The Gorges of Tarn and La Jonte
The Gorges of Tarn and La Jonte
The Gorges of Tarn and La Jonte

The Gorges of Tarn and La Jonte

Guided hiking tour through the Causses and Cevennes

  • 7-day hike through the UNESCO world heritage site
  • Warm Mediterranean climate
  • Full board and lunchtime picnics
  • 6 nights at 3-star hotels with wellness spas
  • Local licensed guide

Treat yourself to a unique guided 7-day hiking trip in and along the Tarn and La Jonte gorges along the Causses and Cevennes

Through narrow chalky, red and ochre-coloured gorges, the untamed meandering waters guide the group through the Tarn and the Jonte gorges in the Causses and Cevennes, a national park and UNESCO world heritage site. The Causses, chalkstone bluffs typical of the landscape, stand at an altitude of 200m, lined with villages carved out of stone. If you are lucky enough, you can catch sight of griffins and the rare Przewalsky’s horses!

Price from 839,- €

Causses and Cevennes: a guided tour through the gorges

Guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Meyrueis

Participants arrive at Montpellier train station at 4pm and will transfer to Meyrueis. Those getting there by car are expected in Meyrueis at 6:30pm. Participants will be briefed on the week's itinerary at the hotel after checking-in followed by dinner.

Day 2: Tour of the Causse Sauveterre

Participants will be taken to Le Rozier for a hike up the peak of the Causse Sauveterre. Ascent through the base of the Eglazines valley and back through the St. Marcellin valley.

Duration of leg: 4-5hrs. Ascent/descent: +/-500m

Day 3: Tour around the Causse Noir

Participants will be transferred to Le Rozier for a hike up the peak of the Causse Noir along the gorges of La Jonte. Participants then cross the Madasse hollows to reach Point Sublime before descending back down to Le Rozier.

Duration of leg: 5hrs. Ascent/descent:+/-500m

Day 4: Gorges du Tarn

Participants will be taken to La Malène for a tour of the Tarn gorges. After ascending Roc des Hourtous, a path will lead them through the Tarn-Tals (Tarn valley). The day may possibly end with a cruise through the gorges if time and weather conditions permit.

Duration of leg: 5hrs. Ascent/descent:+/-500m

Day 5: Causse Noir

Hike over the Marjoab and the Dolem des Gras towards Causse Noir. Participants will visit the grotto of Dargilan, also known as la Grotte Rose before making their way back from the gorges of La Jonte.

Duration of leg: 5hrs. Ascent/descent:+/-300m

Day 6: Causse Méjean

Participants transfer to Nivoliers and hike up the Dolomies Nîmes Le Vieux to enjoy a stunning plain view of the landscapes and a never-ending horizon. Return route via the Fretma doline.

Duration of leg: 5hrs. Ascent/descent:+/-300m to 400m

Day 7: Tour of the Causse Méjean

Ascent up to the top of Causse Méjean. There, participants can enjoy the view overlooking the Tarn and La Jonte gorges.

Duration of leg: 5hrs. Ascent/descent:+/-400m

The tour ends in Meyruies at around 4:30pm. There will be a minibus to take participants to Montpellier train station.

For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.

Travel dates

  • Oct 27th, 19 – Nov 02nd, 19
  • From 839,- €
  • fully booked
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Indicated pricing for one person in double bedroom occupancy
Single rooms upon request (surcharge of €185)

Services

Price includes
6 nights with full board (picnic lunches), French tour guide, transfers listed in the itinerary, luggage transfer, visitor’s tax

Number of Participants

Reservations starting from 1 person
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Guaranteed departure: 4 participants (max. 8 persons)

Accommodation

Overnight stays in 3-star hotels with swimming pools, a private park and wellness centre. Standard accommodation type is a double room. Participants will be given picnic baskets loaded with regional specialties and treats for the lunch breaks along the way.
Single rooms may be requested (surcharge of €185)

Level: Easy

Suitable for all who exercise regularly. Participants will hike 5 to 6 hours a day on pathways with an elevation of 300 to 600m.
Daily distance of legs: 15 to 18km

How to get there?

We recommend the train to Montpellier. From there, you can take the minibus to the hotel. It’s a convenient and eco-friendly means of transportation.

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