GR653 - Via Tolosana


  1. Name GR653 - Via Tolosana (GR653)
  2. Length of trail 800 km, 497 miles
  3. Length in days 32 days
  4. Start of trail Arles
  5. End of trail Col du Somport
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

GR653, Voie d'ArlesVia Tolosana, GR655, Arles - Col du Somport, 800 km, 32 days

The Via Tolosana is the fourth traditional pilgrim way to Santiago de Compostela in France. It starts in Arles and finds its way westward to Montpellier at the Mediterranean coast, through the forests of the Haut-Languedoc and over the plains east and west from Toulouse.

From a walkers point of view, the Via Lemovicensis and Via Podiensis are more interesting. Nevertheless, historically this Way is important, also because it was and is used by pilgrims from Italy. Some people walk from Rome, Via Francigena, to Santiago, using this Way.

Between Italy and Arles they either use the GR653D / Voie d’Arles over the Alps or the GR653A / Via Aurelia along the coast of the Provence. From Col du Somport, follow the Camino Aragonés.

The trail is marked and described as GR655 by the FFRP.

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


Select some tracks
Via Tolosana
.Via Tolosana, Arles - Montpellier, 92km
.Via Tolosana, Montpellier - Lodève, 82km
.Via Tolosana, Lodève - Castres, 159km
.Via Tolosana, Castres - Toulouse, 131km
.Voie d'Arles, Toulouse - Auch, 95km
.Via Tolosana, Auch - Maubourguet, 73km
.Via Tolosana, Maubouguet - Oloron Sainte-Marie, 91km
.Via Tolosana, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Col du Somport, 63km
duplicate relation 389715 Via Tolosana, 530km
Via Tolosane
Via Tolosana - Variante, Borce - Urdos - du Berat du Haut aux Forges d'Abel, 2.8km


Map of GR653 West

Map of GR653 East


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  • Marian Wallis 2017-07-10 17:06:01
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  • Is it possible to get luggage transported from one stage to the next
  • Marian Wallis 2017-07-10 17:04:46
  • Orolon St Marie to Jaca
  • Do you know if it is possible to get luggage transported from on stage to the next. Thank you Marian
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