038E). Puy-l'eveque (2038O). Cahors St-Cirq-Lapopie Vallees du Lot et du Cele (2138OT). Limogne-en-Quercy (2139E). Cahors (2139O). Martiel (2239O). Najac (2240E). Varen Laguepie (2240O). Albi (2241E). Cordes-sur-Ciel (2241O). Carmaux (2341O). Valence-d'Albigeois (2341E). Carmaux (2341O). Alban (2342E). Castres le Sidobre PNR du Haut-Languedoc (2343ET). Montagne Noire Est / Mazamet PNR du Haut Languedoc (2344ET). Carcassonne (2345E). Cazilhac (2346E). Capendu (2446O). Quillan Alet-les-Bains (2347OT). Prades St-Paul-de-Fenouillet (2348ET). Capendu (2446O). Tuchan massif des Corbieres (2447OT). Bourg-Madame Col de Puymorens Pic Carlit (2249OT). Bourg-Madame Mont-Louis Col de la Perche (2250ET). Massif du Canigou (2349ET).



Gite d'etape, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn
Couture d'Argenson: Chez Mado B&B, 05 49 07 97 55
We welcome you all year long, a nice little village located in the South of Deux Sevres. 2 rooms for 2 persons (55 €) and 1 room for 1 person (40 €), breakfast included. 1 bathroom, towels provided. Small lounge and a dining room. Dinner at night for hikers at 12 €.
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GR36 Hiking from Channel to Pyrenees (Full itinerary)
From Ouistreham (Calvados) to Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin (Orne)
From Putanges-Pont-Ecrepin (Orne) to Mont-Saint-Jean (Sarthe)
From Mont-Saint-Jean to St Mars-d'Outille (Sarthe)
From St Mars-d'Outille (Sarthe) to Brain-sur-Allonnes (Maine-et-Loire)
From Brain-sur-Allonnes (Maine-et-Loire) to Gourge (Deux-Sevres)
From Gourge to Chize (Deux-Sevres)
From Chize (Deux-Sevres) to La Rochefoucauld (Charente)
From La Rochefoucauld (Charente) to Bourdeilles (Dordogne)
From Bourdeilles to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne)
From Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil (Dordogne) to Prayssac (Lot)
From Prayssac (Lot) to Savignac (Aveyron)
From Savignac (Aveyron) to Marsal (Tarn)
From Marsal to Cambounes (Tarn)
From Cambounes (Tarn) to Ribaute (Aude)
From Ribaute (Aude) to Sournia (Eastern-Pyrenees)
From Sournia to Bourg-Madame (Eastern-Pyrenees)
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L'Etoile Guesthouse between Cevennes, Ardeche and Lozere in the South of France

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR7, GR70 Stevenson trail, GR72, GR700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR470 Allier river, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.