The Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert trail - GORGES DU TARN CAUSSES


The Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert trail


The Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert trail
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From Antiquity onwards, this trail was used as a drovers’ road and trade route to link the Aubrac uplands to the garrigues (arid shrubland) of the Languedoc. It leads past a stunning variety of architecture and landscapes. Hikers or pilgrims coming from the plateaux to the gorges, from the Aigoual massif to the Cirque de Navacelles, will complete their long journey in the picturesque village which gave the trail its name!


Min height : 223 m

Max height : 1329 m

Natural regions : MargerideVallee du LotGorges du TarnGorges de la JonteCausse de SauveterreCausse Mejean

Territories : National Park of the Cevennes


Beacon : White and red GR

Level : Medium

Distance : 78.489 km

Negative difference : 3250 m

Positive difference : 2570 m

Loop itinerary : no

Useful tips

NB: For various reasons, the waymarked path may differ from that shown in the topographic guidebook: please follow the waymarks on the trail. Make sure your equipment is appropriate for several days of hiking as well as the day’s weather conditions. Remember that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. Take enough water, wear sturdy shoes and put on a hat. Please close all gates and barriers after yourself.

Theme :

  • Cultural
  • Historical
  • Natural

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Information updated on 31/05/23 / Report an error on this offer !