The GR®70  wins the heart of the French :

Elected in 2017, in 2nd position, with its territories of charactere .....
                           ... from Le Puy en Velay to Saint Jean du Gard .....

     (Source Mon GR/FFR)

The association "Sur le Chemin de R.L. Stevenson" can accompany you in preparing your adventure and this site contains a great deal of practical information.

An exceptional trail through the Massif Central, 272 km from Puy-en-Velay to Alès... Crossing 4 departments: Haute-Loire, Ardèche, Lozère, Gard.

Alone, in a group, with a donkey or without, come and explore the route taken by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1878, which is today also known as the GR®70...

Photos and videos along the trail

Explore the path from your lounge...


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 See the 2017 brochure on line

in English / in Deutsch

Brochure 2018 is coming soon ....  


1878 - 2018: A 140-year anniversary to celebrate
When Robert Louis Stevenson left Le Monastier with Modestine for his trip to the Cevennes on September 22, 1878, did he only think that thousands of marchers would follow in his footsteps 140 years later,
not to mention the hundreds of Modestine? Certainly not …
To commemorate the exploit of the Scottish writer many animations will be organized all along the way.
Joy and enthusiasm will mark this 140th anniversary celebration.
A new exhibition "The Way of Stevenson 140 years later" will be installed at different places along the GR 70.
The Caravan of the Donkeys from September 22 to October 6, 2018 will walk
from Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Saint Jean-du-Gard, with extensions from Puy-en-Velay to Ales.
15 stages and 15 places of entertainment, meetings and exchanges on the Chemin de Stevenson in the company of a team of walkers and donkeys ready to bring a festive atmosphere in the villages crossed by the GR 70.
The donkeys will be honored. Faithful companions of the walkers during the stage of the day,
they will be decorated to parade in the villages.
Hikers, with or without a donkey, you are warmly invited to follow the caravan for part or all of the way!
For all information:
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Janet DARNE :        06 37 71 52 69
Jean-Pierre Marie :  06 45 90 06 45







A European Cultural Route In The Footsteps of R.L. Stevenson


The 'Association Sur le chemin de R.L. Stevenson' is part of the European Network In The Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson which was recognised in 2015 as a European Cultural Route of the Council of Europe.

Click here to know more!


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" For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go; I travel for travel's sake. And to write about it afterwards"

Robert Louis Stevenson