Cycling Stay Chassezac

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Come and renew with the spirit of the Ardéchoise and discover or rediscover its high places and meet the other participants.

What to expect

A route at the crossroads of the Cevennes, a country of deep valleys, and the Southern Ardeche, where olive trees, vineyards and chestnut trees grow side by side, in the surroundings of the Chassezac Gorges, which are part of the Cevennes Vivarais. The villages, with their architectural diversity and surprising range of colours, bear witness to the exceptional geological and natural diversity of the Les Vans region. Epicenter of cycling routes of great diversity that mixes valley and mountain of Mediterranean and Cevennes influence, which makes a mixture full of subtleties to amaze you.

Names well of the Cevenol soil: Pélardon, Faïsses, drailles, Camisards, Cevenol episode, you will know at the end of this journey.

Your Chassezac cycling trip day by day

Three valleys and three rivers 86km ascent 1130m

A route at the crossroads of three departments Ardèche Lozère and Gard at the meeting of three rivers La borne, La Cèze and Le Chassezac. Arriving at the foot of Borne, a look over the Allier towards Villefort, a magnificent Cevennes landscape that will take your breath away. You arrive in the country of the ”Faïsses” chestnut terraces, typically Cévenol and of the pélardon, the goat cheese of the Cévennes.

The most beautiful picturesque villages 82 km ascent 1100 m or 107 km ascent 1500 m

Direction to the Ardèche and its picturesque villages, Balazuc, Vogüé, Rochecolombe, Lagorce, without forgetting the Pont d’Arc, the real jewel of this territory. Arrival at Vallon Pont d’Arc, two possible choices: the Ruoms gorge or the Ibie valley passing through the villages of character of Vogüé /Balazuc, and return to Les Vans.

Two mythical passes. 85km ascent 1350m or 117km ascent 1850m.

We change scenery, the Cevennes and its deep valleys, winding roads to discover a preserved and sometimes rebellious nature. Two mythical passes on the menu, one to climb and which is deserved “Teste Rouge”, Montselgues, the Corniche du Vivarais, and savour the descent of the Meyrand pass at the foot of the Tanargue massif.

Shorter itinerary, after Montselgues two options by the Corniche du Vivarais or the Drobie valley to reach Joyeuse and Lablachère for a delicious tasting at the source of the Chatus grape.

The Drobie and Ardèche Valleys 85km ascent 1260m or 114km ascent 1650m or 122km ascent 1820m

Take the road to Lablachère, in the country of muriers and vineyards, from here it climbs steeply towards Planzolles, and then take the valley of the Drobie, a haven of peace. The clear river winds its way through the bottom of a narrow valley, the site of numerous springs in vaulted fountains. You will arrive at Joyeuse, named “métiers d’art”, then Largentière, sub-prefecture and its old silver mines. At the exit of the village, you can either go straight home or discover the defiles of Ruoms and climb the Sampzon rock with a breathtaking view over the Ardèche valley.

* Depending on the weather conditions, the routes may be modified.

Your accommodation

26 rooms

Showers or baths, WC, hair dryer
TV, WiFi
Bar, lounge, games room
Large wooded park with swimming pool
Shaded terrace
Bicycle garage

If you wish to arrive before or extend your stay on the Chassezac bike, the tourist office is at your disposal to inform you about the accommodations in the region. – +33 (0)4 75 37 24 48

Our evaluation

Nature, villages and panorama
Distance and altitude difference
accessible to all

Bois de Païolive. The Discovery Trail with Observation Tower This is a fully marked trail that allows you to evolve in a very characterized karst, whose path reveals a particular place, the Saint-Bernard chapel. During your walk, you will also see a dolmen, a capitelle, as well as the remains of an old agricultural site of which there remain only walls of limestone blocks and a pile of stones


The museum is housed in the buildings of a former convent and a former silk mill. Through five exhibitions, the museum reveals the different facets of a very contrasted territory


The Wood of Païolive

One of the strangest curiosities of the Ardeche with this forest of petrified rocks with the animal aspect.

Formed about 150 million years ago during the Jurassic period, the Païolive limestone massif extends over 16 kilometers in the heart of the Cévennes ardéchoises. The erosion has thus formed grooves and crevices giving these reliefs and these strange mineral sculptures.

A real natural labyrinth overhanging the Chassezac, this mineral chaos invites you to explore.


Stay in a room for 2 people: 370€.

Single room option +60 €.

Cancellation option + 15 €.

3 nights in a 2* hotel.

Half board + light lunch on the course

Welcome drink on the first evening

A coordinator present throughout your stay

GPS tracks of the routes that we have created

Daily road books

Drinks during meals

Personal expenses during the stay

The rates

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