Hike on the Causse Méjean and in the Cevennes

Hike on the Causse Méjean and in the Cevennes

Hike throughout steppes...

3 days / 3 nights

The wide steppes of the Causse Mejean offer typical landscapes such as natural grassland which have always been appropriated to develop sheep breeding either for meat or for the milk. The milk is intended to produce Roquefort cheese. . During this itinerant hike through these hilly areas, geological curiosities await you: dolines where cultures concentrate, caves or enigmatic dolomitic ruins. You will also be able to appreciate the flora of an extraordinary diversity, the fawn vulture in search of a carcass of sheep or the horse of Przewalski...

Trip highlights: 

- the steppes of the Méjean

- pastoralism (Causses and Cévennes area, classified as a UNESCO world heritage site)

- possible meeting with ewe breeder and beekeeper (farm visit)

- the hamlets of Causse

- Przewalski's horses

- ecomuseum of the Causse Méjean (visit possible)

- dolomitic causse site

- viewpoints on the gorges du Tarn



Guided tour

From 4 persons, your can be guided by a fully qualified local guide. This person is passionate by his region and he knows how to share with you his knowledge about landscapes, the flora and the fauna or the heritage


Self guided tour

You are given maps (1cm=250m) and a road book describing the hike.

Travel advisories: 

Good evening

I had a wonderful stay and everything was perfect: the welcome, the meals, the proposed tour, the organization. It was beautiful stages with a lot of variety of landscape and flora.

The only drawback but nobody can do anything about it was the bad weather which prevented me from enjoying the panoramas.

The stay corresponded completely to my expectations, or even more.

Thanks for everything.



Our stay was really great, the quality of the accommodation and the welcome always accompanied by a great kindness.
(listening, advice...).
At the auberge on the Causse, very good welcome and very tempting gastronomic discovery (it's sure in the middle of nowhere, it's an address not to be missed).
We hiked according to your guide who is also very well elaborated.
We met a lot of different people in the gites around dinner and I love it.
Good continuation to you and thank you again for this week of discovery and relaxation".
Mireille and her son Sébastien



This hike is quite easy, although you need to be in a good shape. A regular physical effort all year long will help you to have fun during this trip.

Walking within wide landscapes


This 3 days hike takes you throughout the Causse Mejean


Day 1 :  21 km  - elevation : + 581 m / - 688 m

Day 2 :  23 km - elevation :  + 711 m / - 637 m

Day 3 :  18 km - elevation : + 452 m / - 416 m



! It is also possible to convert this stay into a star tour on the Causse Méjean. The opportunity to discover at your own pace the diversity of the region's natural and cultural heritage. During the day or half-day, you can make thematic hikes during which you will discover the peculiarities of the local flora and fauna, the reintroduced animal species and taste the flavours of the soil to reward your efforts during the day...




From April until October


For your information : Canoeing gorges du Tarn


For those who wish to extend their stay in the region, it is possible to combine this hike with a canoe trip in the Gorges du Tarn. For more information, please contact us.


Entaille profonde entre causse Méjean et causse Noir
Richesse d'une flore endémique du causse
The service includes

• Accommodation in gite for groups, hotels or in B&B.

• Breakfasts, packed lunches and dinners.

• The road book and the maps in the self guided trip or the service of a guide in the guided tour.

The service doesn't include
- Cancellation (4.5%) & comprehensive insurance
- Personal expenses

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, 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.