A hilly walk through green oaks between Pradons and Lagorce. Beautiful views of the Ardèche cliffs on the final descent.
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 at the crossroads of the Chemin des Blanches and Chemin des Granges.
(D/A) Take the Chemin des Granges and then turn right at the intersection in the direction of Ruoms (Trappe-Loup).
::1: At the Les Blanches intersection, continue on the asphalt road in the direction of Ruoms (Trappe-Loup).
::2: After 300m, the road turns to the left, continue straight on and ignore two paths on the right.
::3: Ignore a path on the right that crosses a stream and then, 20 m further on, cross the small stream of Chautron and climb the hill.
::4: Arrive at a small pass (signposted Trappe Loup), turn left in the direction of Lagorce (Les Bouchets). The path continues along the ridge and then descends towards the Petit Chaussy.
::5: At the intersection, continue to left, take go in the direction of Lagorce (Les Bouchets). Take care, 200m further down you need to leave the road, taking a path on the left. The markers are not very visible (no indication of a change in direction and no cross).
::6: After having crossed the road, continue to the Les Bouchets sign. Continue in the direction of Lagorce. Cross the stream and then turn left to join the D559, which you cross. Continue on a small road which becomes a path and cross another stream before reaching a small pass near an olive tree plantation (signposted Les Mourades).
::7: Follow the path that climbs up to the left, in the direction of Pradons. The path rises towards the ridge with beautiful views of the Lagorce side. After passing a path to the left and then another on the right, you'll arrive at the Serre de Juillet intersection.
(8: Take the path that descends to the left (in the direction of Pradons) and leads back without difficulty to the start point)D/A::.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 453ft
1 : mi 0.39 - alt. 525ft - Les Blaches intersection
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. 581ft - Straight ahead towards Ruoms
3 : mi 0.83 - alt. 541ft - Pass a path to the right
4 : mi 1.43 - alt. 755ft - Left, in the direction of Les Bouchets
5 : mi 2.37 - alt. 715ft - Left, in the direction of Les Bouchets
6 : mi 2.87 - alt. 682ft - Straight ahead, in the direction of Lagorce
7 : mi 3.85 - alt. 846ft - Path to the left
8 : mi 4.99 - alt. 1093ft - Right in the direction of Pradons
D/A : mi 6.58 - alt. 453ft
Circuit with white and yellow route markers throughout.
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All along the route you can enjoy beautiful views of the cliffs bordering the Ardèche, from Balazuc up to the Cirque de Gens.
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ATTENTION: Some sections can quickly become very dangerous for hikers who are ill-equipped or not trained for this kind of more technical hike. Therefore, please take care.
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