The Way of St James and the major trails

Le Puy-en-Velay is the European capital on the Way of St James, as well as the crossroads for major trails and hiking routes. This is an ideal playground for hikers of all levels. Everyone can find a path to suit them in Velay!

Along the Way of Saint James

Along the Way of Saint James

Running from Le Puy-en-Velay to Santiago de Compostela, the GR65 today is much more than a pilgrimage trail. It’s a real adventure. The universal heritage associated with this legendary trail is best appreciated on foot, but also by bike – and even by motor bike.

At the crossroads of the major trails

At the crossroads of the major trails

Velay is at the crossroads on several major hiking trails. It’s not unusual to come across pilgrims on the Way of St James, literary types following the Stevenson Trail, fans of the River Loire on the GR3 footpath, history buffs on the Régordane Trails and the pioneers on the new trail between Le Puy-en-Velay and La Chaise-Dieu… among others!

A GR trail in a day

A GR trail in a day

A hike on the big trails can also be enjoyed in a single day. Say goodbye to the Sunday stroll on a nameless route and start to see big!

Major cycling routes

Major cycling routes

Fitness and cycling fans will love the possibilities on offer in the Velay region. Mountain-bikers, road-cyclists or bicycle tourists will find the ideal playground in Velay.

Buy your topographical guide

Buy your topographical guide

The topographical guide is essential introduction and companion during your trip. From the GR65 Way of St James to the Stevenson Trail via the Untamed Loire you can find the perfect guide for your stay in our shop.