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
Voie d'Arles
.Voie d'Arles, Arles - Montpellier, 97km
.Voie d'Arles, Montpellier - Lodève, 81km
.Voie d'Arles, Lodève - Castres, 155km
.Voie d'Arles, Castres - Naurouze, 74km
.Voie d'Arles, Naurouze - Montgiscard, 36km
.Voie d'Arles, Montgiscard - Pibrac par le canal du Midi, 36km
.Voie d'Arles, Montgiscard - Pibrac, 57km
.Variante par Oppidum de Cluzel, 3.3km
.Voie d'Arles, Pibrac - Auch, 79km
.Voie d'Arles, Auch - Maubourguet, 73km
.Voie d'Arles, Maubourguet - Oloron-Sainte-Marie, 91km
.Voie d'Arles, Oloron-Sainte-Marie - Col du Somport, 64km
Voie d'Arles, accès aux sites, 13km
GR 653, Auch-Somport, 225km
Via Tolosane
Via Tolosana - Variante, Borce - Urdos - du Berat du Haut aux Forges d'Abel, 2.8km
GR 653, Naurouze-Montgiscard, 36km
GR 653, Arles-Naurouze, 405km
GR 653, Pibrac-Auch, 78km
La voie d'Arles


Map of GR653 West

Map of GR653 East


De Zwerver
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