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 (01), 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 (06), Nasbinals - Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac, 17km
.Via Podiensis (07), Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac - Saint-Côme-d'Olt, 16km
.Via Podiensis (08), Saint-Côme-d'Olt - Estaing, 20km
.Via Podiensis (09), Estaing - Espeyrac, 23km
.Via Podiensis (10), Espeyrac - Conques, 12km
.Via Podiensis (11), Conques - Moissac, 209km
.Via Podiensis (12), Moissac - Lectoure, 52km
.Via Podiensis (13), Lectoure - Condom, 32km
.Via Podiensis (14), Condom - Aire-sur-l'Adour, 83km
.Via Podiensis (15), Aire-sur-l'Adour - Stèle-de-Gibraltar, 132km
.Via Podiensis (16), Stèle-de-Gibraltar - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 30km
.Via Podiensis (17), Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Roncesvalles, 24km
GR 65 Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle depuis Genève, 48km
Vallée du Célé, 53km
De Gourdon à Cazals, 25km

Map

Map of GR65 West

Map of GR65 East

Books

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United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Sentiers de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle - Via Le Puy - Geneve - Le Puy GR65
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Geneva - Le Puy-en-Velay, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 650, covering a 360km section of the GR65 along one of the routes of the Way of St. James across France. Current edition of this title was published in March 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback... Read more
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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
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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Sentiers de St-Jacques via le Puy - Le Puy to Figeac GR65
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR654 Chemins de St-Jacques: Vézelay - Périgueux FFRP Topo-guide No. 6542
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Vézelay - Périgueux, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 6542, covering the 744km route along the GR654 the Way of St. Jamezs from Vézelay via Limoges to Périgueux. Current edition of this title was published in March 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • Tour des Monts d`Aubrac GRP/GR60/GR6
  • Tour des Monts d`Aubrac, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 616, covering 259kms of hiking circuits in the Massif Central along the GR6, GR60 and GR65. Current edition of this title was published in May 2016.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback format, the guides are the best... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Sentiers de St- Jacques via le Puy - Moissac to Roncevaux GR65
  • Continuation and end of the Puy road, through Quercy, Béarn and Basque Country. More than 15 days of hiking.Chemins de St- Jacques: Moissac - Roncevaux (Roncesvalles), FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 653, covering the last, 345-km long section of the Way of St. James in France along the GR65 between Le Puy-en-Velay to the Spanish border. Current... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Way of St James - Le Puy to the Pyrenees
  • This comprehensive guidebook describes the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrim route through France. Also known as the Chemin de St Jacques or GR65, the 730km (454 mile) route runs from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. People have been walking it as a pilgrimage route for over 1000 years,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Way of St James - Le Puy to the Pyrenees
  • This comprehensive guidebook describes the Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) pilgrim route through France. Also known as the Chemin de St Jacques or GR65, the 730km (454 mile) route runs from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. People have been walking it as a pilgrimage route for over 1000 years,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Camino de Santiago - Via Podiensis GR65 | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to the Way of St James pilgrim route, describing the 730km French section of the Camino de Santiago route from Le Puy-en-Valey in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees, including pilgrimage history, points of interest, links to other routes and accommodation. Suitable for all abilities but basic fitness is required. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Massif de la Vanoise IGN 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Le Chemin du Piemont Pyreneen - vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostell
  • Le Chemin du Piémont Pyrénéen, FFRP topoguide, Ref. No. 780, covering the GR78 - the Way of St. James along the northern side of the Pyrenees from Carcassonne to Roncesvalles on the Spanish side, with an alternative variant to cross the mountains along the Col du Somport. Current edition of this title was published in May 2017.The route, the... Read more
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