France - Camino - Walking the Via Tolosana - Variant from Auch to Lourdes

France - Camino - Walking the Via Tolosana - Variant from Auch to Lourdes

The Way of St James is a serie of pilgrimage routes running across all of Europe with Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain as their final destination. 

This is one variant route on the Via Tolosana (from Toulouse to Jaca) with Lourdes as a final stage.

All along the tour you will discover medieval villages, castles and churches, combined with rural landscape and forest  as well as the very good food of Gascogne !

Day 1

Arrive in Auch. **Guest House B&B – Dinner on your own. Unesco Heritage : the Cathedral Sainte Marie. Many Churches and Museum to visit to discover the Gascogne, the country of Dartagnan.

Day 2

AUCH – MONTESQUIOU- 8h walking - 31 km Half Board in a Guest House which is also a farm specialist of “foie gras”. Traditional food.

Day 3

MONTESQUIOU - MARCIAC - 5 to 6 h walking - 24 km Marciac is a bastide village nestled in the hilly landscape of the Gers department. It is famous for its international Jazz festival in Summer. Guest House. Half board -Traditional food

Day 4

MARCIAC – MAUBOURGUET – 4 to 5 h walking – 18 km Hotel **. Half board

Day 5

MAUBOURGUET - VIC-EN-BIGORRE – 4 h walking – 17 km Hotel ** Half board

Day 6

VIC-EN-BIGORRE - IBOS. 5 h walking – 26 km. The Collegiale of Ibos dates back from the 11th c and its tower bell is a real fortress. Guest House - Half board

Day 7

IBOS-LOURDES. 5 h walking – 25 km **Hotel lQuiet street. Only 150 m distant of the Sanctuary. Dinner on your own.

Day 8

End of the walk after breakfast

titre 1

Self guided WALKING
Duration :
8 Days
From :
760 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2  star hotels and guest houses-

Dinners and breakfasts

Luggage transfer (from stage to stage)

A road book and a map.

English speaking assistance






Starts in : Auch : Train or Bus to Auch (Via Toulouse or Agen). Airport in Toulouse.


Ends in : Lourdes. Trains to Lourdes (TGV to Paris)


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