MTB 1 - The tour de L’Espérou

MTB 1 - The tour de L’Espérou

Agriculture and livestock farming
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This is a peaceful track at the heart of the forest. It presents no particular difficulty and can be accomplished by families wishing to discover the surroundings of the village of L’Espérou at mountain-bike speed.


Signposts will guide you all along this route. In the description below, the signposted place names and/or directions are given in bold italics between quotation marks:

From “Les halles” car park, take the D151 towards Dourbies for 200 m.
1) Turn left to follow “Les Douzes” then “La Bascule”, "Route Dhombres", "Le Château".
2) At “Le Château” turn left to return to “Le Carrefour” and “Les halles” car park.

This walk is taken from the guidebook Massif de l’Aigoual, published by the communauté de communes Causses Aigoual Cévennes as part of the collection Espaces naturels gardois and the label Gard Pleine Nature.
  • Departure : L’Espérou
  • Arrival : L’Espérou
  • Towns crossed : Dourbies and Val-d'Aigoual


Altimetric profile


You must wear a helmet; further protective equipment is recommended. Respect other road users and stay in control of your speed and trajectory. NB: The trail is also used by horse riders. Make sure your equipment is appropriate for the day’s weather conditions. Remember that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. Take enough water. Please close all gates and barriers behind you. No off-roading.

Caution: patous (livestock guardians)! Seek advice on how to behave near these dogs from tourist offices and National Park information centres.
Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

Information desks

Tourism & national parc'house

Col de la Serreyrède, 30570 Val d'Aigoual

https://www.sudcevennes.comoffice-du-tourisme-causse@wanadoo.fr04 67 82 64 67

The Maison de l'Aigoual houses the tourism office Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes and the Maison du Parc national. This visitor centre provides information on and raises awareness of the Cévennes National Park, its sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.

On site: changing exhibitions, video projections, Festival Nature events and shop Open year-round

Find out more


liO is the regional public transport service of the Occitanie/ Pyrénées – Méditerranée region. It facilitates everyone’s movements by prioritising public transport. For more information, call 08 10 33 42 73 or go to

Access and parking

From Valleraugue, take the D986 to L’Espérou – car park after the crossroads.

Parking :

Les Halles ( L'Espérou)


CC Causses Aigoual Cévennes Terres Solidaires
Parc national des Cévennes
Pôle Nature Aigoual

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