Hike around la Margeride throughout Lozere from Chateauneuf-de-Randon to La Bastide-Puylaurent via Arzenc-de-Randon, Le Crouset-Chafol, St Sauveur de Ginestoux, La Panouse, Chabestras, Grandrieu, La Fage, Auroux, Briges, Naussac, Langogne, Saint Flour de Mercoire, Le Cheylard-l'Eveque, Luc, Pranlac, Laveyrune and Rogleton. Gite d'etape, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn.
Roundtrip of the Margeride
Hiking from Chateauneuf-de-Randon to La Bastide-Puylaurent (Lozere)
La Margeride, is an harmonious mix of trees, fields, moors and clear streams. Cattle farming region, essentially of bovine, it is, on the economic sector, one of the wealthiest of the department... Land of legends, it is the heart of the ancient province of the Gevaudan where, over two centuries ago, stroke the famous beast which killed, as it is said, at least a hundred people. Javols, famous for his excavation, is now only a small village, after having been the capital of the Gevaudan. Region of granite, la Margeride is becoming depopulated, like the other regions of Lozere. The blinds only open during the summer time, thanks to the natives who come back where they passed their childhood for the summer break.
Distance: 90,72km, Elevation maximum: 1315m, Elevation minimum: 908m, Elevation gain uphill: 1639m
While trying to be as accurate as possible, the route remains approximate. It is advisable to follow beacons throughout the itinerary and take with you the Federation Francaise de la Hike Pedestre topo-guide and also you can check Gites d'etape and Refuges (Guest Houses and Shelters). The information I have are all on the web-site, if you see any errors or additions Guest-House, Bed and Breakfast, Shelter or Youth Hostel, please contact me.
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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, GR470 Allier river trail, Roujanel, Margeride, Gevaudan, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops around L'Etoile Guesthouse. The right place to relax.
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