By the hills and dales around Belmont-sur-Rance

In the shade of the pink sandstone collegiate church and the surrounding woods, a peaceful escape on bushy paths, mills and hamlets, forest trails wind their way along the river Rance.
Yellow markings and a ford on the Rance.
⚠️To be avoided in periods of heavy rain, otherwise one passes at ease by taking off one's shoes.

Technical sheet No. 33647261

A Belmont-sur-Rance walk posted on 08/05/23 by Wanderer du Gard. Last update : 10/05/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h25 ?
Distance Distance : 8.93 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 315 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 315 m
Highest point Highest point : 671 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 430 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Massif central
Location Location : Belmont-sur-Rance (12370)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.817343° / E 2.75494°
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By the hills and dales around Belmont-sur-Rance By the hills and dales around Belmont-sur-Rance


Start : Front of the collegiate church, Belmont-sur-Rance.

(D/A) From the collegiate church (A), take the Rue de l'Église on the left, at the crossroads turn left and continue on the Chemin du Sériguet which leads to the chapel of the same name.

(1) At the chapel, take the path on the right (South-East) that goes down into the Bois de Colrès and leads to the D113 (1.3 Km).

(2) Continue to the left (North-East), on the road (D113) for 600 m.

(3) Turn right (South), cross the bridge and go towards the Moulin du Crouzet. Continue and cross the ford on the Rance. (Be careful after heavy rain).

(4) Go up the path that winds through the woods until you reach the place called "Les Pescayres". At the end of the wood, follow the field for about 100 m.

(5) Before the farm, take the road right (North-West) towards Viala (1.2 Km).

(6) Enter the hamlet and take the path between the buildings that goes down to the right, towards the valley. The path is straight, then enters the forest with some twists and turns before arriving at the river Rance.

(7) At the end of the wood, turn left (North-West) before the river, ignoring the Moulin de Candelier on the right.

(8) Continue along the left bank of the river on the path parallel to the river until you reach the entrance of the village. Go back to the centre of the village by the medieval bridge =on the right (West) and join the Rue de l'Église and the collegiate church (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 466 m - Collegiate church
1 : km 0.41 - alt. 498 m - Sériguet Chapel
2 : km 1.68 - alt. 484 m - Junction with the D113
3 : km 2.3 - alt. 473 m - Bridge over the river Rance
4 : km 2.53 - alt. 455 m - Shaded path climbing through woods
5 : km 4.11 - alt. 662 m - Road as far as Viala
6 : km 5.28 - alt. 671 m - Pass between buildings
7 : km 7.31 - alt. 446 m - Fork left
8 : km 7.62 - alt. 446 m - Left bank
D/A : km 8.93 - alt. 466 m - Collegiate church

Useful Information

Start : Front of the collegiate church, Belmont-sur-Rance.

Parking : When you arrive in Belmont-sur-Rance, turn left on Rue de l'église and park in front of the collegiate church.

Note : Hiking equipment and walking shoes.

Facilities : No water available on the circuit.

Walk translated by Wanderer du Gard originally from the French author Canelle.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

(A) Collegiate church : this church in pink sandstone, typical of the region, is classified as a historical monument. Visit the nave, climb to the bell tower at 25 m, then at 50 m, contact the Belmont tourism office.
In the nearby Rougier region, visit Camarès, Combret, the Abbey of Sylvanès, and the Russian Orthodox church.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.