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, 208km
.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
Vallée du Célé, 53km
De Gourdon à Cazals, 25km
GR 65 Chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle depuis Genève, 47km

Map

Map of GR65 West

Map of GR65 East

Books

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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2015
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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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • GR653D Chemins de St-Jacques: Montgenèvre - Arles FFRP Topo-guide No. 6531
  • Chemins de St-Jacques: Montgenèvre - Arles, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 6531, covering a 459km route along the GR653D from Montgenèvre in the French Alps on the Italian border, across Gap, Sisteron, Apt and Cavaillon, to Arles. Current edition of this title was published in June 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre)... Read more
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Netherlands
2014
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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
2018
  • Wandelgids The Way of St. James France 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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Netherlands
2018
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Netherlands
2019
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Netherlands
2018
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Netherlands
2013
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Maps

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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids 780 Le Chemin du piémont pyrénéen GR78 GR65 GR108 GR653 | FFRP
  • 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 April 2014.ABOUT THE FFRP... Read more
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