Loop hike departing from Le Bleymard in Lozere via le Cayre, Orcieres, the castle of Tournel, the valley of le Lot and St Jean-du-Bleymard.
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10km hike at Le Bleymard in Lozere
Distance: 9,65km, Elevation maximum: 1194m, Elevation minimum: 1002m, Elevation gain: 246m
IGN Maps: Le Bleymard (2738O). Mont Lozere Florac PN des Cevennes (2739OT).
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From L'Etoile at La Bastide-Puylaurent to Le Bleymard (26km). Take the road D6 towards Mende via Chasserades and Mirandol. 1 km after the viaduct of Mirandol, take the D120 which crosses the Estampe and the moutain of le Goulet until the entry of Le Bleymard. (Google Itinerary)
From the center of Le Bleymard, cross the bridge over the stream of le Combe Sourde and continue on the road D20. Go up through the holliday village, cross
a road and take the track in front (GR68-GR44) which goes between two walls and goes to the farm of Le
Cayre. Go through the gate and reach Orcieres. Take a right on the path which later becomes a small road. The path follows the stream l'Orsierette and goes to a bridge on the Lot, in front of
the castle of le Tournel. Take the path on the right before the bridge, going towards ruins within a beech grove, the path overlooks the Lot and the grazing. Go past the church of
Saint-Jean-du-Bleymard under the path, cross the Lot and reach the D901. Take a right on the road (GR7 trail). Continue on the road and
reach 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.