A ride on the peaks of the Massif de Crussol, 20 minutes from Valencia via the castle.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park in the small car park near the hamlet of Meyret.
(S) Take the path that goes along the vineyards in the Massif de Crussol. Come to the GR42B that will lead you to the ridge (1). Follow the GR to the Château de Crussol ignoring other paths leading off to the side.
(2) Pass by the climbing site and continue.
(3) Back down to the car park of the castle by heading north-west. Turn left before reaching the car park and continue due south (4). Pass by the trail on the left that leads to the climbing site and then a second path, still on the left that goes back to the ridge.
(5) After joining the local road, turn left and continue due south towards Meyret. Pass two roads on the right and at the crossroads turn left and go to the car park.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 919ft
1 : mi 0.36 - alt. 1181ft - The ridges
2 : mi 1.39 - alt. 1194ft - Upper crossroads at the castle’s Top Secret climbi
3 : mi 1.75 - alt. 961ft - Château de Crussol - Chateau de Crussol
4 : mi 2.27 - alt. 741ft - Lower crossroads at the castle’s Top Secret climbi
5 : mi 3.44 - alt. 810ft - Back on the local road
D/A : mi 4.33 - alt. 912ft
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