Trek around the Mézenc and Gerbier

Trek around the Mézenc and Gerbier 8 days
From 798 € *
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Distance: 115 km
  • Level: Athletic

Your hike: Around the Massif du Mézenc – Gerbier-de-Jonc

A nature walk to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes of Haute-Loire and the Ardèche mountains. 5 days of walking through the high volcanic plateaus under the benevolent care of Mont Mézenc and Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc. You evolve on paths between Ardèche and Haute-Loire to discover breathtaking landscapes, moors favorable to the breeding of Fin Gras du Mézenc, the intertwined colors of an intact and preserved nature (Broom, flowers, meadows , streams, etc.). A pedestrian journey, a volcanic parenthesis to recharge your batteries through the immensity of the landscapes, the simplicity of the encounters, the taste of the terroir….

  • Elevation 3133 m
  • Self-guided hike (you choose your departure and you go solo, with family or with friends)
  • Route for experienced walkers – A step that can be difficult to reach Borée
  • Rates (expressed per person on a base occupancy of 2 people)
Fares Half-board 
Trek on half-board basis
A digital guiding solution and trail map
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Superior comfort accommodation in Moudeyres +€50
Single room +€210

Agency fees : €10 / pax

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Advantages of going on a hike with L’Autre Chemin:

  • Self-guided hike in the heart of the emblematic landscapes of Haute-Loire and Ardèche
  • Walk in the company of the Monts Mézenc & Gerbier-de-Jonc on the high plateaus which are both austere and benevolent.
  • From spring, the volcanic landscapes are covered with flowers and offer a walk in communion with nature.
  • A hike that takes you from village to village to discover the panorama, the rural heritage but also the inhabitants of these rustic and authentic territories.
  • A comfortable hike with comfortable and friendly accommodation in half-board
  • Travel light, your bag is transported from stage to stage
  • Day after day

    Please note that every stopover is given as an indication and may be modified according to the availability of accommodation 

    Day 1 : Your arrival in Fay-sur-Lignon

    To allow you to start your hike the next day in peace, discover a territory with a strong character. You will be accommodated in Fay-sur-Lignon - Reception in your accommodation from 5 p.m.

    Day 2 : Fay-sur-Lignon - Moudeyres - 17km - 4h

    Your first day of hiking will take you over the trout river of Lignon and will take you near the Roches de Fay-sur-Lignon. Soon, you will discover the volcanic lake of Saint-Front then the 12th century comb church which shines in the center of the village. The continuation of the path takes you to Moudeyres and its thatched roofs through volcanic plateaus.


    Today you will come out onto the high plateaus of the Mézenc, which boast lush pastures, herds of Fin Gras du Mézenc cattle and characteristic houses. Take advantage of your stopover in Les Estables to climb up Mount Mézenc (the rooftop of the Haute-Loire).

    To do, to see :
    • Chaudeyrolles
    > House of Fin gras du Mézenc
    > The Narces

    • Les Estables
    > Hiking on the Mézenc Mount
    > Bees of the Mézenc
    > GAEC farm
    > The church
    > Mountainbiking with an instructor
    > Tree ropes aventure
    > Climbing, Via ferrata – réservation possible
    > Paragliding

    Day 4 : FREYCENET-LA-CUCHE- LE BÉAGE - 13,5KM - 3H15

    A day that makes you apprehend the immensity of the high volcanic plateaus of Mézenc and the Ardèche mountains. You walk in the company of cows that quietly graze on the Cistre (grass emblematic of the high plateaus of Mézenc), the horses are grazing...

    Day 5 : LE BÉAGE - SAGNES ET GOUDOULET - 22,5 KM - 5H30

    A long and intense stage today with a bigger drop. Go up through the mounts, the broom, the forests to reach the Mont-Gerbier-de-Jonc, sources of the Loire before plunging towards Sagnes and Goudoulet.

    Day 6 : SAGNES & GOUDOULET – BORÉE – 23,5KM - 7H

    The route will take you up before diving towards Saint-Martial zigzagging and offering you magnificent landscapes on this mountainous Ardèche. The flora is incredible and envelops you in your progress (many species of trees, broom...). You will need courage to reach from Saint-Martial - Borée (430m drop). Undoubtedly the most difficult stage of the route.

    Day 7 : BORÉE - FAY-SUR-LIGNON – 17,5 KM - 4H15

    From Borée, you progress not far from the Cirque des Boutières, the path takes you to La Rochette before reaching the incredible village of Saint-Clément which dominates the Saliouse valley. You can discover its famous wind school. Still a little courage to rise and join Fay-sur-Lignon where you will be expected for your last night.

    Day 8 : End of your tour

    End of your tou after the breakfast

  • Accommodation

    L’Autre Chemin has teamed up with a selection of guesthouses and small, traditional hotels to offer guests the best that the Haute-Loire has to offer, ensuring that every stopover is an opportunity to learn about the architecture, lifestyle, gastronomy and local people of this region.

    Examples of accommodation

    Hôtel Beau Séjour Le Béage

    Hôtel Beauséjour

    Chambre d'hôtes La Drapière

    Chambre d’hôtes La Drapière


  • Price Info

    Prices include :

    • Accommodation with half-board basis
    • French Tourist taxes,
    • Luggage transport (baggage up to 13kg)
    • A digital guiding solution + trail map

    Available extras :

    • Single room

    This price does not include:

    • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
    • Meals other than those specified in the chosen formula,
    • Drinks,
    • Pocket money,
    • Car parking
    • Any visits or activities,
    • Comprehensive cancellation insurance, additional nights
    • Agency  fees : 10 € / person