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La Can de l'Hospitalet
Hêtraie du Marquaires

The Roof of the Cévennes (by mountain-bike)

Credit : © Olivier Prohin

At the Col de Salidès, there are 360° panoramic views of Mont Aigoual, the Cévennes and the Causses!

Mountain-bike route #14. From the village, take the D 907 for 4 km towards the Tunnel du Marquairès. Before the tunnel, fork right towards Le Marquairès forester's house and continue on the forestry track to Gaseiral. Take the road uphill to the Col de Salidès and there take the ridge track on your left to L'Hospitalet (GR 7). After about 3 km, take the track on the left that leads back to Rousses.

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945 m
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Lat : 44.1840799Lng : 3.6088743
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Pique prune (Osmoderme)

Ce coléoptère est une espèce en régression,...Read more

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1938, la route forestière

Vous êtes sur la "route des chômeurs". De 1936 à...Read more

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The Tarnon

The Tarnon has its spring in the Aigoual massif (1,565 m) in the Bassurels...Read more

Lat : 44.16769Lng : 3.605322
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The Draille de la Margeride

The draille follows the ridge and crosses the Can de l'Hospitalet....Read more

Lat : 44.16947Lng : 3.611503
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Mont Aigoual

A beautiful view onto Mont Aigoual (1,567 m) –  a mountain...Read more

Lat : 44.190858Lng : 3.606461

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The Tarnon valley is shaded by the old beech groves of Le Marquairès state forest. At the Col de Salidès, views open up onto the characteristic landscapes of the National Park. In the distance, flocks of sheep still graze on the limestone plateau of the Can de l'Hospitalet sitting on its schist platform.


From Florac or Meyrueis, take the D 996 to Vébron. In Vébron, take the D 907 to get to Rousses

Advised parking

Car park close to the Café "La Ruche"


No cycling off-track. You are strongly advised to wear a helmet. Do not forget your repair kit and a small set of tools. Please shut all gates and barriers after yourself. Slow down in farms and hamlets.