The medieval village of Aiguèze is among the most beautiful villages in France. This hike, overlooking the gorges of Ardeche, follows the paths and trails through the heart of the scrubland, olive groves and vineyards.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
At the north end of the village, instead of top gate, take the PR (yellow markings) to the north which shares the same route as the GR4 (red and white markings). Along the ridge overlooking the Ardeche is a large iron cross calles La Croix du Gier (1).
Continue left along the marked trail (yellow markings) towards the vineyards that we will follow to the right. Continue to a crossroad (2), leave the trail to the right and go straight ahead to the barn called “La Grange de Marcello" (sign) (3).
Continue straight ahead for 200 m and then take a small path on your right (yellow markings). 300 m further on, take the path on the right (yellow markings) and follow it up to a junction (4).
Go up to the viewpoint and then back on the track. Follow this to the right to the Grange de Meisselle barn. Meet up with a wide track and just before it, take the path to the Grange de Marcello (3).
Turn right (yellow markings) and continue straight ahead. After passing a new-build home, take the next path on your left (5) to reach the road that leads left to the village of Aiguèze.
D/A : km 0 - alt. 92m
1 : km 0.47 - alt. 145m
2 : km 1.64 - alt. 254m
3 : km 2.02 - alt. 240m
4 : km 3.51 - alt. 238m
5 : km 6.66 - alt. 136m
D/A : km 7.6 - alt. 92m
In season, the car park at the southern entrance to the village has a fee to use (2 euros per day in 2014). You can park 500 metres further to the north (follow the sign that reads “Aire de Stationnement).
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and pebble beaches. The cliffs are home to many birds.
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Prepare yourself for a nice, family-friendly hike, which will suit everyone.
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