Departing from the bastide, set off to explore the surrounding area! Choose your route among the hikes in Villefranche de Rouergue.

Where to walk in Villefranche de Rouergue? We suggest three itineraries in the town:

Calvary Walk – 4,2 km

Want to gain height and offer yourself a breathtaking view of the magnificent medieval bastide of Villefranche-de-Rouergue ? Follow the Stations of the Cross to the top of Calvary Hill and marvel at the breathtaking panorama.

Calvary viewpoint - Hiking in Villefranche de Rouergue
3 Boulevard Charles de Gaulle
12200 VILLEFRANCHE-DE-ROUERGUE
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Heritage Trail – 5,3 km

Follow the Aveyron river and enjoy the calm at the gates of the town of Villefranche de Rouergue. With its very low elevation, the Heritage Trail is perfect for a family walk!

Heritage trail | Hiking in Villefranche de Rouergue
3 Guiraudet promenade
12200 VILLEFRANCHE-DE-ROUERGUE
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Boï circuit – 9,4 km

From the historic center, climb to the heights for a superb view of Villefranche de Rouergue and its bastide. You will then go back down to the edge of the Aveyron river. Take advantage of this moment to stroll along the water's edge.

Calvary - Hiking in Villefranche de Rouergue
2 Rue Saint-Jean d’Aigremont
12200 VILLEFRANCHE-DE-ROUERGUE
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Villefranche de Rouergue, a stopover on the way to Santiago de Compostela

Did you know ? Villefranche de Rouergue is located on the Conques-Toulouse route of the path to Santiago de Compostela. Take the GR36 towards Najac or the GR62b towards Villeneuve d'Aveyron.
The tip to know: go on foot, come back by train! (or the opposite). The Salles-Courbatiès, Villefranche de Rouergue and Najac stations are all located close to the path to Santiago de Compostela, convenient!

Why choose Villefranche de Rouergue for your hikes?

If you love hiking, you will love discovering this city and its surroundings on foot. Here’s why Villefranche-de-Rouergue is the ideal destination for your hiking adventures.

A Journey Through History

As you walk through Villefranche-de-Rouergue, you will delve into the fascinating history of this country house founded in 1252. Before or after your hike, explore the city's architectural treasures. Admire the majestic Notre Dame collegiate church, cross the picturesque Pont des Consuls, and lose yourself in the medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses. Every street corner tells a story.

Breathtaking views

Villefranche-de-Rouergue is surrounded by pleasant natural landscapes to explore. By taking the Calvary Walk or Boi circuit, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Aveyron valley. Viewpoints along the trail provide perfect opportunities to take photos and admire the beauty of the area.

Hiking trails for all levels

Whether you are a novice or experienced hiker, Villefranche-de-Rouergue offers trails suitable for everyone. THE Heritage Trail is ideal for families, with its explanatory panels that make the walk educational and fun for children. The picnic area of ​​the green theater and the green spaces along the circuit offer perfect places for a gourmet break and moments of relaxation in the open air.

All our hikes

Between the Lot valley and the Aveyron Gorges, between the Causse and Ségala, discover all of our hiking trails.

Our walking tours

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