MTB 5 - From Dourbies to St-Guiral – graded blue

MTB 5 - From Dourbies to St-Guiral – graded blue

Architecture and village
History and culture
Water and geology
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This circuit starting from the village of Dourbies feels rather southern.
It is a long climb out of the Dourbies gorge to the magnificent viewpoint onto the Pic du St-Guiral, before you enjoy the fast and technical descent towards the end.

1 point of interest

  • History


    The village of Dourbies was built on a ridge to maximise the flatter soils for cultivation. Farming having declined in the valley, fields that were once cultivated have now been urbanised, and broom heath is invading more and more land.


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:

Starting at "DOURBIES-Église" head towards "Place des 3 Ermites", before going down to the river, crossing the footbridge and climbing back up to "La Clède".
1) At "La Clède", take the road on the left for 250m, then go up by the track on the right till you reach "Montredon".
2) At "Montredon", turn right and go down to "La croix de Lagrinier".
3) There follows the technical descent to get back to "La Clède" before you take the same path as on the outbound leg to return to the village via "Place des 3 Ermites" and then "DOURBIES-Église".

This circuit 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 : Village of Dourbies
  • Arrival : Village of Dourbies
  • Towns crossed : Dourbies


Altimetric profile


Before committing yourself to a circuit, ensure that it is suitable for your activity level and ability. You must wear a helmet; further protective equipment is recommended. Respect other road users and stay in control of your speed and trajectory. 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'house and national Parc at Florac

Place de l'ancienne gare, N106, 48400 Florac-trois-rivières

https://www.cevennes-gorges-du-tarn.cominfo@cevennes-parcnational.fr04 66 45 01 14

This office is part of the National Park's associated tourist-information network, whose mission is to provide information on, and raise awareness of, the sites and events as well as the rules that must be observed in the National Park's central zone.

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

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Tourism & national parc'house

Col de la Serreyrède, 30570 Val d'Aigoual

https://www.sudcevennes.commaisondelaigoual@sudcevennes.com04 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

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l 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 L'Espérou on the D 151.

Parking :

place de l'église (church Square)

More information


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

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