GR65 - Via Podiensis

Description

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  1. Name GR65 - Via Podiensis (GR65)
  2. Length of trail 740 km, 460 miles
  3. Length in days 30 days
  4. Start of trail Le Puy-en-Velay
  5. End of trail Ostabat
  6. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  7. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR65Via Podiensis, Le Puy-en-Velay - Ostabat, 740 km, 30 days

GR65, Geneva - Le Puy-en-Velay - Ostabat, 1090 km, 44 days

The Via Podiensis is one of the main pilgrim ways in France. The start is in Le Puy-en-Velay, and for about a month, pilgrims walk southwest till they hit the Pyrenees in Ostabat, Basque Country. The trail is very attractive, taking in some of the best parts of France, like the Causse, the Aubrac plateau, the volcanoes of Velay. The trail is also dotted with many churches, old towns and other monuments. Not surprisingly, this route is one of the most popular and busy pilgrim ways in France.

The walking association FFRP did a great job to mark the whole way white-red, and describe it in a topoguide. As a bonus, an extra itinerary between Geneva and Le Puy - the Via Gebennensis - has been added to the GR65. The GR65 continues into Spain, where it is better known as Camino Francés.

Did you know that the European Long Distance Trail E3 follows practically the same itinerary between Santiago de Compostela and Le Puy? It diverges in Le Puy from the GR65 and heads north.

Visit Traildino's overview page for the Way of Saint James / Camino de Santiago.

Select some tracks
Via Podiensis
.Via Podiensis, Le Puy-en-Velay - Conques, 207km
.Via Podiensis, Conques - Moissac, 211km
.Voie du Puy, Moissac - Aire-sur-l'Adour, 169km
.Via Podiensis, Aire-sur-l'Adour - Stèle-de-Gibraltar, 132km
.Via Podiensis, Stèle-de-Gibraltar - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 29km
.Via Podiensis, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Roncesvalles, 25km
Via Podiensis, Le Puy-en-Velay - Saint-Privat-d'Allier, 24km
Via Podiensis (02) : Saint-Privat-d'Allier > Saugues, 20km
Via Podiensis (03) : Saugues > Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole, 33km
Via Podiensis (04) : Saint-Alban-sur-Limagnole > Aumont-Aubrac, 15km
Via Podiensis (05) : Aumont-Aubrac > Nasbinals, 26km
Via Podiensis, 17km
Via Podiensis (07) : Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac > Saint-Côme-d'Olt, 17km
Via Podiensis (08) : Saint-Côme-d'Olt > Estaing, 20km
Via Podiensis (09) : Estaing > Espeyrac, 23km
Via Podiensis (10) : Espeyrac > Conques, 12km
Via Podiensis (60) : Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port > Roncesvalles (via Valcarlos), 28km
chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pour randonneurs avec animaux (chien, ane, cheval) ou VTT, 5.8km
GR 65 Variante, 10km

Map

Map of GR65 West

Map of GR65 East

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Way of St James - France
  • This handy guidebook describes the 730km Way of St James pilgrim route from Le Puy-en-Valey in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. The camino route descriptions include the history of the pilgrimage, places of interest and accommodation. Suitable for all abilities but a basic level of fitness is required due to the distance. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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Netherlands
2013
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
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France
2014
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Netherlands
2014
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR654 Sentier St-Jacques: Perigueux - Roncevaux FFRP Topo-guide No. 6543
  • Sentier St-Jacques: Perigueux - Roncevaux, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 6543, covering the second part of the Way of St James route along the GR654 which starts in Vézelay, the section from Perigueux to the Pyrenees. Also covered is an eastern route from Bergerac to Montréal-de-Gers. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE... Read more
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France
2015
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2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chemins de St.Jacques: Cluny/Lyon - Le Puy à pied
  • Chemins de St.Jacques: Cluny/Lyon-Le Puy à pied from Chamina presents the route overprinted on IGN’s 1:50,000 topographic survey with details of accommodation, local services and other tourist information.Each stage is shown on extracts from IGN`s 1:50,000 topographic survey cross-referenced to the descriptions of the route. Symbols indicate... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • GR62B/GR36/GR46 Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse FFRP Topo-guide No. 3646
  • Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 3646, covering 563kms of various GR routes in the region of Quercy and the Gorges of the Aveyron between Conques and Cahors in the north and Toulouse and Albi in the south: le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse along the GR62B, 36 and 46; GR 36 from Cahors to Albi; GR46 along the Gorges of the... Read more
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IGN
France
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids 3646 Le Chemin de Conques à Toulouse | FFRP |
  • Franstalige wandelgids met een beschrijving van een aantal dagtochten / rondwandelingen. Uitstekende beschrijvingen met duidelijk kaartmateriaal. Mislopen is nauwelijks mogelijk, maar ja .. de franse taal! Ook praktische informatie staat in deze gids. Alle gidsen bevatten een door ons toegevoegde uitgebreide frans - nederlandse... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chemin de St-Jacques: Moissac to Roncevaux/Roncesvalles IGN Map
  • Chemin de St-Jacques - the Way of St James in France along the GR65 between Moissac and Roncevaux/Roncesvalles in the Spanish Pyrenees presented at 1:100,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from IGN with cartography from their highly popular TOP100 series. The route is prominently highlighted on contoured mapping and... Read more
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United Kingdom
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France
  • Le Chemin du Piemont pyrénéen - 780
  • Guide FFRandonnée Le Chemin du piémont pyrénéen. GR 78,65,108,108A,653 - 536 km de sentiers GR®. Encore peu connue, moins fréquentée que la voie du Puy et largement calquée sur d'anciennes voies romaines, ... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • GR65 Chemins de Saint Jacques: Figeac - Moissac FFRP Topo-guide No. 652
  • Chemins de Saint Jacques: Figeac - Moissac, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 652, covering one of the sections of the Way of St. James in France between Le Puy-en-Velay and the Pyrenees. The guide covers the main route along the GR65 from Figeac via Cahors to Moissac, but also includes sections of other GR routes, linking Figeac with la Romieu via... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • GR65 Chemins de St-Jacques: Le Puy - Figeac FFRP Topo-guide No. 651
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Le Puy - Figeac, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 651, covering a 252km section of the Way of St. James across the Massif Central from Le Puy-en-Velay to Figeac along the GR 65. Current edition of this title was published in August 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Le Chemin du Vézelay: de la Bourgogne aux Pyrénéees
  • Le Chemin du Vézelay: de la Bourgogne aux Pyrénéees covers the one of most popular routes of the Way of St. James in France, from the cathedral in Vézelay, across the La Charité-sur-Loire, Bourges, La Souterraine, Limoges, Périgueux, Ste-Foy-la-Grande, Bazas, Mont-de-Marsan and Orthez to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.This title is part of a series of... Read more
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IGN
France
  • Chemins d'Histoire : Le Chemin de Vézelay
  • Guide de randonnée LES CHEMINS D'HISTOIRE : Des guides pour partir au long cours sur des chemins pétris d'histoire, au patrimoine culturel riche, que ce soit en termes d'architecture, de spiritualité, d'humanit&#23... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • GR655 Chemins de St-Jacques: Brussels - Paris - Tours FFRP Topo-guide No. 6551
  • Sentier St-Jacques, Brussels - Paris - Tours, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 6551, covering the GR655 between Brussels and Paris, with two alternative routes from the capital to Tours – either via Chartres or via Orléans and Blois, a total of 1266kms.Current edition of this title was published in March 2013.To see other titles in this series please... Read more
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2013
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2013
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • DuMont Wanderführer Wandern auf dem Jakobsweg von Trier nach Le Puy
  • Von Trier im Norden führt dieser Zweig des Jakobsweges durch Lothringen und das schöne Burgund bis in die Auvergne nach Le Puy im Süden, vorbei an Metz, Langres, Dijon und Cluny. Egal ob man gar bis Santiago pilgert, ein großes Stück des Weges läuft oder nur eine Tagestour macht: Jede der 37 Etappen ermöglicht ein perfektes Wandererlebnis.... Read more
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Kompass
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  • Jakobsweg von Trier nach Le Puy DuMont Wanderführer
  • Von Trier im Norden führt dieser Zweig des Jakobsweges durch Lothringen und das schöne Burgund bis in die Auvergne nach Le Puy im Süden, vorbei an Metz, Langres, Dijon und Cluny. Egal ob man gar bis Santiago pilgert, ein großes Stück des Weges läuft oder nur eine Tagestour macht: Jede der 37 Etappen ermöglicht ein perfektes Wandererlebnis.... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vanoise Massif Wall Map
  • Massif de la Vanoise presented on an encapsulated waterproof wall map, size 100 x 132cm (39.5” x 52” approx), with cartography of IGN’s excellent TOP25 series reduced slightly to 1:28,000. The map combines sections of TOP25 maps 3532ET, 3532OT, 3534OT, 3633ET and 3634OT to extend from Mâcot-la-Plagne and Aiguille Rouge in the north to Lac du... Read more
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France
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stages 1 & 2
  • Self-guided walking tour following Stages 1 & 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stages 1 & 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way and follow trails through the south west of France from Le Puy-en-Velay to Conques. This section takes you through volcanic and contrasting landscapes, from the Velay Mountains, the Margeride and Aubrac plateaux, to the valley... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stages 5 & 6
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Lectoure to St Jean Pied de Port. The Camino Le Puy Way is a pilgrimage route that follows trails through rural south west France and along the Grand Randonnée 65. Stages 5 & 6 of this self-guided walking tour take you through the regions of La Gers and Gascony, cultivated landscapes of the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 3
  • Self-guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Conques to Cahors. Stage 3 of the Camino Le Puy way takes you from the dramatically positioned town of Conques overlooking the River Lot, to the medieval town of Cahors. A journey through some of France's finest landscapes and prettiest villages. On your journey from Conques to Cahors you... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Full Camino Le Puy Way
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St Jean Pied de Port. Walk the Full Camino Le Puy Way from Le-Puy-en-Velay to St. Jean Pied de Port, where the Camino de Santiago French Way begins. This journey has been a pilgrimage route for hundreds of years and is filled with interest from start to finish. It is... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 2
  • Self-guided walking tour Stage 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stage 2 of the Camino Le Puy Way through the south west of France from Nasbinals to Conques. This is an ancient pilgrimage route that takes you along the Grand Randonnée 65 and through contrasting landscapes from the high plateau of the Aubrac to the lush valley of the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stages 3 & 4
  • Self-guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Conques to Lectoure. This delightful section of the Le Puy Way from Conques to Lectoure wanders through the natural landscapes of the Causses du Quercy, the luxuriant Lot region and the green round hills of the Garonne. On the first part of your journey from Conques to Cahors you will... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 4
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Cahors to Lectoure. Follow the Camino Le Puy Way from the medieval town of Cahors, across the Quercy Blanc and on to Lectoure. Which sits high above the Gers River. This is stage 4 of the Le Puy Camino which stretches from Le Puy to St. Jean Pied de Port. Begin your journey in the town of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 1
  • Self-guided walking tour following Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way. Walk Stage 1 of the Camino Le Puy Way, through the south west of France from Le Puy-en-Velay to Nasbinals. This ancient pilgrimage route that takes you along the Grand Randonnée 65 and through volcanic landscapes, the Velay Mountains and the Margeride Plateau, all of which... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 5
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Lectoure to Aire sur l'Adour. The Camino Le Puy Way stage 5 meanders through the regions of La Gers and Gascony. This region is renowned for its gastronomy. Your journey begins in the town of Lectoure which sits high above the Gers River, has a natural spa and a 15th century cathedral... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Le Puy Way: Stage 6
  • Self guided walking tour on the Camino Le Puy Way from Aire sur l'Adour to St Jean Pied de Port. The final stage of the Le Puy Camino runs from Aire sur l‘Adour to St Jean Pied de Port, where it joins the Camino de Santiago French Way. Your route takes you through the two distinct regions of Béarn and the French Basque and before concluding in... Read more
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  • tom l 2013-01-08 17:08:46
  • gr65 guide in english?
  • is there a guide to the gr65 in english?
    thanks
    • Henk Nouws 2013-01-11 00:35:38
    • I'm afraid not ... Did you find this one? http://walkinginfrance.info/?page_id=3916
    • Ruaidhri 2013-05-13 20:16:33
    • Try the cicerone book the way of st James - France
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