The Robert Louis Stevenson TrailBased on Robert Louis Stevenson's account of his 140 mile trek through the Massif Central of southern France, the Stevenson Trail was created in 1991. Packed with snippets of information about this historic region, this guide is useful for walkers, cyclists and motorists keen to follow this classic route.
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The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail Summary
Robert Louis Stevenson's account of his 140 mile trek through the Massif Central of southern France in 1878 has long captured the imagination of walkers and lovers of literature alike. In 1991, the Stevenson Trail was finally adopted by the French footpath authorities and this guide will prove indispensable to the holidaymaker planning to follow in the nineteenth-century author's footsteps. It includes a comprehensive list of facilities, accommodation and places of interest along the route, detailed route directions and account of Stevenson's adventures with his sole companion and beast of burden, the donkey Modestine, at each stage. The trail is ideal for those contemplating a walking holiday for the first time, and the guide includes advice on travelling to and from southern France, accommodation, equipment, currency and insurance - even coping with emergencies like a snake bite. Packed with snippets of fascinating information about this historic region, it is also useful for cyclists and motorists keen to follow this classic route.
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