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 > Aire-sur-l'Adour, 167km
.Via Podiensis (13), Aire-sur-l'Adour - Stèle-de-Gibraltar, 132km
.Via Podiensis (14) : Stèle-de-Gibraltar > Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, 30km
.Via Podiensis (15) : Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port > Roncesvalles, 24km

Map

Map of GR65 West

Map of GR65 East

Books

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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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Sentier St-Jacques - Bruxelles-Paris-Tours GR655 2013
  • Guide FFRandonnée Sentier vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle : Bruxelles-Paris-Tours - 6551.La via Turonensis (ou voie de Tours/voie de Paris) est l'un des quatre chemins de France du pèlerinage de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, le plus au nord. Voie la plus sereine et la plus ancienne, elle était historiquement la plus fréquentée.Au départ de... Read more
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2013
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Sentier St-Jacques Perigueux-Roncevaux GR6543 2014
  • Guide FFRandonnée Sentier vers St-Jacques-de-Compostelle : Périgueux-Ronceveaux. GR 654. Voie de Vézelay vers Compostelle : suite de l'itinéraire décrit dans le topo-guide réf. 6542 'Sentier vers St-Jacques-de-Compostelle : Vézelay-Périgueux'.Passé le seuil du Périgord blanc,... Read more
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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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  • Compostelle - Routes De Compostelle En France 2010
  • A la rencontre du patrimoine sur les voies de Tours et du PuyDu milieu des années 1980 à aujourd'hui, les pèlerins allant à Compostelle sont passés de quelques centaines à 180 000 par an ! Si la plupart d'entre eux s'y rendent à pied, on y compte des croyants, des athées, agnostiques,... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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2016
  • St-Jacques-de-Compostelle - Moissac to Roncevaux GR65-2 IGN 89021
  • Chemin de St-Jacques - the Way of St James in France along the GR65 between Moissac and Roncevaux/Roncesvalles in the Spanish Pyrenees presented at 1:100,000 on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from IGN with cartography from their highly popular TOP100 series. The route is prominently highlighted on contoured mapping and... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
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United Kingdom
2014
  • Sentier St-Jacques - Montgenevre-Arles 2014
  • Guide FFRandonnée Sentier vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle : Montgenèvre - Arles - GR 653D - 459 km de sentiers GR. La Voie d'Arles. Un chemin incontournable, à la fois itinéraire jacquaire et ancienne voie romaine, qui vous fera découvrir 4 départements aux paysages contrastés et au... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
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2014
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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
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  • 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
2016
  • GR65: Chemins de St-Jacques, Geneva - Le Puy-en-Velay FFRP Topo-guide No. 650
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • 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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2019
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2016
  • GR65 Chemins de Saint Jacques: Figeac - Moissac FFRP Topo-guide No. 652
  • The most medieval route of the Puy road, from Figeac to Moissac and Rocamadour to Romieu. More than 20 days of hiking and 524 km of routes.Chemins de Saint Jacques: Figeac - Moissac, FFRP topoguide Ref. no. 652, covering one of the sections of the Way of St. James in France between Le Puy-en-Velay and the Pyrenees. The guide covers the main... Read more
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2016
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Stanfords
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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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  • tom l 2013-01-08 17:08:46
  • gr65 guide in english?
  • is there a guide to the gr65 in english?
    thanks
    • Henk Nouws 2013-01-11 00:35:38
    • I'm afraid not ... Did you find this one? http://walkinginfrance.info/?page_id=3916
    • Ruaidhri 2013-05-13 20:16:33
    • Try the cicerone book the way of st James - France
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