Béal des Abrits
Hiking on foot
Béal des Abrits

Béal des Abrits

Water and geology
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Here is extraordinary evidence of human stubbornness in channelling water according to need, from a time when technical equipment was very basic.


From the parking spot, walk on the road for 600 m towards the hamlet of Les Abrits, then take the path on the left and go downhill under the chestnut trees. 
1) At the abandoned mas (isolated farm), walk below the ruins and follow the path.
2) Cross the small stream and, before you arrive at the second stream, leave the path and take on the right a path that goes downhill towards the Gardon de St Martin river. Walk to the Gardon.
3) Do not cross the Gardon: the path follows the béal (irrigation channel) on the right. Careful: the rocks are slippery when wet!
4) At the end of the béal, walk to the gourgue (mill pond) and climb the path to the road. At the road, turn right and continue back to the parking spot.
  • Departure : On the access road to the hamlet of Les Abrits
  • Arrival : On the access road to the hamlet of Les Abrits
  • Towns crossed : Saint-Martin-de-Lansuscle


Altimetric profile


Careful: The path alongside the Gardon river is very slippery when wet.
Make sure your equipment is appropriate for the day’s weather conditions. Remember that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. Take enough water, wear sturdy shoes and put on a hat. Please close all gates and barriers behind you.

Information desks

Office de tourisme Des Cévennes au mont Lozère

le Quai, 48220 Le Pont de Montvert sud mont-Lozère

https://www.cevennes-montlozere.com/info@cevennes-montlozere.com04 66 45 81 94

Access and parking

From Sainte-Croix-Vallée-Française, take the D28 towards Saint-Martin-de-Lansuscle. Before you arrive at Saint-Martin-de-Lansuscle, take the road on the right towards Les Abrits. The walk starts by the side of the road after 1.2 km (see signpost).

Parking :

By the side of the road to the hamlet of Les Abrits


CC Gorges Causses Cévenneshttps://www.gorgescaussescevennes.fr/
Parc national des Cévenneshttp://www.cevennes-parcnational.fr/

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