Loop hike departing in Lozere from La Bastide-Puylaurent via the GR7, GR72, GR700 Regordane Way and the GR70 Stevenson Trail following the valley of the Allier.
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8km Hike at La Bastide-Puylaurent in Lozere
Distance: 8,11km, Elevation maximum: 1210m, Elevation minimum: 987m, Elevation gain: 272m
IGN Maps: La Bastide-Puylaurent (2738E). Largentiere la Bastide-Puylaurent Vivarais Cevenol (2838OT).
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Espervelouze track: 2h30
From L’Etoile, cross the footbridge over the Allier, go up towards the church and go back down towards the small bridge on the right after the butcher's shop; cross it and you'll enter in Ardeche. Take the GR72 & GR7 towards the abbey Notre Dame des Neiges (white and red markings). Leave it when you reach the farm of La Courege (a fine ancient restored farm) and go up the slope taking the track on the left (the yellow and red markings are irregular) until you reach the summit of Espervelouze (high tension pylon). At this point you can enjoy a nice panorama. Go back down by taking the track on the left and follow it until you reach a small road. Take a left and follow the road for about 100metres and you'll find the GR70 Stevenson trail and the GR700 Regordane Way coming from Langogne via Luc. Cross the small village of Rogleton, the road D906 and the bridge over the Allier going towards Le Fraisse. Follow the GR on the leftleft until the stream of Le Fraisse. Cross it on the ford. Take the path on the right, go through the tunnel under the railway, go back up by taking the path on the left and take the first track on your left. Follow it until La Bastide-Puylaurent. Take the downhill slope to the level crossing, walk past the railway station and find the guesthouse again 300meters further.
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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.