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The Tarn Valley (by mountain-bike)

Credit : © Nathalie Thomas

This circuit is ideal for a little family bike trip and a swim in the Tarn, as well as exploring the village of Bédouès and its surroundings.

Mountain-bike route #9. Exit right from the car park, towards La Baume. Before La Baume, take the path (GR70) that runs alongside the waterway to get to the Azinières housing scheme. You return by retracing your “footsteps”. Back in Bédouès, the route takes you around the village. Head for Pontèse to join up with a track upstream of the Tarn (there-and-back).

9.3 km
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241 m
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

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The Gautier goat farm

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Château d’Arigès

This can be seen on your left, in a gap in the forest. It was only...Read more

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Saint-Saturnin chapel

Saint-Saturnin chapel stands at the heart of the village, surrounded...Read more

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The brown trout (Salmo trutta fario)

This trout lives in our waterways and is an indigenous species. This...Read more

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The river Tarn

The Tarn has its spring at an altitude of 1,550 m under the ridge...Read more

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The collegiate church

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This circuit alongside the river Tarn covers a section of the Stevenson Trail. Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish writer, crossed the Cévennes with his she-donkey Modestine in 1878. Today, it is your turn to discover the landscapes that inspired Stevenson's book.


3 km from Florac, turn off onto the D 998 towards Le Pont-de-Montvert. Park in Bédouès.

Advised parking

Car park at the village hall in Bédouès


You are strongly advised to wear a helmet. The route is stony, and is also used by donkeys.