Nordic ski touring raid in Lozere - Massif Central

Nordic ski touring raid in Lozere - Massif Central

Adventure with a big "A" !
7 days / 6 nights -  2020 Season

Margeride counts among Europe's most vasts granite massives with a 3500km² area. It is shaped like a backbone spreading over 60 km including 1200 and 1500m of altitude. Land of legends, it also is the land of large spaces with a great landscape variety : granite chaos, softwood forests and beech forests, moors. On the Mont Lozère, at the heart of the Parc National, you are on the rooftop of the Cévennes at 1700 m of altitude, offering you an exceptional view on the Causses, the massif de l'Aigoual, the Montagne Ardéchoise, the Ventoux and the Mont Blanc.

Guided by a local cross-country skiing instructor, you cross the ridges of Margeride and the Mont Lozère where you'll discover an incredible diversity of landscapes. To miss under no circumstances with your family or friends...


Trip highlights: 

- Counts among the Massif Central most emblematic nordic raids

- Wild and protected areas (especially around Mt Lozère at the heart of the PN des Cévennes)

- A landscape variety all along the hiking

- The ascent of the Truc de Fortunio (1552 m) - Top of Margeride -  and of Finiels (1699 m), rooftop of the Cévennes and Lozère.

- Mt Lozère's typical hamlets

- The authenticity of the territory

- The warm welcome in the lodgings

- Driven local guides invested in their territory



Guided formula


The guides who will be with you during this stay are true ambassadors of their land. They aren't here randomly, they chose to live there and to make you discover it through his activity. they are actual professionnals who perfectly knows the proposed trails and are always able to adapt them according to the participants' level or the weather conditions. Languedoc Nature strives to maintain a close link with its guides to offer you quality services.


Supervised by a local guide, you progress in all safety on this Nordic trail that you discover. He gives you his technical advice, his knowledge of the trail and the region.
It will also be an opportunity to discover and learn orientation techniques.
This crossing is for people who have already practiced cross-country skiing and mastered most of the basic techniques of the discipline. This trail requires above all endurance and therefore good physical condition.

As for any winter sport, it is advised to prepare yourself physically for a feww weeks before departure (walking, jogging, bicycling). It will help you acquiring a good stamina, ease your recovery and fully enjoy your stay.




Big Nordic Raid crossing the high ridges of Margeride and the Mont Lozere


You'll experience this nordic cross-country skiing in group (starting from 4 people) supervised by a local cross-country skiing instructor. By crossing both Margeride and the massif du Mont Lozère, you'll discover an incredibly diversed trail in a guaranteed Nordic atmosphere.


1st day : 16 km - 2nd day : 19 km - 3rd day : 14 km - 4th day : 16 km - 5th day : 25 km - 6th day : 22 km.


This crossing can also be conceived for a shorter period (a section of the trail).


! Important : a potential lack of snow doesn't question the stay, it either turns into a nordic pedestrial hiking, or moves to another date.




2020 Season


From January to the mid-March



Nordic cross-country skiing to the discovery of the Massif Central's high lands
Snowy hamlets of Mont Lozère
Crossing Margeride
The service includes

 Lodging in gîte, inns et hotels.
• Lunches (picnics) and dinners.
• Supervision by a local ski instructor
Transfert to departure point at the end of the hike. .

The service doesn't include

Ski rental (if required)

Luggage transport (if required)

Cancellation insurance (4,5%) & multi-risks
Personal spendings



We are all aware of the environmental impact of our car trips. Going to holidays produce a significant amount of CO2 notably when we drive for a fair distance for a change of scenery...

So if the "light mobility" tempts you, the St Flour station is here to welcome you. A Minibus-taxi cab can eventually make the junction to your accomodation.

Simulate your train trip or contact us for any complementary information.