- Name GR653D - Voie d’Arles (GR653D)
- Distance de sentier 430 km, 267 milles
- Durée en jours 17 jours
- Début de sentier Col de Montgenevre
- Fin de sentier Arles
- Classement Traildino MW, Marche modérée, sentier de randonnée
- Classement Traversée de montagne T1, Randonnée
Via Domitia or GR653 - Voie d’Arles, Col de Montgenevre - Arles, 430 km, 17 days
The Romans constructed this way to connect - what is now - Italy and Spain through France. The itinerary is still known, and at places, Roman constructions are still in place.
The trail is revived as a possible route to Santiago de Compostela. Also, the trail - more or less following the ancient road - is described in a topoguide as GR 653D, Voie d’Arles.
The first part of the trail traverses the Hautes-Alpes. The walk has an alpine character. Between Gap and Apt, it follows the River Durance. Leaving Apt, it is the Provence you are walking through. Finally, in Arles, the trail ends.
Pilgrims then continue on the Via Tolosana, one of the main Ways of St. James in France, heading for the Pyrenees and Spain.
Visit Traildino's overview page for the Way of Saint James / Camino de Santiago.