The organisation les Amis de l’Abbaye de Saint-Maurin has opened and manages a hiking trail connecting the four major Cluniac sites of our territory of Guyenne-Gascony: the abbeys of Moissac (82) and Saint-Maurin (47) , as well as the priories of Layrac and Moirax (47).
The Guyenne-Gascony trail, 107 km long, incorporates parts of two Saint James of Compostela routes: the GR 65 west of Moissac, and the GR 652 south-west of Agen. It crosses 25 municipalities including 9 in Tarn et Garonne and 16 in Lot et Garonne. It goes through two regions: Occitanie to the east and Nouvelle Aquitaine to the west.
The route, regularly maintained by the municipalities it crosses, offers a variety of panoramas: hillsides, forests, bastides and minor pretty historic buildings, using few paved roads.
Signs describing the entire route, and the route to and from the village, are located in each village along the route. These panels feature QR codes giving access to our website, and therefore to downloads of maps and trail guides (in both directions) in PDF format, as well as to the GPX track of the route and to practical information (refreshment points, accommodation, services etc…). It is possible to make the whole trip in one direction and return to the starting point by train (regular connections between Agen and Moissac).
As a family, duo, solo or in a group, come hiking and appreciate the variety of our landscapes and flora, stay in our villages, discover our heritage and cultural riches, and of course taste our local cuisine!
The hiking route: the interactive map
Our interactive map allows you to prepare your hike in great detail. Choose a base map then select the elements you want to display: remarkable sites, viewpoints, supplies, accommodation, water points, means of transport …
- Total length: 107 km
- Accumulated height difference: +2211m /-2127 m
- Highest point: 188m
- Lowest point: 42m
- Average percentage of incline: 6%
- Difficulty: Medium, suitable for all levels of hikers.
- Some sections are shared with GR 65, GR 652, GRP Quercy Pays de Serres
Hiking: the GPS trail
The GPX trail file of the route can be downloaded from OpenRunner and then used on any compatible navigation device. You just need to create an OpenRunner account (free) to have access to the trail file.
Your documentation to take on a hike
The Guyenne Gascony route is waymarked in red and green outside the sections shared with the GR 65 and the GR 652 where only red and white markings are used.
A team of volunteers works to maintain the visibility of the waymarking along the route. Do not hesitate to contact us to report any anomalies.