GR70 - Chemin de Stevenson


  1. Length of trail 272 km, 169 miles
  2. Length in days 14 days
  3. Start of trail Puy-en-Velay
  4. End of trail Alès
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

GR70, Chemin de StevensonLe Puy - Alès, 272 km, 14 days

The GR70 is the route Robert Louis Stevenson followed with his donkey Modestine in 1878 through the Cévennes. His book was and still is widely popular. It is possible to redo the hike of Stevenson these days, with his book in your hands and the GR guide in your pocket, maybe with one of the numerous offspring of Modestine as your beast of burden.


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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail
  • A guidebook for walking in the footsteps of Stevenson as he travelled through France's Velay and Cevennes regions accompanied by his faithful donkey, Modestine. At 140km, this route is ideal for people new to walking holidays. Starts at Le Puy, finishes at St Jean de Gard. A great route with a historic and literary feel. Read more
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Stevenson's Trail North
  • The Northern section of Stevenson’s Trail explores the Haut Loire and the Romanesque Abbey Churches are a delight. The northern section of writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic trail follows spectacular walking routes through the Haut Loire and the Auvergne in south west France. Recreate his fascinating journey, immortalized in his classic,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Stevenson's Trail South
  • This is the most popular section of the trail as you are walking in the Cévennes National Park for the majority of the walk. The southern section of writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic trail focuses on trails through the picturesque Cevennes Mountains. His trek is immortalized in his classic, ''Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes''.... Read more
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