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Challenging walks with varied landscapes • Walk in one of the most exhilarating regions in France, famed for its natural beauty • Open limestone plateaux and high forested hills around Mont Aigoual • Magnificent gorges of the Tarn and Jonte with cascading rivers and inspiring scenery • Caves with astonishing concretions



Day 1 Arrive in Ganges

Day 2 Ganges to  Pont d` Herault

Follow a ridge with fine views across the Cevenol countryside before descending through woods to Pont d`Herault (8.8 miles, 4.5 hrs).

Day 3 Pont d`Herault to L`Esperou
Track climb into the foothills of the Cevennes to the mountain village of L`Esperou (4,009ft) (11.9 /16.3 miles, 6-7.5hrs).

Day 4 L`Esperou to Meyrueis
A choice of walks: either follow a ridge with extensive views or descend by a valley route to the riverside village of Meyrueis 92,330ft), at the head of the Jonte gorge (10.1 or 11.5 miles, 4.5 or 5hrs).

Day 5 Meyrueis to Veyreau
Path with fine views across the gorge of Jonte, lead on to the Causse Noir and the spectacular caves of Dargilan. Continue across the open plateau, abundant with flowers in spring, to Veyreau (9.9 miles, 5hrs).

Day 6 Veyreau to Le Rozier-Peyreleau
Path with stunning views across the gorges of the Jonte lead through ancient caussenard hamlets before descending through dramatic scenery, into Le Rozier (8.5 miles, 4hrs).

Day 7 Le Rozier- Peyreleau to Millau
Path (with more superb views of the gorge!) lead back up to the plateau of the Causse Noir, before descending through cherry orchards into the fertile Tarn valley and into Millau (14.2 or 16.4 miles, 6 or 7 hrs).

Day 8 Departure day

You can extend your holiday in Montpellier.




Night 1
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Ganges Hotel Les Norias***. B&B.  
Night 2
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Pont d’Herault Hotel Maurice***
Night 3
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** Hôtel du Parc
Simple family-run hotel in the heart of the Cévennes National Park. B&B.
Night 4
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Meyrueis Hotel St. Sauveur**
B& B
Night 5
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Le Rozier-Peyreleau
** Doussière
Comfortable hotel overlooking the River Jonte. B&B.

Night 7

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** Hôtel des Causses
Simple renovated hotel in the centre of town. B&B.






Forest and farm tracks. Quiet country lanes and some rocky terrain. High forested hills intersected by dramatic gorges; open plateaux.

When to go



Of interest.
Worth travelling to see if you are in the area.
Of great interest.
Worth travelling to see if you are in the country.
Of outstanding interest.
  Worth travelling to see if you are in Europe.



On Route


Much of the area's fame is based on its natural features, notably water erosion of the limestone plateaux.


** Magnificent Gorges of the Tarn and Jonte.


** Caves such as the Aven Armand with its astonishing concretions.


** The area is rich in birds (96 species observed) with birds of prey including golden and short-toed eagles, the griffon vulture and peregrine falcon.


* Fauna. Primitive breeds of sheep can still be seen grazing sparse pastures. The forests of the Cévennes contain deer and boar, and occassionally otters can be seen in the mountain rivers.


* Flora. This area is noted for its outstanding flowers, particularly orchids on the limestone causses.



Flights & Transport

Recommended Destination Airports: Montpellier, Nimes

From Montpellier airport, a shuttle leaves to Ganges (1 hour).
From Nimes there are buses to Ganges (1.5 hours).


Montpellier Airport to the First Hotel - approximately 75 Euros
Nimes Airport to the First Hotel - approximately 90 Euros



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