The final section of the St Jacob’s Way will take you from the vineyards on the banks of the Rhone up into the mountains of Pilat. Entering then the Haute-Loire you will leave the mountains behind but the walk is still undulating. Passing over farmland, by woodlands interspersed with small country towns and villages the days are fairly easy going so you can relax and enjoy this walk at a relaxed pace and soak in your surroundings. The final stop is Le Puy en Velay a beautiful and historic town that is the capital of the region and also the starting point of the Via Podiensis.
Bienvenue – Chavanay – is a small village on the foot of the Rhone vineyards. Relax here and sample some of the famous Rhone wines before you start your journey to Le Puy en Vale.