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Les gorges du Gardon / Gardon's canyon
Distance11.37km Vertical gain+210m Vertical drop-215m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

Circuit over the Gardon's canyon first, then down along the Gardon River to finish the hike.

The Colombières Gorges
Distance10.04km Vertical gain+651m Vertical drop-667m 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
Distance13.02km Vertical gain+45m Vertical drop-48m 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

The Vallée de l'Eure, Uzès
Distance14.45km Vertical gain+291m Vertical drop-287m 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.

Aiguèze and the rocks of Castelviel
Distance7.6km Vertical gain+343m Vertical drop-346m 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.

Walking Pont du Gard (Download : PDF)
Pont du Gard
Distance14.67km Vertical gain+242m Vertical drop-244m 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.

The Méjean cliff path
Distance6.2km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-664m 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!

La Montagne Noire via Cubserviès
Distance15.98km Vertical gain+699m Vertical drop-696m Duration6h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Roquefère - 11 - Aude

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

Navacelles Cirque and Moulins de la Foux
Distance12.43km Vertical gain+553m Vertical drop-547m 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.

Walking The Cap Béar loop (Download : PDF)
The Cap Béar loop
Distance4.8km Vertical gain+180m Vertical drop-178m 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 Mer des Rochers (Download : PDF)
Mer des Rochers
Distance4.78km Vertical gain+40m Vertical drop-46m 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
Distance16.67km Vertical gain+623m Vertical drop-620m 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.

From Saint-Michel-d'Euzet to La Roque-sur-Cèze
Distance11.93km Vertical gain+225m Vertical drop-226m 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.

Circuit around the Vigie at the Chapelle des Auzils
Distance8.69km Vertical gain+198m Vertical drop-195m 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.

The 4,000 Steps and the return by Aire de Côte
Distance25.37km Vertical gain+1366m Vertical drop-1364m 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.

L'Ile Saint Martin and the Goules Trail
Distance8.91km Vertical gain+86m Vertical drop-88m 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.

Walking Caesar's Camp (Download : PDF)
Caesar's Camp
Distance4.16km Vertical gain+136m Vertical drop-134m Duration1h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Laudun-l'Ardoise - 30 - Gard

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

Les Corniches de Lauroux
Distance13.39km Vertical gain+646m Vertical drop-641m 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.

From Montmirat to the Bois de Lens
Distance14.3km Vertical gain+285m Vertical drop-285m 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
Distance17.79km Vertical gain+133m Vertical drop-135m 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.

Oppidum de Nages and the Village of Langlade
Distance8.51km Vertical gain+174m Vertical drop-174m 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.

L'Ermitage de Collias (Collias hermitage)
Distance6.49km Vertical gain+157m Vertical drop-165m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

Family outing visiting the beautiful site of Collias Hermitage.

The Capitelles of Aramon
Distance8.79km Vertical gain+164m Vertical drop-162m 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.

Les Concluses de Lussan- Le Merderis
Distance14.69km Vertical gain+339m Vertical drop-344m 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.

On the trail of the Romans
Distance9.72km Vertical gain+40m Vertical drop-41m 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.

Distance10.13km Vertical gain+554m Vertical drop-551m 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.

A walk along the heights of Leucate
Distance8.43km Vertical gain+61m Vertical drop-61m 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 Cirque du Bout du Monde
Distance13.05km Vertical gain+881m Vertical drop-879m 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.

Saint-Félix de Monceau Abbey
Distance7.1km Vertical gain+142m Vertical drop-142m 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.

Distance13.02km Vertical gain+351m Vertical drop-347m 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...

Corbès and the Grotte de Valaurie
Distance7.35km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-206m 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.

The Sernhac tunnels
Distance5.69km Vertical gain+156m Vertical drop-150m Duration2h00 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.

Rossignol Mill at Armissan and the Marmorières Dovecot circuit
Distance8.19km Vertical gain+170m Vertical drop-170m 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.

Distance11.54km Vertical gain+64m Vertical drop-64m 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
Distance12.71km Vertical gain+656m Vertical drop-649m 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)
The Pla de Brézou
Distance12.87km Vertical gain+557m Vertical drop-553m 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.

Distance15.07km Vertical gain+406m Vertical drop-400m 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
Distance6.83km Vertical gain+91m Vertical drop-92m 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
Distance16.89km Vertical gain+187m Vertical drop-186m 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.

The Sculpted Rocks at Saint-Chaptes
Distance4.43km Vertical gain+8m Vertical drop-8m 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.

Walking Puech Pounchut (Download : PDF)
Puech Pounchut
Distance8.91km Vertical gain+395m Vertical drop-338m 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.

Tour of Lake Salagou
Distance27.02km Vertical gain+327m Vertical drop-322m 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.

The cliffs of Montagné
Distance6.63km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-191m 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.

The Megaliths of Minerve
Distance12.66km Vertical gain+443m Vertical drop-443m 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.

Tour of Pech-Céleyran - Moulin du Pech
Distance9.35km Vertical gain+52m Vertical drop-52m 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.

Distance4.86km Vertical gain+20m Vertical drop-23m 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.