Loop hike in Lozere departing from Villefort via the GR72, the GR68, the GR700 Regordane Way, the GR44 and the plateau of Balmelles.
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7.5km hike at Villefort in Lozere
Distance: 7,52km, Elevation maximum: 852m, Elevation minimum: 597m, Elevation gain: 263m
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From L'Etoile at La Bastide-Puylaurent to
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 (SNCF timetable).
Ormeau Square (or Place de L'Ormeau) at Villefort, take the GR68 and the GR72 which both follow the road D901. At the railway bridge, take a left on the ancient roman way(GR700
Regordane Way). Then follow the GR44 and leave it to follow the track on the left to reach the
plateau of Balmelles. At the cross of Chapelas (panorama over the Ardeche), take the track on your right towards the hotel. After 100m., leave the road and
take the track on the left which overlooks Villefort (view over the lake) which descends in zigzags. 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.