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Vallée de la Jouyre, Walk n°3

Vallée de la Jouyre, Walk n°3

Long tour very varied to discover Najac countryside. Places of interest, architecture and nice viewpoints. Some parts of the tour are on small country roads. Shortcut possible for a 2h30 walk instead of 6h.

19 km
6 h
max. 496 m
min. 179 m
1027 m
-1026 m
Styles : HikingIn the country
Public : SportsmenExperienced hikers

Starting point

D39
12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2201Lng : 1.97049
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START FROM THE CAMPSITE LE PAISSEROU

Start in front of the campsite entrance, at the bottom of the village. You can park your car 200 meters away on the leisure center car park (AAGAC). Go down to the river following the main road (D39) for about 150 meters and cross the bridge. Just at the end of the bridge turn left on the path. Go along the river Aveyron as far as the swimming pool and continue on the road to the medieval bridge.

D39 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2202Lng : 1.97048
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Saint-Blaise Bridge

This gothic bridge was built in the 13th century, along the primitive...Read more

D594 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2162Lng : 1.96123
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PART 1

Do not cross the bridge, turn left on the road going up to Les Fieys for about 200 meters. Turn on the wide path on the right. Continue on this path for 2.5 kms as far as the road (locality Crouzille). Turn right on the road D564 going to Villevayre and continue for 200 meters, then turn right on the path leading to one of the best viewpoints of Najac!

Saint-Blaise 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.216Lng : 1.96086
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Unnamed Road 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2079Lng : 1.91072
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Villevayre 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.214Lng : 1.92237
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PART 2

Continue, cross the road and take the path at the opposite. (Shortcut possible if you continue the tour on the road). The path goes up to the locality La Barthe. At the country road turn right and continue to the next crossroads. [Junction possible with the tour n°9 if you turn left at the country road.

D564 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2096Lng : 1.95062
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PART 3

Cross the road D47. You can watch the cross and the beautiful landscapes! You are at the highest point of the tour. Go straight on the road going down and turn left to take the wide path. You first pass in front of a path on the left and then turn right at the Y.
Continue on this wide path for about 600 meters and turn right on the path going down. At the locality “La Bouyerie” take the road on the right and immediately on the left on the path.
At the next crossroads turn right and continue on the road for 150 meters. Turn left on the path and immediately after on the right on the small path. Go down for 2 kms through the box trees as far as the stream.

La Croix Belle 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2083Lng : 1.93683
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PART 4

Turn right without crossing the stream, the path disappear into the small valley, more and more wild and deep. (In option you can go to St Eutrope’s Chapel 15 minutes away if you turn left at the stream).

Druilhet 82330 Najac
Lat : 44.197Lng : 1.9053
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PART 5

You arrive in front of an old quarry where you can see some sandstone extraction marks used for the mills.
Cross the stream “La Baye” and turn right on the steep path. This path goes along the stream in beautiful surroundings.
You will pass a first mill in ruins. Continue straight on to go to the mill of Prat-Ferrand. Turn right on the hairpin bend to go up to the village of Villevayre.
At the last bend you can have a look at a small cave if you turn right and continue for 100 meters. Otherwise continue to go up to Villevayre.

Unnamed Road 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2076Lng : 1.91028
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PART 6

Cross the village and continue straight on the road going to Villefranche/Najac. Go through a first small hamlet by turning lightly on the left at the crossroads and continue as far as the hamlet of Baussaguet.
In the hamlet turn lightly on the right and continue on the road for about 300 meters, pass in front of the stone cross and 50 meters after turn right. The path goes up along the field to the locality “Le Ligal”.

Villevayre 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2134Lng : 1.92132
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PART 7

Once at the road turn right and immediately left on the forest trail going down to Najac. Follow the signs all along this path as far as the road. Turn left to get to the medieval bridge and left again (before the bridge) to go back along the river to your starting point.

Ligal 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2213Lng : 1.94033
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END OF THE TOUR

Back to the entrance of the campsite Le Païsserou

D39 12270 Najac
Lat : 44.2202Lng : 1.97039
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