Unspoiled and largely undiscovered, this UNESCO World Heritage national park is an area of rugged mountains, deep valleys and open grassland steeped in ancient history. Walk parts of the Robert Louis Stevenson route, written about in "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes", amongst an array of wild spring flowers, 1000 year-old chestnut trees and little to disturb the peace but the distant sound of sheep bells.

Much of the area is covered with thick forests of chestnut, oak and pine trees interspersed with small hamlets and farms. The area has a long history from pre-Roman druids to the Huguenots of the 17th and 18th centuries when the hills of the Cévennes were a stronghold of Protestantism.

Routes include the ‘Corniche des Cévennes’ and an ascent of Mt Aigoual, the highest point in the Cévennes.

Choose the number of days you’d like to do, from 3 - 6 days. Please contact us for more details on an itinerary.

Airport or train station pick-up or drop-off at Avignon, Nimes or Montpellier.

PLEASE NOTE: The programme is designed to provide the most varied, challenging, but enjoyable walking routes. However, weather conditions may necessitate a change to the order of the programme. Safety is our primary concern so sometimes other routes may be used which are equally enjoyable and challenging, but more suited to the prevailing conditions.

Grades

This trip is a moderate grade. You need to be a regular walker or active in some other form of exercise, with a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk for up to six hours at a steady pace. Terrain can be steep and rocky in places but paths are generally good.

Equipment

Good walking boots. Poles are recommended. For clothing bring a good layering system as temperatures can vary considerably. Walking in shorts and t-shirts is the norm in summer, but a thin fleece and good waterproofs should be included in your day pack. Essential to your normal walking clothing are: sunhat, waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, fleece, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle (1 litre minimum) or camelback or platypus water carriers (or similar), 35 litre rucksack.

Insurance

Insurance is compulsory. Evidence of insurance will be required. Please check that repatriation is included in your insurance and there is cover for all activities you may undertake.