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French Camino Walk Sept 2019 

The Le Puy Chemin is definitely worth walking- lots of magnificent scenery, lots of history and historic buildings, amazing architectural structures for the times. Interesting paths through forests, farms, towns and cities. Plus interesting people along the way. The first 2 weeks are very steep, lots of going up and coming down steep rocky paths. We heard from other more seasoned hikers that they felt that the first 14 days of this Camino was the toughest hike they had ever done. So be prepared! It seems that 20km/day is a reasonable pace considering the hills and rocks, plus you also want to have time to stop and enjoy the scenery along the way as well as when you get to each days destination.

Sometimes the book/maps/apps overestimate how long it takes to get from town to town, - be warned!
This part of France seems to close fir the season from 1st October, not many places for food or accommodation are open. You can still find something but your choices are limited. Plus there are a lot less people doing the walk, so it could be quite lonesome.

The weather is still good though- not too hot or too cold.
Nearly everyone on a camino takes away something from it. In my case - a realisation that everyone is different, we all have our idiosyncrancies, and we all have our good points - appreciate diversity! And concentrate on the good in people.

Overall- it was a beautiful and worthwhile hike, can thoroughly recommend it. If anyone would like more information about this walk - I am always up for a chat! Au revoir,  A bientot.

Helen from Australian Brain Coaching

Goal Setting and Changing Goals

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It is great to set goals and satisfying to achieve them. No matter what your goal is, (study, business, health, relationships) it is also worthwhile to appreciate your smaller gains along the way. If however, circumstances change, life happens and you need to reassess your original goal that is fine too.

Cajarc to Cahors in images

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From Cajarc to Cahors we travelled through wine-growing areas had a rest day in Limogne with a lovely view from the window and on through the towns/villages visited a 12th-century farmhouse in Mas de Garrigue then visited a village called St Cirq Lapopie, one of France’s Les Plus Beaux Villages.  Then onto Cahors a rather large town with a 12th-century centre. And famous bridge called Pint Valentre . The history and architecture are fascinating.

Conques to Cajarc

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Autumn leaf path Leaving Conques, rising above the morning mist, then arriving in Figeac to more 1000 yo buildings. This is where the Knights Templar were. How can these buildings last this long?

Mindful Hiking

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Mindful Hiking - isn’t just about thinking nice thoughts while you are strolling along. It is also about appreciating where you are in the world, your surroundings, the people you meet, how your body feels and also about where you put your feet! Especially on these rocky pathways which can also be slippery. There is a lot to be being mindful - most of all it is about awareness, no matter where you are, what you are doing and who you are with.

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Days 4 to 6 from Les Faux to "Cascade du Deroc"

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Arriving At Les Faux. After 8 hrs walk, view from bedroom !
Legs are a bit sore, hope this is a phase and our legs will get used to it!!

Helen's French Camino walk Sept 2019 starting Le Puy-en-Velay,

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Other names for this walk are Via Podiensis, or GR65. The full walk from Le Puy to St Jean Pied de Port is about 760km (The Way of St James), but I am only doing about 500-600km as I only have 4 weeks to spare. (Will have to come back and do the rest another time!). On average I hope to do 25km per day for 25 days.
This blog will hopefully provide some useful tips to people who are thinking of doing this walk or something similar and might spark an urge to do some hiking!

 

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The Map of the French Camino Walk

Below shows the map of the area of France where you walk the French Camino.  The blue line is the distance travelled from the starting point to the end.  The redline shows Helen's progress across France walking between 19kms and 25kms a day.  Staying at BnB's a long the way.  

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    Helen Wheels French Camino walk Sept 2019 starting Le Puy-en-Velay, 

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    Paris Gare de Lyon to Le Puy en Velay by train.

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    Gare de Lyon to Le Puy-en-Velay to Sauges on first three days of trekking on the French Camino.

    Day 4 to 6 from Aumont-Aubrac to Nasbinals.

    From Golinhac to Conques to Decazeville

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