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The Tour of the Mézenc / Gerbier massif

  • Distance
    110 km
  • Average duration
    5-6 jours
  • situation

The Tour of the Mézenc / Gerbier massif

Hike around the Mézenc Gerbier-de-Jonc massif between the departments of Haute-Loire and the Ardèche. Hiking for 3 to 5 days, while visiting the sources of the Loire River.

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The tour of the Mézenc Gerbier-de-Jonc massif is a loop hike between Haute-Loire and Ardèche that can be covered in 5 days. To shorten the journey, follow a diagonal line between Fay-sur-Lignon and Sagnes-et-Goudoulet.

Walking on the Tour of the Mézenc Gerbier-de-Jonc massif, you'll be able to discover the highest summit of Haute-Loire (Mount Mézenc, 1,753 m) and the sources of the Loire River (Mount Gerbier-de-Jonc, 1,551 m) with in particular views of the Monts d'Ardèche Nature Park.

 

Ideas for stages 

You can use the following stages to prepare your hike. Of course, these can be modified according to your chosen accommodations:

  • Step 1 : Freycenet-la-Tour - Beauregard, 17 km
  • Step 2 : Beauregard - Sagnes-et-Goudoulet, 27 km
  • Step 3 : Sagnes-et-Goudoulet - Borée, 24 km
  • Step 4 : Borée - Fay-sur-Lignon, 18 km
  • Step 5 : Fay-sur-Lignon - Freycenet-la-Tour, 24 km

The West loop (4 steps) on the Tour of the Mézenc-Gerbier massif

  • Step 1 : Freycenet-la-Tour - Béage, 21 km
  • Step 2 : Béage - Villevieille, 10 km
  • Step 3 : Villevieille - Fay-sur-Lignon, 23 km
  • Step 4 : Fay-sur-Lignon - Freycenet-la-Tour, 23 km

The East loop (3 steps) on the Tour of the Mézenc-Gerbier massif

  • Step 1 : Chaudeyrolles - Sagnes-et-Goudoulet, 27 km
  • Step 2 : Sagnes-et-Goudoulet - Borée, 24 km
  • Step 3 : Borée - Chaudeyrolles, 23 km

 

Practical information

FFRandonnée & TopoGuides (guide books) :

FFRandonnée Haute-Loire

TopoGuide du tour du massif Mézenc Gerbier-de-Jonc

Accommodations & tourist information :

Accommodations guide book

Office de Tourisme du Mézenc Meygal

Office de Tourisme Montagne d’Ardèche

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