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Walking In France

Discover the remarkable string of Cathar castles on this walking tour in France.Trekking through the Ariège and Aude regions we pass pretty villages nestling in the shadows of dramatic castles. We also walk through impressive gorges and visit vineyards along the way.

Tour Highlights

  • Carcassonne - Walking tour of this walled medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Gorges De Galamus - Spectacular scenery
  • Chateau De Puivert - Visit the 13th Century Château of the Troubadours
  • Rennes-Le-Château - Famous mountain-top village
  • Château De Peyrepertuse - Clifftop castle with formidable defences
  • Wine Tasting - Sample local wines in Maury

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Toulouse airport; transfer to Ax-Les-Thermes

  • 2
    Walk to Belcaire via Montaillou Cathar village

  • 3
    Walk to Puivert; visit Puivert Castle

  • 4
    Hike to Sougraine via Rennes-Le-Chateau

  • 5
    Walk from Sougrainge to Cubieres-Sur-Cinoble

  • 6
    Gorge de Galamus hike; visit Chateau de Peyrepertuse

  • 7
    Visit Queribus castle; wine tasting

  • 8
    Carcassonne walking tour; train to Toulouse airport

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Footsteps Of The Cathars tour available at present.

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Included meals 7 5 6
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train
Accommodation
4 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Simple Gite
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader / Trek Guide
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
1100
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16