Loop hike departing from Chasserades in Lozere via the springs of the Allier, the GR7, les Moures de la Gardille et des Coufours, des Estombes, the bridge of Taillades, the GR70 Stevenson trail and Chabalier.
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19km hike at Chasserades in Lozere
Distance: 19,04km, Elevation maximum: 1475m, Elevation minimum: 1115m, Elevation gain: 425m
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From L'Etoile at La Bastide-Puylaurent to
With a car : take the road D6 towards Mende via les Huttes, Masmejean, the castle of Chabaleyret and Chabalier. (Google Itinerary)
With the train: La Bastide-Puylaurent to Chasserades (SNCF timetable).
Take the small road on the right going up, overlooking the church, and continue until reaching an intersection. Take the dirt track on the right which,
rimmed by a field and a resinous tree wood, goes up slightly. After a summit, the path reaches the stream of the Allier; cross it on a bridge.
Leave the paths on the right and on the left following the stream to take the path in front. Further on, continue straight through the beech trees to reach the crest (whatershed between the atlantic
and mediterranean waters). Reach the GR7 trail. Take a right and follow the path on the crest. Further on, the path
starts going downhill until le Moure des Estombes. Take the path on the right down to the bridge of Taillades. Cross the stream and continue on until the intersection. Take on the right the GR70 Stevenson trail (view over le rocher de la Rechaubo; the boulder of la Rechaubo) and reach
Chabalier. Cross the village and go towards Chasserades on the road. Turn right on a path which leads to another road. Follow it until reaching yet another road and turn right to get back to the
starting point. Buy the topo-guide of the FFRP
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Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR7, GR70 Stevenson trail, GR72, GR700 Regordane way, Cevenol, Allier river, Margeride, Gevaudan. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.