Saint-Affricain Green Lane/St-Jean-d'Alcapiès
Saint-Affricain Green Lane/St-Jean-d'Alcapiès

Saint-Affricain Green Lane/St-Jean-d'Alcapiès

History and heritage
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On the route that follows the old railway line, enjoy a pleasant outing on foot, on a bike or on horseback in the wooded undulating setting of the Saint-Affrique frontal Causses. Relaxation guaranteed!

When a railway is turned into a green lane! The railway connecting Saint-Affrique to Saint-Jean d’Alcapiès was operational until the early 1990’s, and is nowadays used as a family green lane, accessible to all. Don’t wait to experience an amazing circuit peppered with viaducts, bridges and abutments settled in a landscape of valleys and forests!


The Green Lane starts along the Boulevard towards the 12 étoiles gymnasium. Walk to your right around the gymnasium and carry on passing close to the Vailhauzy castle (private) up to Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès. A total of 8 kilometre posts are set all along the route.

  • Departure : Boulevard de la Capelle, Saint-Affrique
  • Arrival : Maison des énergies (Renewable Energy House), Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Affrique and Saint-Jean-d'Alcapiès

Altimetric profile


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
Is in the midst of the park
This itinerary is located in the World Heritage zone Causses and Cévennes, mediterranean agropastoral cultural landscape.

Information desks

Saint-Affrique Tourist Office

Boulevard Aristide Briand, 12400 Saint-Affrique



The Tourism Office is open all year round, the opening hours are:

·July and august:

From Monday to Saturday: 9h – 13h & 15h – 19h

Sunday: 9h – 13h

·From September to June:

From Tuesday to Saturday: 9h – 13h & 14h – 17h

Closed: Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays

From November to April, the office is also closed on Saturday afternoon.

Find out more


Access and parking

From Millau (30 km drive) or from Albi (78 km drive), take the D999 road towards Saint-Affrique. Once in the town centre, head to the gymnasium and the swimming pool to find the carpark set at the starting point of the green lane

Parking :

Boulevard de la Capelle


Emergency number :114


Communauté de communes du St-Affricain

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