Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

491 km

15 à 25 J

Distance

Dénivelé +

15.600 m

Duration

This region of south-central France is full of surprises.
Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges.

Creating high plateaux, between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views of the surroundings.

A stage that will refresh the long-distance hikers by allowing almost daily bathing in these natural water reserves.

RIVERS, CANYONS & HIGH PLATEAUX

NATIONAL PARK

LES CEVENNES

The wildest of the French national parks.
With the lowest number of inhabitants per square metre in France, crossing the Cévennes Park is a guarantee of a moment of nature on the HexaTrek.

CANYON

ARDECHE - TARN - DOURBIE

The Chaos of Montpellier-le-vieux, the Pas de Soucy, the Point Sublime, the days go by, but the landscapes are not the same.
The Gorges de la Dourbie have nothing to envy its closest neighbours, those of the Tarn, or the ascent to the Corniches du Rajol is an unmissable passage on the HexaTrek.

REGIONAL PARK

Located at the southern edge of the Massif Central, this park is a wonderful balcony on the Mediterranean. The variety of its landscapes and reliefs allows a total change of universe and scenery in a few kilometres. Traditions, gastronomy and local know-how are interwoven in this region, which is still little known to tourists.

HAUT LANGUEDOC

USEFUL INFOS

Saisonalités, lieux de depart et arrivée, moyen de transport

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In the city of Carcassonne, you will find an airport

The airports of Avignon or Montélimar are the closest to the town of St Martin.

Saint Martin

Carcassonne

Saint Martin

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Departure

Carcassonne

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Arrival

Avril - Nov

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Season

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This location is close to a motorway exit. Bus routes are available

Carcassonne

Saint Martin

This location is close to a motorway exit. Bus routes are available

The risk of snow is low.
You can walk this year all year round without special equipment.
Take advantage of the low season to fully admire these places

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Carcassonne

In the city of Carcassonne, you will find an SNCF TGV station

The nearest main lines are in Orange and Montélimar. The nearest train station is Bollène-la-Croisière where you can take a bus to Saint-Martin d'Ardèche.

Saint Martin

TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

ARDECHE GORGES

An exceptional natural site, breathtaking cliffs and a hiking trail in the heart of this wild canyon

MONTPELLIER LE VIEUX

The chaos of Montpellier-le-Vieux, renamed Cité de Pierres in 2019, is a ruinous rocky chaos of the Causse Noir, bordered to the south by the gorges of the Dourbie.

LE CAROUX

The Caroux, located in the heart of the Hérault, is the real jewel of the region. Its varied vegetation, rivers, gorges, valleys, hamlets and magnificent hiking trails are sure to please nature lovers.

LE MONT LOZERE

The highest point of the Cévennes, Mont-Lozère is home to sumptuous landscapes. From Villefort to Mende, nature in its purest form.

JONTES GORGES

From the Méjean causse to the Balcon du Vertige, the Jonte gorges are a hike in the heart of the meandering river

VALLON PONT D'ARC

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is located at the gateway to one of the most beautiful tourist sites in France: the Ardèche gorges. The famous Pont d'Arc, a natural arch of more than 60 metres in height carved by the Ardèche river

TARN GORGES

Cliffs up to 500 m high, breaches, ledges and rocks... the Gorges du Tarn offer their most beautiful spectacle between Quézac (Lozère) and Le Rozier

Whether you're going for the big adventure, or just a section of the Hexatrek, discover the most beautiful landscapes of the route in pictures

DISCOVER THE OTHER STAGES

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Stage 1 - The Great East

Discover the mystical landscapes of the Grand Est.
Between green forests and crystal clear waterfalls through the hidden treasures of Eastern France.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Throughout the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, hike and enjoy the beautiful vistas in the center of the exceptional Alps.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Stage 3 - Southern Alps

The Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for hikers who venture there. You will encounter magnificent natural areas at every corner.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges. Creating high plateaux between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

The itinerary of this stage crosses the borders continuously, between France, Andorra and Spain. You will remain in the heart of the Pyrenean range, close to the summits.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

National Park - Bearn - Basque

Stage 6 - West Pyrenees

From the highest Pyrenean summits to the French coastline, this stage will lead you through world-famous places such as the cirque de Gavarnie or the Pic du Midi d'Osseau.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration