The Guilhaumard Plateau
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The Guilhaumard Plateau

Agropastoralism
Flora
Geology
Medium
4h
13,7km
+425m
-425m
Loop
GR
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"Le Guilhaumard", it’s a karst plateau like no other, a Larzacian islet on the edge of the department of Hérault. Its specific geology and climate make it an eden for botanists. A real discovery!

Overlooking the Sorgues and Orb valleys, the Guilhaumard plateau features a characteristic landscape and relief, from dolines and caves, from ruiniform chaos to natural meadows. Following the itinerary, discover the resurgence of the Sorgues river as well as a wide range of remarkable flowers: pulsatile anemona, woodcock ophrys, Geneva bugle...


Description

1 - From the walkers’ car park, cross the track and take in front a rocky path, then, a path that, further, goes down to the farm of les Aires. Take it on left on 200m.

2- Before the farm, turn right on the trail and go down to Sorgues.

The Sorgues resurgence is just before the hamlet on the left (go and back).

3 – Cross the hamlet and continue on the road on 2,5km. Turn left to La Mouline, pass over the Sorgues and then continue towards Saint-Rome-de-Berlières, on 800m.

4 - Turn on the left hairpin road, ford the stream and continue on the dirt track. Turn left on a path in the middle of boxwood and juniper, then follow the shaded path which climbs and arrives on the plateau at the “Pas de Tirecul”.

5 – On the plateau, (you can observe in spring and in the beginning of summer a lot of orchids), turn left and walk along the edge of the plateau  walking on tracks or old “caussenard” paths to join the Mas Raynal.

6 – Take the road in direction of Cabanes. Before the hamlet, turn right on the track and follow it on 500m to reach the car park.

Departure : Walkers' parking 500 m before Mas Raynal
Arrival : Walkers' parking
Towns crossed : Cornus, Fondamente

Altimetric profile


Recommandations

Signs :
1 to 5 : yellow
5 to 1 : white -red
Provide binoculars and carry water.
Is in the midst of the park
This itinerary is located in the World Heritage zone Causses and Cévennes, mediterranean agropastoral cultural landscape.

Information desks

Tourist Office Larzac et Vallées

Place du Claux, 12230 NANT

http://www.visit-larzac.com/

infos@tourisme-larzac.com

+33(0)565622364

Located on the ground floor of the Town Hall (mansion of the 18th century), The Tourist Office welcomes you all year and offers tourist information on the Larzac and its valleys, the department of Aveyron, and also on neighboring counties. Free Wifi access.

Opening hours :

From Novembre to February: Tuesday morning 9:00-12:30
March and October :  Tuesday to Friday 9:00-12:30
April : Tuesday to Friday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30
May, June : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30
July and August : every day 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00
September : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30

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Transport

Think about carpooling: Aires de covoiturage and hitchhiking: Rezopouce

Access and parking

Le Mas Raynal (municipality of Cornus), at 38km at the south of Millau by the A75 highway (exit 48), the road D809 and D140.

Parking :

500 meters on the right before the hamlet.

Source

C.C. Larzac et Vallées - CDRP Aveyron

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