- Sos (8 kms)
- Lagraulet (12 kms with variants)
- Aignan/Gellenave/Termes (6k/5k/5 kms)
- Vic Fezensac (10.5 kms & 7.5 kms)
- Castera Verduzan (8 kms & 5.5 kms)
- Montesquiou (13 kms - variant 4.5 kms)
January - Sos (8 kms)
Our February walk started from the pretty hill-top village of Lagraulet which is located between Montreal-du-Gers and Gondrin.
March-Aignan(6k)/Gellenave (5k)/Termes (5k)
1. Aignan - 6 kms (Estimated time < 2h)
7 kms on this walk with very good views which cuts through the middle! There were distant views of the village of Gimat with its chateau. A pretty walk with many species of orchids along the way.
Riverside/countryside walk - This moderate circular walk of 7.5 kms started at 14.30 and we headed out to the east of Vic towards the River Osse which we tracked for about 2 kms. We then continued north turning towards Marambat with its impressive church and pretty pond. We then continued south back towards Vic along a ridge with some excellent views.
June - Castera Verduzan (8 kms & 5.5 kms)
Castera Verduzan is famed for its casino and thermal spa.
This was a moderately easy circular walk which started at 10.30 and are departure point was behind the marie. We continued along a track parallel to the main D930 (Condom/Auch) road which we then crossed to continue up to Old Castera - a pretty hamlet with its ancient church and impressive views. We then continued into the countryside (more good views) and passed through the hamlets of Peyrouau and Mounouat before heading back towards the centre of Castera.
The afternoon walk started at 14.30 and we headed out towards the old hamlet of Verduzan. Before the village, we turned off and continued our walk through the fields and skirted around the few houses en route - lots of wild orchids. We then mounted a steep incline to be rewarded with more spectacular views of Old Verduzan/Comte and Old Castera in the distance. We then continued past the ancient windmill (being restored) along the ridge and down to the hamlet of Comte before returning to our starting point.
July - Montesquiou-(13 kms/variant 4.5 kms)
The walk started at 10.30 am from the pretty village of Montesquiou. We chose to walk the shorter variant route as the weather was getting hotter! We passed through the very ancient porte (one of the oldest in the Gers) into the main street taking us through the village and continued past the Auberge (very good food) to walk part of the Compostello route which we re-joined later. We continued through a little hamlet and then downhill with good views of the Pyrenees back to the Compostello route and then back into the village.
August - Lavardens (10 kms/variant 5 kms)
The walk starts at the interesting hill-top village of Lavardens with is dominant Chateau and church which can be seen from much of the walk. We head out west of the village into the countryside and up to the Chateau d'Eau with splendid views in amongst the sunflower fields. We then walk back towards the village and continue uphill heading east and out towards the Chapel of St Marie and the ancient twin moulins with more excellent views. We then continue along the valley of la Guzerde and head back towards Lavardens passing the old lavoir en route with its picnic area and returning to the village.
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