Loop hike in Lozere around the lake of Villefort via the GR72 and GR700 Regordane Way, the bridge over the stream of Morangies, the road of Pourcharesses and the viaduct over the Altier.
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7.4km hike around the lake of Villefort in Lozere
Distance: 7,4km, Elevation maximum: 648m, Elevation minimum: 589m, Elevation gain: 140m
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From L'Etoile at La Bastide-Puylaurent to Villefort (23km) .
With a car or a bike: Take the road D906 towards Villefort via le col du Thort, Prevencheres and La Garde-Guerin. (Google Itinerary)
With the train: La Bastide-Puylaurent to Villefort (trailhead 3km from the station) (SNCF timetable).
Take the track going under the Hotel du Lac towards the little beach. Follow this track for about 30 minutes until arriving at the far end of the lake. Cross the bridge
and follow the road until a large bend turning right. At this point, take the track on your left (marked by a green sign and a gate shaped like a spiderweb). No worries, after a while the markings
become blue. Then, follow the track; there's no way to make a mistake: it's the only one. Exceptional point of view over the lake. After about half an hour, leave the main path behind (at the top of
a slope, and just before going back down) an go up on your left for 30 metres. The rest of the path will make you cross a remarkable light bridge, the reward after several steep moments. Come back
crossing the bridge over the Altier. There is little track going up to la Chapelle Saint-Loup just before the dam; nice point of view over the valley of the
Altier. Count around 45 minutes to go and return.
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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.