The Soul Journeys
We help you discover your inner world, while exploring the beauty of the natural world, walking wellbeing and happiness into your everyday life
There's more to walking than meets the eye ...
Soul Journeys is a small company buried in the heart of the beautiful Razès countryside in the legendary area known as the Pays Cathare. Tucked away in a quiet, rural village in the Aude département in Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon), Soul Journeys offers guided and/or self-guided walks to individuals, couples and groups throughout the year.
Based in the Razès Gîtes, you can choose from over 40 walks ranging from 5km to 35km to suit your walking preferences. All our walks offer stunning views of the Pyrénées Ariégeoises et Audoises, Montagne Noire and Corbières hills.
Steeped in rich history, the Pays Cathare boasts many famous trails which tempt walkers to retrace the plight of the Cathar people from the Ariège to the Mediterranean and down into Spain.
You may want to walk part of the much acclaimed Sentier Cathare or Chemin des Bonshommes or simply take in the breath-taking beauty of such a diverse landscape that uniquely defines the Razès: hills and valleys, cropped fields and open plains, vineyards and forests, garrigue and orchards, mountains and lakes. Birds of prey and wild orchids are prolific making walking a delight for everyone no matter what the time of year.
Have something specific in mind? Contact Us, let's have a chat and put a DIY programme together just to suit you and/or your group.
All Soul Journey walks are based from the Razès Gîtes. The gîtes (apartments) can accommodate up to ten people with no more than two people sharing each room and with absolutely no bunk beds involved.
A couple (or two people sharing) are each allocated to one of three neighbouring gîtes - Corbières, Soujeole, Malepère. Depending on the size of your group, up to four more share the larger gîte, La Cour du Blé.
The Grange and secluded gardens are where everyone comes together to relax in peace, enjoy afternoon tea or your group dinner.
Soul Journey holidays are based in the Razès Gîtes. There are three neighbouring gîtes (apartments) and each is suitable for solo walkers, couples or two people sharing. Hiring the three gîtes collectively provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to six people sharing.
For those who prefer to self-guide, we have a host of route maps and gpx files available. All guided walks in and around the Razès countryside are free - there is no extra charge should you wish to have Jo take you out on a walk starting from your very doorstep here in the Razès Gîtes.