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Rayssac hiking trail (short version)

Rayssac hiking trail (short version)

Starting from a red sandstone hamlet, this pleasant walk will lead you through woodland and small valleys so that you can explore the wealth of a surprising heritage which bears witness to the  manufacturing of sarcophagus during the Middle-Ages.

When leaving the carpark, turn right and walk up the single street for 180 m.

At the stone cross turn to the right, following signs for "Aqueduc direct".
At the junction with a wider path (trail), head to the right and follow the trail for 300 m up to an intermittent stream.
After a short ascent, go left and follow the path that runs along the ridge. Turn to the right after 250 m. Walk downhill through an oak grove up to the well restored water bridge.
Follow the trail for 50 m, then leave it and turn left following the sign "Rayssac par les tombes".
Walk up the path
Make a round trip to the tombs, then follow the wide trail.
At the intersection turn right, then reach the road that leads to the village.

4.4 km
1 h 30 mn
max. 403 m
min. 327 m
157 m
-157 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Lat : 43.9093Lng : 2.83125
6 d

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Rayssac (Commune de Vabres l'Abbaye)


Rayssac (Commune de Vabres l'Abbaye)


The village of Rayssac, situated at the edge of the Rougier, welcomes you to enjoy a pleasant and shady circuit in an oak woodland, through thickets of white heather (May is the blossoming season). An entire local heritage awaits you: rock tombs, medieval sarcophagi, but also a water bridge which provides evidence of irrigation in the Dourdou plain during the 19th century.


From Saint-Affrique/Millau follow the D999 towards Albi, drive through Vabres l'Abbaye and 5 km further on, turn left to reach the village of Rayssac. From Saint-Sernin/Albi follow the road towards Millau, drive across the village of Moulin-Neuf and 500 m further on, turn to the right to reach Rayssac.

Advised parking

Cimetary's parking

Public transport

Travel by bus or train:
Carpooling : BlaBlaCar, Rézo Pouce, Mobicoop, Idvroom, LaRoueVerte, Roulez malin


Box tree moths are active from May to October. During the caterpillar phase, they feed on the leaves of box trees. They crawl down trees and move on long silken threads, although these threads are annoying when hiking they do not pose any health risk

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