The Pyrenees, Gascony and the Val d’Aran

From Foix to Vielha, cimbing up the garonne valley 162 KM 8 days This last stretch is characterised by box hedges and holly bushes, magnificent beech groves and pastures which can be considered more than “alpine”. As a matter of fact the snowy crests on the horizon are the Pyrenees, reaching an altitude of 3,404 m… Continue reading The Pyrenees, Gascony and the Val d’Aran

The languedoc of the cathars

From Carcassonne to Foix, walking across the calcareous plateaux of the corbieres 256,5 KM 13 days The walk goes on once again among vineyards, through the chalky uplands of the Corbières, sun-drenched, dry lands. The landscape, however, changes continuously; among shaded forest tracks and country routes snaking on the high uplands, the mountain breeze blows from… Continue reading The languedoc of the cathars

The causses, the Larzac and the Minervois

From Le Vigan to Carcassonne, walking on the languedoc garrigues 272 KM 11 days There are places in the Languedoc area where water is a real treasure. Water is rare where the garrigue, produced by sheep flocks that have been grazing in those lands for thousands of years, covers the chalky uplands with their sparse and… Continue reading The causses, the Larzac and the Minervois

Ardèche and Cévennes

From Pont St Esprit to Le Vigan, a watershed between two worlds 236 Km 11 days The landscape of the Cevennes is one of vast horizons and clear blue skies with white clouds dotting meadowlands with their sharp shadows. These are the airy spaces of the Cevennes, which can be reached through aerial passages along… Continue reading Ardèche and Cévennes

Provence and Mont Ventoux

From Sisteron to Pont-St-Esprit, in the land of the Mistral 189,5 km 9 days The Alps gently slope down to become the Pre-alps. You cross the southern reliefs of the massif of the Baronnies: the Montagne de Lure and Mont Ventoux. The alpine forests are quitted for very different environments, from barren pastures eroded by ravines… Continue reading Provence and Mont Ventoux

Crossing the alps

From Vinadio to Sisteron, into the wild heart of Occitania 206 kM 11 days It takes 11 days to cross the Alps and to realize how many different landscapes interpose between our congested valley floors, between one town and another, and between plains. This particular itinerary crosses many alpine valleys. Starting with the Italian Stura valley, an… Continue reading Crossing the alps

Walden Viaggi a piedi adopts the “Occitània a Pè”

Walden viaggi a piedi is a cooperative company that promotes responsible and sustainable tourism and organizes on foot travels in Tuscany, Italy, Europe, Mediterranean Sea, and in Africa and Asia as well. We are partners of AITR (Italian Association for responsible tourism) and we work to develop a tourism based on the principles of social and economic justice… Continue reading Walden Viaggi a piedi adopts the “Occitània a Pè”

The Occitània a pè walk of 2008

In July 2008, on a clear and cool morning, a group of about a hundred people gathered on the church square of Vinadio, in the Stura valley in the province of Cuneo, started walking towards the ridge between Italy and France. It was the first stage of a 70 days journey (63 stages and a… Continue reading The Occitània a pè walk of 2008