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Walking The Gardon Gorges (Download : PDF)
The Gardon Gorges
Distance7.06mi Vertical gain+689ft Vertical drop-705ft Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.

Distance6.24mi Vertical gain+2136ft Vertical drop-2188ft Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Colombières-sur-Orb - 34 - Hérault

An exceptional circular walk above the torrent of Arles where you can discover a cave dwelling and a superb Cervennes collection in the hamlet of Fage.

Circuit around the Capitelles of Saussines
Distance8.09mi Vertical gain+148ft Vertical drop-157ft Duration3h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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

Distance7.72mi Vertical gain+1814ft Vertical drop-1795ft Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance4.72mi Vertical gain+1125ft Vertical drop-1135ft Duration3h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Aiguèze - 30 - Gard

The medieval village of Aiguèze is among the most beautiful villages in France. This hike, overlooking the gorges of Ardeche, follows the paths and trails through the heart of the scrubland, olive groves and vineyards.

The Vallée de l'Eure, Uzès
Distance8.98mi Vertical gain+955ft Vertical drop-942ft Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Uzès - 30 - Gard

A circuit around Uzès, discovering the Eure valley and its source that once fed the city of Nimes, then a loop through Gardoise scrubland to return to Uzès.

La Montagne Noire via Cubserviès
Distance9.93mi Vertical gain+2293ft Vertical drop-2283ft Duration6h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Roquefère - 11 - Aude

Exploring La Montagne Noire and one of the highest waterfalls in Europe.

Distance3.85mi Vertical gain+2172ft Vertical drop-2178ft Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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!

Walking The Cap Béar loop (Download : PDF)
Distance2.98mi Vertical gain+591ft Vertical drop-584ft Duration1h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Port-Vendres - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

A walk amid vineyards, through scrubland, and along the coast, with beautiful views of the Cap Béar and the Anse de Paulilles cove.

Walking Pont du Gard (Download : PDF)
Distance9.11mi Vertical gain+794ft Vertical drop-801ft Duration4h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

Easy hike where you can discover the Pont du Gard and its environment.

Distance5.4mi Vertical gain+650ft Vertical drop-640ft Duration2h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gruissan - 11 - Aude

A pleasant hike in the Massif de la Clape with beautiful views and a visit of the Chapel of Auzils and its marine cemetery.

Walking Mer des Rochers (Download : PDF)
Distance2.97mi Vertical gain+131ft Vertical drop-151ft Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Sentier des 1000 Marches - Saut et Lac de Vezoles
Distance10.36mi Vertical gain+2044ft Vertical drop-2034ft Duration6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Riols - 34 - Hérault

This trail is a marvel exploring the Saut de Vezoles and its lake with spectacular amenities.

Distance6.04mi Vertical gain+131ft Vertical drop-135ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance8.32mi Vertical gain+2119ft Vertical drop-2103ft Duration5h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance7.41mi Vertical gain+738ft Vertical drop-741ft Duration3h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Michel-d'Euzet - 30 - Gard

Hike from the village of Saint-Michel-d'Euzet that takes you on a loop around the village of La Roque-sur-Cèze (ranked among the most beautiful villages in France).
The village of La Roque is perched on a rocky outcrop and is bordered by the Cèze. The area is a natural site for swimming; near the village are the Cascades de Sautadet falls.

The 4,000 Steps and the return by Aire de Côte
Distance15.77mi Vertical gain+4482ft Vertical drop-4475ft Duration10h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance4.57mi Vertical gain+676ft Vertical drop-676ft Duration2h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance8.88mi Vertical gain+935ft Vertical drop-935ft Duration4h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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).

The Aujargues hills
Distance11.05mi Vertical gain+436ft Vertical drop-443ft Duration5h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

L'Ermitage de Collias (Collias hermitage)
Distance4.03mi Vertical gain+515ft Vertical drop-541ft Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

Family outing visiting the beautiful site of Collias Hermitage.

Walking Caesar's Camp (Download : PDF)
Caesar's Camp
Distance2.63mi Vertical gain+351ft Vertical drop-335ft Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Laudun-l'Ardoise - 30 - Gard

A family walk around the Oppidum of Caesar Camp in Laudun.

Distance5.54mi Vertical gain+282ft Vertical drop-289ft Duration2h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Gruissan - 11 - Aude

Travel across this ancient island with magnificent views of the ponds of Narbonne. A family-friendly hike in the scrubland and pine forests.

Oppidum de Nages and the Village of Langlade
Distance5.29mi Vertical gain+571ft Vertical drop-571ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Langlade - 30 - Gard

A walk in scrubland from Langlade to the Gallo-Roman site of the Oppidum de Nages offering a view of the entire Vaunage with the Cevennes, the sea and Pic-Saint-Loup in the distance.

It ends with a visit to the village of Langlade with its narrow streets, mill, its temple, its 2 squares... and its ancient houses.

Distance9.12mi Vertical gain+1112ft Vertical drop-1129ft Duration5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Lussan - 30 - Gard

There is a lot to see in Lussan. Start with the clear waters of the narrows at the Portail des Concluses and carry on to the Pierre Plantée standing stone. You will be delighted by a breathtaking view of the Cévennes and will cross the scrubland on varied terrain to the Table des Turcs dolmen. Eventually you arrive at La Lèque, which is an ideal spot for a lunchbreak. The last few kilometres are on wide lanes, leading back to the first section of the route.

The Sernhac tunnels
Distance3.62mi Vertical gain+525ft Vertical drop-495ft Duration2h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

At Sernhac, south of Remoulins and Saint Bonnet du Gard, there are two tunnels that flank a small nice valley. The Perrotte and Cantarelles tunnels. Head through them to discover the chimneys by which men lowered equipment and raised the rubble during excavation. One can see traces of blows of pickaxes and holes for oil lamps. Today it is a quite popular place to find some shade and cool off for the villagers.

Distance5.24mi Vertical gain+200ft Vertical drop-200ft Duration2h35 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Leucate - 11 - Aude

Far from the hustle and bustle of Port Leucate, there is a magnificent place where peace reigns. The cliffs of Leucate. They link Leucate Village to La Franqui and this short walkk will let you discover their different features: cliffs, vineyards and pastures for sheep.

The Capitelles of Aramon
Distance5.46mi Vertical gain+538ft Vertical drop-531ft Duration2h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Aramon - 30 - Gard

In Aramon, a village along the Rhone near Avignon, the capitelles trail takes you around a couple of these shelters created by the shepherds and farmers.

Distance4.41mi Vertical gain+466ft Vertical drop-466ft Duration2h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance6.29mi Vertical gain+1818ft Vertical drop-1808ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Laroque-des-Albères - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Hike to discover the fountains of Laroque-des-Albères: the Font dels Simiots and amazing animals which, according to legend, kidnapped babies and came to settle near the fountain after being dislodged from Arles-sur-Tech; the Font de la Vernosa, a well-preserved, beautiful fountain from where one has a magnificent view of the plain of Roussillon.

Distance8.09mi Vertical gain+1152ft Vertical drop-1138ft Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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...

Distance8.11mi Vertical gain+2890ft Vertical drop-2884ft Duration5h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance7.17mi Vertical gain+210ft Vertical drop-210ft Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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 Le Roc de la Vigne (Download : PDF)
Le Roc de la Vigne
Distance7.9mi Vertical gain+2152ft Vertical drop-2129ft Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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 The Pla de Brézou (Download : PDF)
Distance8mi Vertical gain+1827ft Vertical drop-1814ft Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Very nice circuit that will take you over grazing areas that are still used.
The last part of the circuit overhangs the gorges of Galamus.

Distance16.79mi Vertical gain+1073ft Vertical drop-1056ft Duration8h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.

Rossignol Mill at Armissan and the Marmorières Dovecot circuit
Distance5.09mi Vertical gain+558ft Vertical drop-558ft Duration2h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Vinassan - 11 - Aude

Hike in the mountains of La Clape overlooking the Pyrenees, the Black Mountain and the Mediterranean. See the “Rossignol” (nightingale) mill of Armissan, and then enjoy views at the orientation table at Vinassan, and finally Marmorières Domaine’s chapel’s dovecot.

Distance9.37mi Vertical gain+1332ft Vertical drop-1312ft Duration5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Chusclan - 30 - Gard

Starting from Chusclan, this is a hike over different types of terrain (tarmacked paths between vineyards, DFCI trails, single-track paths, etc.). Viewpoints over the Rhone Valley and Mont Ventoux. Visit to the medieval site of Gicon.

Following the footsteps of the Visigoths in Villarzel-Cabardès
Distance4.24mi Vertical gain+299ft Vertical drop-302ft Duration2h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Villarzel-Cabardès - 11 - Aude

You'll be amazed by the well-preserved state of the Visigoths' tombs found along the way. You can explore the cemetery, made up of fifteen or so graves, at the corner of a path in the middle of shrub land.

In the garrigue around Rochefort-du-Gard
Distance10.49mi Vertical gain+614ft Vertical drop-610ft Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Rochefort-du-Gard - 30 - Gard

Discovering Rochefort-du-Gard and its religious heritage, then diving into the green oak trees, which make up a large part of the surrounding vegetation, for some solitude.

Walking Puech Pounchut (Download : PDF)
Distance5.53mi Vertical gain+1296ft Vertical drop-1109ft Duration3h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Megaliths of Minerve
Distance7.87mi Vertical gain+1453ft Vertical drop-1453ft Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Caunette - 34 - Hérault

This hike, at the start of La Caunette, will take you above Minerva and will let you discover the megaliths scattered along the route. You'll criss-cross vines, scrubland composed of gorse, thyme, brush, evergreen oak trees and the odd wood.

Distance4.12mi Vertical gain+587ft Vertical drop-627ft Duration2h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Pujaut - 30 - Gard

A short, easy walk for a family outing. In good weather you can see the parachutists jump over the Pujaut aerodrome.

Tour of Pech-Céleyran - Moulin du Pech
Distance5.81mi Vertical gain+171ft Vertical drop-171ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Coursan - 11 - Aude

A stroll starting the Coursan community hall between the Aude River and Pech-Céleyran. Lovely views of the plains, the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees, from the peak. Passing by the Moulin du Pech mill.

Distance2.75mi Vertical gain+26ft Vertical drop-26ft Duration1h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Chaptes - 30 - Gard

This short route through the village of Saint-Chaptes in the Gard allows you to discover the rocks sculpted in open garrigue and also gives you a view over the village, its old narrow streets and its castle.

Distance3.02mi Vertical gain+66ft Vertical drop-75ft Duration1h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Carcassonne - 11 - Aude

Lake Cavayère is the place to visit in Carcassonne when the sun is out. The path around the lake is laid out clearly and is very easy to follow even with children (over ten years). The ever present lake provides a very pleasant setting.