MTB 4 - L’Espérou mountain – graded blue

MTB 4 - L’Espérou mountain – graded blue

Agriculture and livestock farming
Architecture and village
Water and geology
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This loop through the forest quickly changes from a rolling route to a single track on which steering and controlling your MTB will be crucial.


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 “Halle de l’Espérou”, take the road on the left.
1) At “La Halle”, take the track on the right and continue to “Les Douzes”.
2) Turn right towards “Font des Douzes”.
3) Turn left to “Pueylong”.
4) At “Pueylong” re-join the road on the left for 900 m and take the single track leading to “Bois du Mas Méjean”, “Route Dhombres”.
5) Cross the road and take, on your right, the single track all the way to “Le château”, then turn left on the road towards “Carrefour” before returning to “La halle de l'Espérou”.

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, Bréau-Mars, Arphy, and Val-d'Aigoual


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.
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.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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Tourism office Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes, Valleraugue

7 quartier des Horts, 30570 Valleraugue

https://www.sudcevennes.comvalleraugue@sudcevennes.com04 67 64 82 15

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. : Open year-round

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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

Parking :


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

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