Every journey begins with a first step ...

The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates, illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!


Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears and strengthen trust - basic trust! The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

Golinhac - Espalion
26,07 km / ↓ 802 m / ↑ 502 m
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On this stage in the Aveyron department, we hike on the high plateau until shortly after «Le Mas», then the descent begins down to the Lot, which we will actually follow for the first time, and all the way to the stage location Espalion. After a few picturesque turns we reach the highlight of this stage, namely the place Estaing, which is on the other side of the stream, connected to an old stone bridge. Estaing is a friendly place that can also be used as a place to stay, because it offers everything that pilgrims' hearts and stomachs want. The place is dominated by a mighty castle from the 15th century, which is open to visitors. The church in town is also worth a visit. To continue the stage we have to switch back to the left side of the Lot. In the stage destination Espalion we will be fascinated by the well-preserved, Gothic stone bridge over the Lot.


Facts & Figures

Distance: 26,07 km
Difference in altitude: 347 m
Highest point: 663 m
Lowest point: 316 m
Total ascent: 502 m
Total descent: 802 m