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ARDECHE : Vals les Bains
Walking holiday and health spa rejuvenation
In the heart of the Vivarais mountains, Vals-les-Bains is an excellent centre for exploring the beautiful valleys of the Ardèche and the Volane rivers. There are many walking routes and the centre is equidistant from the famous Gorges of the Ardèche, the Massif of the Tanargue and the mountains of Ardèche.
What could be more natural than to take life easy while benefiting from the pampering and rejuvenation offered by the magnificently renovated thermal baths?
Single bedroom: Supplement for single bedroom - Single participant: Supplement for Single Participant -
ProgrammeDAY 1: Welcome at the hotel at the end of the afternoon.
DAY 2: Circuit of Thieure : Two small hill-climbs, and a walk along a banks of the river Volane where you can bathe, the walk also takes you through several typical Ardèche hamlets .
DAY 3: Circuit of the Col de la Loube : This walks takes you through some typical villages over the valley of the Ardèche. Later you follow this river on the way back.
DAY 4: Aïgo Vivo : This takes you from Antraigues (a village with plenty of character) to Vals les Bains.
DAY 5: Col de Farges : You start the walk from a very picturesque village. The walk follows cobbled tracks and old drove roads. There is a wonderful viewpoint.
DAY 6: Circuit to the Orientation Table : The walk takes you to Saint Julien du Serre (where there is a Romanesque church which is well worth looking at)
The holiday finishes at the end of the afternoon.
Duration6 days - 5 nights - 5 days walking - 5 sessions of rejuvenation.
CommentsWalk in yhe morning and sessions of rejuvenation in the afternoon
CommentsHotel ** or *** depending on the option chosen.
Getting thereBy car:
Vals Les Bains is on the D578 in Ardèche, 630 Km from Paris, 121 Km from Lyon, 71 Km fromValence and 6 Km from Aubenas.
From Paris, take the A6 to Lyon, then the A7 towards Marseille. Take the exit signposted: Privas / Loriol sur Drôme / Montélimar- sud (Bretelle A7 / N 304). Continue to Vals by the D578.
TGV (High Speed Train) to Valence then taxi to Vals-les-Bains.
GradientEasy to medium; 3-4 hours' walking per day. The walking is suitable for anyone who has the necessary minimum of fitness. Some of the walks are a little more difficult as there are some steep slopes.
Level of difficulty
The price includes: - Half board
- 5 sessions in the health centre
- A guidebook (for 1 to 4 people).
- Accommodation tax
The price DOES NOT includes : - Transportation to or from the railway stations of Valence
- Complementary care in the health centre
- The midday picnic and personal expenses.
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