From the sources of Loire to the summit of the Mont Mézenc (1753 m), you will be able to make a hike in 3; 4 or 5 days according to the route chosen. Of a length of 111.5 km, the main loop will lead you between Haute-Loire and Ardèche, with views on the high plateaus of the Mézenc and the Regional Park of the Mounts Ardèche. Oh and, by clear weather, the view will even be clear till the Alps…
The tour of the Mézenc – Gerbier-de-Jonc includes a main loop and a diagonal allowing to build 3 distinct itineraries from 3; 4 or 5 days (see route opposite). We offer you, below, an example of possible stopovers:
In 3 days, from Chaudeyrolles
In 4 days from Freycenet-la-Tour
In 5 days on the main loop from Freycenet-la-Tour
Accommodations are available on the Tour of the massif Mézenc – Gerbier: bed and breakfast, stopover gîtes, campsites or even hotels. You will find a list of these service providers in the guidebook, the useful guidebook of accommodation or even our dedicated page about the accommodation. Do not hesitate to contact them to book from now on your stay.
The Topoguide is essential to prepare your hike. It contains the supplies chart to prepare your stop-overs, a list of the accommodation, the IGN maps and the description step by step as well as explanatory sheets about the fauna, flora, heritage…
The IGN maps are already included in the guidebook. Nevertheless, if you wish a more global view, the matching IGN maps are the following ones:
The itinerary of the hike is situated on the mountain range at the South-East of Le Puy-en-Velay, between Haute-Loire and Ardèche. From Le Puy-en-Velay, the village the most quickly reachable is Freycenet-la-Tour: 30 minutes’ drive.