Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.42 - alt. mi 0.42
2 : mi 1.1 - alt. mi 1.1
3 : mi 1.66 - alt. mi 1.66
4 : mi 2.43 - alt. mi 2.43
5 : mi 3.59 - alt. mi 3.59
6 : mi 4.3 - alt. mi 4.3
7 : mi 4.98 - alt. mi 4.98
8 : mi 5.96 - alt. mi 5.96
9 : mi 6.71 - alt. mi 6.71
10 : mi 7.25 - alt. mi 7.25
11 : mi 7.59 - alt. mi 7.59
D/A : mi 8.56 - alt. mi 8.56
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This walk devoted to the discovery of Roman ruins will introduce you to two medieval Languedoc villages.The scrubland will bring you the fragrance of thyme and the landscapes will enchant photographers. Enjoy without moderation.
Note: To help with orientation, "tricky" sections have been highlighted with blue dotted markers.
Located between Nimes and Montpellier, the village of Saussines has a quite exceptional heritage: a listed 12th century church, a castle, beautiful mansions, old washhouses.
The gorse scrubland is close by with six capitelles (1), a nature trail, a picnic area with tables and is close to a spring at the high point of the circuit, plus there is a beautiful view of the Pic Saint Loup and the Cevennes.
Important note: Ignore the numbers marked on the ground and stick to the VisoRando instructions instead
Circuit on the eastern slopes of the Causse de l'Hortus visiting its sites of interest: Lafous mill, Embruscalles lake, Mas Neuf, the archaeological site of the Causse rock with a view of the entire Gard plains and the pre-Alps beyond, Mont Lozère, Aigoual and more...
Amid hills and valleys, a bull ranch (manade) under the pine trees, abandoned quarries, and quaint villages with narrow, shady lanes. A wonderful glimpse of the Gard.
A pleasant and easy hike through scrubland and vines with views of the plain of Congéniès. A remarkable site, the Chapelle Saint-Nazaire enshrined in scrubland.
A hike mostly through forest, under the canopy of the Bois de Lens.
Throughout the walk you'll experience stunning scenery.
You'll also discover the Pielles Roman quarry, Macassargues caves (which were occupied by Neanderthal man), the pre-Roman sanctuary of Mabousquet (1st century BC), the Clunisian abbey of Jouffre (3rd century) and the Castellas de Montmirat (11th century).
A journey through both geological time and history, exploring the medieval village of Sauve and the chaos of the Mer des Rochers.
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