Pradons - Les Bouchets - Serre Juillet.

A hilly walk through green oaks between Pradons and Lagorce. Beautiful views of the Ardèche cliffs on the final descent.

Technical sheet
No. 218874
A Pradons walk posted on 04/03/16 by pb07. Update : 14/04/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h45[?]
Distance Distance : 6.58mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1004ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 997ft
Highest point Highest point : 1188ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 453ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Massif central
Location Location : Pradons (07120)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.473417° / E 4.360505°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 2939OT
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Description

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::.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.39 - alt. mi 0.39 - Les Blaches intersection
2 : mi 0.6 - alt. mi 0.6 - Straight ahead towards Ruoms
3 : mi 0.83 - alt. mi 0.83 - Pass a path to the right
4 : mi 1.43 - alt. mi 1.43 - Left, in the direction of Les Bouchets
5 : mi 2.37 - alt. mi 2.37 - Left, in the direction of Les Bouchets
6 : mi 2.87 - alt. mi 2.87 - Straight ahead, in the direction of Lagorce
7 : mi 3.85 - alt. mi 3.85 - Path to the left
8 : mi 4.99 - alt. mi 4.99 - Right in the direction of Pradons
D/A : mi 6.58 - alt. mi 6.58

Useful Information

Circuit with white and yellow route markers throughout.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2939OT.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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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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