Soul Journey holidays are based in the Razès Gîtes in a small rural village called Escueillens buried in the heart of the stunning Razès countryside. As such, there is no commerce here - just blissful peace.
The links below give you a little more information about the area known as the Razès, the topography, sample walks, local amenities and what else there is to do in and about the area.
Soul Journeys is based in a small rural village and, as such, there is no commerce here - just blissful peace. Amenities are close by and you may want to sample a little of what else the local area has to offer during your stay here.
We have put this brief guide together in response to the many and varied questions we have had from guests which all boil down essentially to the same thing, namely what else is there to do in the Razès? It draws from their and our experience and attempts to pull together a small number of attractions that are available in or close to the Razès area.
A brief overview of just seven of the possible routes for you and your group to experience during your time in the Razès. There are many more walks of distances varying between five and thirty-five kilometres and of various grades of difficulty.
Soul Journeys is based in the heart of the Pays Cathare (Cathar country). Every year, the Cathar heritage attracts hundreds and thousands of visitors who want to come and experience the châteaux that served as the last dizzying strongholds of the Cathars before they eventually succumbed to the papal crusade against them. Many individuals feel a curious sense of inner quiet and reverence when visiting some of the famous castles such as Montségur, Carcassonne, Lastours, Quéribus and Peyreperteuse.
Half-day and full-day guided tours are available to those who want to tune into the Cathar experience.
You can come on your own, with a partner or friends in a group of up to 10 people sharing four gîtes (apartments) in the Razès. Quite simply, we believe that individuals can lose their identity in larger groups and, since this is your experience we want you to enjoy it.
We offer you 40 circuits and 5 linear trails covering the length and breadth of the rolling Razès countryside, ranging from 5 to 40 km - and the choice is yours. You determine your own routes and thus distance and difficulty and, most importantly, you get to walk at your own pace.
Most of our walks are day or ½ day circuits. This means that you can return to your own safe haven in a Razès Gîte each evening to relax and unwind in comfort.