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GR®78

Piemont way

From Capestang (Herault) to Oihantzarre Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

Chemins de Grandes Randonnees

The GR®78, also known as the Pyrenean Foothills Trail, is a majestic hiking route that winds for 593 kilometers. This historic trail is an integral part of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, crossing the foothills of the Pyrenees from east to west. The journey begins in the picturesque Carcassonne, in the heart of Lauragais, a region often likened to Tuscany for its rolling hills. The medieval city, with its imposing fortress featuring fifty-two towers, majestically overlooks the Aude Valley. From Carcassonne, the GR®78 beckons you to explore remarkable biodiversity. You will observe birds of prey such as the booted eagle and the honey buzzard, and discover a rich flora with species like gentian and columbine. The route takes you through the Ariège Pyrenees Natural Park, a sanctuary of endemic species and breathtaking landscapes. The path is dotted with historically charged sites, including Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, a remnant of a Roman city, and offers views over the thermal waters of Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Your journey concludes at Lourdes, a globally renowned sanctuary city known for its pilgrimages and the miracles attributed to its holy waters. Less traveled than the four main Jacobean routes, the GR®78 promises a more peaceful and personal adventure, ideal for souls seeking serenity. It is a path that awakens the spirit, rich in history, culture, and natural splendors, offering an unforgettable hiking experience filled with spirituality.

GR®78 Piemont way

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GR78 Hiking from Capestang (Hérault) to Oihantzarre Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques) 1

 

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Distance: 593km, Elevation maximum: 1179m, Elevation minimum: 25m, Elevation gain uphill: 13717m
IGN Maps:
Capestang 2345E. Lezignan-Corbieres - IGN 2445E. Peyriac-Minervois - IGN 2445O. Saint-Chinian l'Etang de Montady - IGN 2545OT. Varilhes 2146E. Carcassonne - IGN 2345E. Montreal (Aude) 2246E. Mirepoix 2246O. Limoux 2346O. Saint-Bertrand de Comminges 1847OT. Aspet Pic de Mauberme 1947OT. Le Mas-D'Azil 2046E. Saint-Girons Couserans 2047OT. Pamiers 2146O. Laruns Gourette Col Daubisque Vallee d'Ossau 1546ET. Lourdes 1646E. Lourdes Argeles-Gazost Le Lavedan 1647ET. Tournay - Capvern 1746E. Bagneres-De-Bigorre 1746O. Montrejeau 1846E. Lannemezan 1846O. Saint-Bertrand de Comminges 1847OT. Foret d'Iraty Pic d'Orhy 1346ET. Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port Saint-Etienne-De-Baîgorry Vallee des Aldudes 1346OT. Mauleon-Licharre 1445E. Saint-Palais 1445O. Mourenx 1545O. Laruns Gourette Col Daubisque Vallee d'Ossau 1546ET. Oloron-Sainte-Marie Vallee d'Aspe 1546OT.

 

 

Pouzols Minervois: Domaine de Creva-Tinas Guest house, M. Chardonnet, 04 68 46 38 69, 06 20 60 47 83, Email
 In the building of the Domaine de "Creva-Tinas", we have set up three charming guest rooms, including a suite, where we prioritize welcome and conviviality. Ideally located for GR78 hikers, come and meet us. We also offer table d'hôtes upon reservation.
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Mirepoix: Le Presbytere Gites de Mirepoix B&B, M. Renault, 06 21 01 17 95, Email
At the heart of the medieval city in Cathar country, the former village presbytery has been completely renovated and features old-style gardens, terraces, and other relaxation areas. Dormitory for hikers on the Santiago de Compostela trail. A fridge, kettle, and microwave are available for use, and tea and coffee are complimentary.
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Le Carlaret: La Lampisterie Guest house, M. Audouin, 06 29 24 26 70, Email
The old Carlaret station, located in the middle of the countryside, offers calm and rest to the pilgrim.
Rooms for 1 to 5 people welcome you, half board is provided, possibility of doing laundry. Wireless. Group welcome possible.
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Barbazan: Le Rocher Guest house Pizzeria, M. Alberti, 06 74 00 64 38, Email

Room with double bed 65 euros or single bed 55 euros breakfast included. Shower and sanitary facilities in each room. “Lounge” area and library. Courtyard and garden with secure bicycle storage. Accommodation available 7/7 by reservation. Half-board possible. Have a good trip everyone!
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Capbis: Capbis Guesthouse / On the Path of Arts, M. Vyskoc, 06 18 37 69 14,
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Hervélina and Philippe welcome you there all year round for a warm, gourmet and relaxing stopover. In a single room or small dormitory, come and be pampered for a stopover, around a friendly table and in a house with a simple and family spirit.

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Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

For your registration, you can send me by email (papadimitriou4@gmail.com): your address and phone number, your website (Facebook page), a brief description with 5 beautiful photos of your establishment.

Registration price : 25€/year or 100€/5 years per GR® or GRP®. Renewable.

 

GR78 Hiking from Capestang (Hérault) to Oihantzarre Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques) 10

GR®78 Piemont Way
From Capestang (Herault) to Carcassonne (Aude)
From Carcassonne (Aude) to Pamiers (Ariege)
From Pamiers (Ariege) to Genos (Hautes-Pyrenees)
From Genos (Hautes-Pyrenees) to Asson (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)
From Asson to Oihantzarre Pass (Pyrenees-Atlantiques)

Nearby paths:
Around the three villages in Toy country (Hautes-Pyrenees)
Around Baronnies de Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrenees)
GR®7 From Vosges to Pyrenees
GR®10 Great Traverse of the Pyrenees
GR®36 From Channel to Pyrenees
GR®65 Camino de Santiago de Compostela Via Podiensis
GR®77 From Saut de Vezoles (Herault) to Alaric Signal (Aude)
GR®86 From Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Luchon (Haute-Garonne)
GR®101 From Maubourguet to Saucede Pass (Hautes-Pyrenees)
GR®105 From Lortet to Ourdissetou Pass (Hautes-Pyrenees)
GR®108 Ossau Way(Pyrenees-Atlantiques)
GR®653 Via Tolosana - Way of Arles
GR®782 Henri IV Way
GR®787 From St-Gervais-sur-Mare to Capestang (Herault)
GR®861 Via Garona

 

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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 GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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