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distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +1171ft Vertical drop -1158ft duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lauret - 34 - Hérault

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...

distance 7.72mi Vertical gain +1814ft Vertical drop -1795ft duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Maurice-Navacelles - 34 - Hérault

A fairly conventional circuit that lets walkers admire the Cirque de Navacelles and hike in the gorges of La Vis. The ruins of the Moulins de la Foux are the ultimate goal of the hike, with beautiful explanations of these water mills and on the underground portion of the screw, not yet fully explored.

Walking Le Roc de la Vigne ( Download : PDF )
Le Roc de la Vigne
distance 7.9mi Vertical gain +2152ft Vertical drop -2129ft duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Puéchabon - 34 - Hérault

This trek works its way up from the Hérault valley to Roc de la Vigne. Leaving the village, off the beaten tracks, you'll explore Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert on cobblestone roads. Along the way, the remains of old farms, caves, a semi-troglodyte retreat and a breath-taking view from the top of Roc de la Vigne.

Walking Mer des Rochers ( Download : PDF )
distance 2.97mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -151ft duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sauve - 30 - Gard

A journey through both geological time and history, exploring the medieval village of Sauve and the chaos of the Mer des Rochers.

The 4,000 Steps and the return by Aire de Côte
distance 15.77mi Vertical gain +4482ft Vertical drop -4475ft duration 10h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valleraugue - 30 - Gard

From Valleraugue, the famous trail of the 4,000 Steps up to the Mont Aigoual observatory.
To make this route into a loop, follow the GR6 on the long descent to the forest towards Aire de Côte, before finally crossing the chestnut groves above the village of Berthezène.

distance 8.11mi Vertical gain +2890ft Vertical drop -2884ft duration 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas - 34 - Hérault

A hike in the foothills of the Larzac plateau overlooking Cirque du Bout du Monde and the village of Gourgas with a return journey via a beautiful forest path.

distance 4.57mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -676ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Corbès - 30 - Gard

An easy walk with few real difficulties offering stunning panoramic views of the valleys of the Gardon in Saint-Jean and Mialet. On the trip you can discover the concretions and gours of the Grotte de Valaurie (300m of underground galleries) if the entrance is still open.

Circuit around the Capitelles of Saussines
distance 8.19mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -174ft duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

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

distance 6.04mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -135ft duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saussines - 34 - Hérault

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.

distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +935ft Vertical drop -935ft duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Montmirat - 30 - Gard

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).

distance 8.32mi Vertical gain +2119ft Vertical drop -2103ft duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lauroux - 34 - Hérault

A beautiful walk, without major difficulty and well marked, that takes you through scrubland and forests, cliffs and limestone plateaus.

Walking The Aujargues hills ( Download : PDF )
The Aujargues hills
distance 11.05mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -443ft duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aujargues - 30 - Gard

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.

distance 16.79mi Vertical gain +1073ft Vertical drop -1056ft duration 8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Clermont-l'Hérault - 34 - Hérault

At the heart of the Languedocian hinterland, Lake Salagou is a perfect place for a hike and all sorts of sports activities in the fresh air.

distance 7.17mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -210ft duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aubais - 30 - 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.

Walking Puech Pounchut ( Download : PDF )
distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +1296ft Vertical drop -1109ft duration 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Meyrueis - 48 - Lozère

This walk is located on the north side of the Aigoual massif in the Cevennes.
At the summit of the hike you will have a beautiful view of the Causse Mejean and the Valley of Jonte. On a clear day looking west you can see the Millau viaduct.

distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +466ft Vertical drop -466ft duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gigean - 34 - Hérault

A lovely walk without any specific difficulties, with views over the vegetation of the Gardiole massif, Mont Saint-Clair and the lakes. Due to the large number of DFCI trails and paths, you can adjust this hike as you wish.

distance 4.37mi Vertical gain +2251ft Vertical drop -2264ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Pierre-des-Tripiers - 48 - Lozère

Perhaps the most beautiful walk along the Causse Méjean, which traditionally starts out from Le Rozier.
Here, by starting on the cliff top, there is less vertical drop, as you stay between 870 and 720m the whole way.
As well as breath-taking scenery, you can see vultures circling above you and even below you on the cliffs!