From coastline to national parks and the reserves of Camargue and Cevennes, the diversity of Languedoc Roussillon offers much to walkers on holiday there. There are 2000km of waymarked pathways crossing Aude alone. One of the most celebrated trails takes you in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and the pilgrims of old. Trekking along part of St Giles Way is a scenic and historical must. This trail runs a total of 90 miles from Ales to Le Puy. At the centre of the Parc Naturel de Haut, the stunning Espinouse Massif rises abruptly 850m from the valley floor. This is well served with footpaths as are nearby Lac du Salagou, an enormous man-made lake, and the Herault River with its gorges, caves and cliffs.