New edition GR 65 Geneva – Le Puy-en-Velay

From the Alps to Le Puy-en-Velay by the GR 65

Yes! The GR 65 can be followed from the Alps to the Pyrenees! Thanks to this 2016 republication of the TopoGuide FFRandonnée Genève– Le Puy (ref 650), you will be able to join the most prestigious departure of the way of Saint James (Le Puy-en-Velay… of course) from the Haute-Savoie (Upper Savoy), Savoie (Savoy), Isère and Loire… An excellent way to cross the new region Rhônes-Alpes-Auvergne from East to West… by foot.

15 days of hikes on the way of Compostela from Geneva to Le Puy

This fourth edition, released in March 2016, has been updated with great care by the different teams of the Walking Committees. The 360 kilometers separating Geneva from Le Puy-en-Velay, are thus described with the greatest precision in this guidebook. As always, inside the TopoGuide of the GR 65 Genève – Le Puy, you will rediscover the following sections:

  • Useful information, advice for the equipment,
  • Accommodation near the path,
  • Services board along the way,
  • Complete IGN maps of the GR 65 Geneva Le Puy,
  • Description step by step of the path,
  • Illustration, thematic, historical texts, …

The Alps, crossing of the Rhône, Pilat massif and volcanoes of Haute-Loire

From Geneva, the pilgrim or walker hits the road through a wooded rolling countryside offering views on the snow-capped summits of Jura. The Rhône then shows off its hillsides covered of vineyards and its drained marshes cultivated of poplars. The climate is so sweet that one talks of “Little Provence of Savoie”.

After the green hills of the Bas-Dauphiné and its horizon of mountainous peaks, the walker reaches the foothills of the Pilat Massif. While one gets deeper in Haute-Loire, the volcanic imprint gradually takes over the landscape, great basalt columns or volcanic peaks. The arrival in Le Puy-en-Velay gives a foretaste of the Galician final aim …

Get the guidebook “Sentier vers Compostelle de Genève au Puy”

Feeling like leaving? Then go to our consecrated page about the GR 65 from Geneva to Le Puy-en-Velay where you will find:

  • A glimpse of the itinerary GR 65 in Haute-Loire
  • The accommodation available in Haute-Loire (search engine or useful booklet)
  • A link towards the shop to order you TopoGuide and see ALL the necessary information



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