Itinerant Activity Holidays on Causse Méjean and Tarn Gorges

Itinerant Activity Holidays on Causse Méjean and Tarn Gorges

Sports adventure in vast open spaces
7 days/ 6 nights

Hike, mountain bike or trail across Méjean Plateau. Then horsebackpacking ride before paddling down on the Tarn River. You finish your itinerant activity tour by rock climbing over the Jonte River Gorges. These holidays are very special !


Trip highlights: 

- a multi-activity raid spirit affirmed

- the pleasure of travelling and discovering through soft mobility

- discovering the wide open spaces of the Causse Méjean

- the green waters of the Tarn and the cliffs overlooking them

- a safe equestrian hike with Pierre, your guide!

- an initiation to climbing on a famous site with professionals at your service




Guided or self-guided tour as far as hike, MTB and trail are concerned.


Guided for horse-riding and rock-climbing





Travel advisories: 

6 days of very exotic holidays in a beautiful region. The first day of mountain biking on the Causse Méjean was a bit hard with 40°C and 5 punctures just for my husband!!!!!
Lodging: very good with very welcoming people.
In summary: excellent holidays with very complete documents and information provided .... congratulations for the organization.
Thanks again. See you soon.
Florence and her family


The stay was great, thank you for your impeccable organization considering the short time I left you !
Everything went very well. Martine de Cévennes Transport very nice (she made us the
guide during our transfers with tourist commentary, great).
For mountain biking: very varied route, with good climbs that made the kids grumble, the limestone of the Causse which rolls under the tires does not facilitate the ascent. visit of the Aven Armand, impressive ! Meeting with Prezwalski's horses. The landscape is magnificent ...
Very nice route for the 2nd day (option East side of the Tarn) with beautiful descent to finish on Florac.
Horse the next day, Pierre and Déa charming, charming hike with superb pictures of the Causse de Sauveterre. Really very pleasant.
Overnight in a hotel on the banks of the Tarn, excellent food and very good night.
Canoeing the next day: magnificent descent of the Tarn. For the 2nd day, really splendid portion with a tjrs ideal weather. Overnight in a gîte with a perfect welcome, well eaten. The canoe hire company is really nice and helpful, they drove us to Millau with our luggage or we took the train the next day.
In conclusion: full of memories with moments of intense physical effort for the children who are very proud to have overcome them.
Discovery of a still wild and exciting region with very welcoming people.
A big thank you from all of us, and see you next time with great pleasure.
Good luck, maybe for you the holidays are approaching. Friendly".
Arnaud and his sons from Normandy


A few words about the raid.
Great on the meteorological level but also of this authenticity in the landscapes and the people crossed.
The causse in brilliant mountain bike...not easy with the backpack but it did it.
Concerning the second gite in the farm, after a rough welcome, I particularly appreciated the tranquility of the surrounding landscape, the person who manages the farm with "authenticity" the farm itself, the yurt in the garden, we were staying in the farm but young people were in the yurt, the wheat fields around, the peace in the sky when the colors fade.
To be recommended for people who want the real thing. For those who follow the sanitized discourse of political correctness, without anything that goes beyond, it is better not to. (one of my favourite places during the stay)
Riding with lovely people, wonderful ride. They are friends with the person from the farm
and also offer rides on horseback on the Causse.
In the evening on the plain of the causse on horseback, surely an air of the American west...
The small lost hotel, of the 4th night, in this small village at the edge of the tarn takes us even further away from the reality of the cities. The food is simple good and copious and the atmosphere very calm: only 1 person to dine in addition to us. The canoe providers nothing to say, nice because on arrival we went up in the gite of your friends whose view is superb on the gorges.
The gite in the presbytery is particularly original in the middle of the old stones.
Climbing was a happiness while dominating the Tarn.
The meal in front of the gorges in the overhanging gite is top level.

That's what to say: the transport of the things a good idea very very practical. A break with the "modern" world for a return to a "real" world!

Eric and his sons from Nantes




This tour requires a good physical condition and endurance.


Aventure, dépassement de soi ...

MTB Causse Méjean & Gorges du Tarn – 2 days (self guided)

Stage 1 : 43 km

Stage 2 : 36 km


Horse backpacking ride – 1 day guided

The route is designed according to your level. Fully graduated guide.


Paddle down the Tarn River 2 days (self guided)

Day 1 : 20 km

Day 2 : 20 km

You depart in the morning after being given the security rules and the basics to paddle. You have a waterproof tanks to keep your belonging dry.

Accommodation in gite for groups and in B&B on a full board basis (packed lunch).


Rock climbing over the Jonte River Gorges – ½ day (guided)

½ day with a fully graduated guide. Equipment included.


Rando cheval sur le causse ou les gorges du Tarn
Randonnée canoë de 2 jours
Gorges de la Jonte
La prestation comprend

- The accommodation in B&B and gites for groups.

- The breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners

- MTB rental (if option chosen)

- The luggage transfer throughout the MTB tour

- The road book and the maps for self-guided tours.

- The guides

- The canoe rental with the equipment (tanks and lifejacket)

- The transportation from the end of the horse backpacking tour to the departing point on day 3

La prestation ne comprend pas

- The cancellation insurance (4,5%)

- The beverage

- The personal expenditures

- The taxi  from the last stage to the departing point.


We all know the impact of our car travels on the environment. Driving to the holidays location can produce a large amount of CO2 because of the long haul distance to get away...
Therefore, if low impact mobility interests you, Millau or Ales, welcomes you. A bus or our minivan can take you to your accommodation.
Check your journey by train with SNCF or OUIGO and contact us for any further information.