Domaine de la Libaudié is located in the middle of the area of the Vallée du Tarn in the Aveyron in the south of France La Bastide Solages, Coupiac, Brasc, Martrin, Montclar, Plaisance and Saint Juéry. This landscape consists of hilly countryside with many sandy paths, rivers and brooks. These marked paths lead you through the heart of this magnificant area. One will find beautiful scenery, old farm houses, little churches and chapels, deserted ruins, small hamlets, beautiful woods and meadows and of course the silence . . One of the walks follows a part of the GR36 near Villeneuve.
In this area more then a dozen signposted paths are laid out varying in distance from 5 to 20 km and marked with yellow dots, suitable for walking or mountain biking. (Bikers should be physically fit). At la Libaudié 20 route descriptions complete with plastified maps are waiting for you!
We purchased for our guests the Magellan Explorist 210! By means of this handheld little GPS receiver you can, without the use of maps or route descriptions, seamlessly follow one of the many GPS tracks in the Valley of the Tarn.
For a little compensation of 5,- you can use our Magellan Explorist in order to follow by foot or by your own mountainbike one of the tracks layed out by us with an accuracy of about 3 meters! If you, for some reason, decided to quit half way the GPS Navigator will lead you back precisely to your starting position. It is therefore practically impossible to get lost.
If you have your own GPS receiver, you can download several ready made waypoint lists into yours. On our computer we have software with maps of the Aveyron and Tarn that scale 1:12.500. You can set out your own trail and load it into the GPS navigator.
It is also possible to load our walks on your Smartphone including waypoints with description and even photos. You can then do your walk using the Google Maps app.
Treasure hunt (geo caching)
Somewhere on the property we hided a treasure, a so called geo cache. Take our GPS receiver and go find it!
Under a rock? In a hollow tree? In a well or ruin? It is hidden somewhere! The only information you get are the coordinates where the treasure is hidden. You can use our GPS receiver to try and find it. If you do, write something in the journal and you can take something out of the box. You are also supposed to leave something behind for the next person. Much fun for the young and old.