Both these villages are worth exploring to view the historic architecture and history. Initially (if going anticlockwise) the route follows an old railway bed alomgside the river in places between the villages and is therefore very level and easy walking.
The return leg rises gradually and gives some good views over the valley, whilst passing some old farms and notable farm buildings.
There is a bar, shop and restaurants in Monesties, which is worth an explore.
Also there is a short riverside botanical walk which can be delightful.
There is a small restaurant in Salles (at time of writing) as well as a pleasant picnic area by the river / bridge.
Getting thereWe arrived by car
ParkingThere is plenty of roadside parking in Monesties, near to bar & shop & the famous Tomb with polychrome figures.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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