The first section of the Camino de Santiago along the Arles Way heads from cosmopolitan Montpellier, on the Med, to the beautiful town of Castres. This route starts in the Languedoc region and takes walkers to stunning St Guilhem le Désert, officially one of the most beautiful towns in France. The Arles Way also crosses the Larzac plateau, before entering the mountainous Monts d’Orb a few miles from the spa town of Bédarieux. After St-Gervais-sur-Mare, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc, the Camino meanders between the ridge of the Espinouse and the Monts de Lacaune. The Camino trail then arrives at the ‘Plateau des Lacs’ (Plateau of the Lakes: Salvetat sur Agout and Angles) before reaching Castres.
*You start this Camino holiday from Montpellier but please ask our team if you wish to start in Arles.