France

A six day walk in the Cevennes: the rivers, the canyons of the Tarn, the Jonte and the Dourbie, France

Getting there: The Cévennes, a part of the Massif Central, are easy to get to by car or high speed train (TGV to Millau). Nearest airport - we think - is Montpellier. We walked the fields in the Causses, the uplands, as well as the Jonte-, Dourbie- and Tarn canyons. Going down, go up, going down, etc. : heavy climbs and heavy descends.
The gorge du Tarn is about 500 m. deep.
Maps: They offer you good maps in the region. We bought: IGN 2641OT and 2640OT. Scale: 1:25.000.
Accommodation: Plenty: hotels, pensions, Gîtes d’étappe, chambre d’hôtes , Gîtes ruraux, at the farm, at a castle, whatever you want, depending on your purse……..

Easter 2003: an (almost) round walk in a spectacular mountainous area . A wonderful variety of scenery and habitats: ideal for the walker! 
Height: 380-875m.

Distance between the stage cities: 13-20 km.

Day 1: La Canourgue - St.Georges de Levejac....18 km
Day 2: St. Georges de L.- Le Rozier......................20 km.
Day 3: Le Rozier - La Viale.....................................12 km.
Day 4: La Viale - Veyreau.......................................16 km.
Day 5: Veyreau - La Roque Ste.Marguerite.........13 km
Day 6: La Roque Ste. Marguerite - Millau............15 km.

On trail: The rivers winds their ways from village to village, along the high limestone cliffs of the Gorges.
Point Sublime near St Georges de Levejac, breathtaking views.
Rocher de Capluc. Follow the vertical metal ladders to the Rocher de Capluc, from where an outstanding panorama of the Tarn and Jonte stretches.
"Les vases”, shaped by weather and wind.
The eagles on top of the rocks. Karst-scenery and pretty temperatures.
At the end of day 6 view on the bridge of Millau, imposing, even for a walker.

Below a cinematic impression of The Gorges du Tarn en de la Jonte.