The cliffs of Montagné

A short, easy walk for a family outing. In good weather you can see the parachutists jump over the Pujaut aerodrome.

Technical sheet
A Pujaut walk posted on 27/12/15 by jb ristorcelli. Update : 21/01/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.63km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 179m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 191m
Highest point Highest point : 173m
Lowest point Lowest point : 76m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Pujaut (30131)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.987297° / E 4.784168°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3041OT
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Description

Park in the car park along a road parallel to the D177.

(D/A) Cross the 177 secondary road by the speed limit signs and take the small path opposite until your reach a stony path. Turn right and follow the path up to a crossroads.

(1) Continue opposite, to the north, remaining on the right-most path. After a little climb, you get to the first viewing point over the village of Pujaut. Go back down the path that goes off to the right and stay close to the cliff. Stop at the highest points for a view over the plain and the aerodrome.

(2) Warning! There are lots of paths that go off in all directions. Walk south-southwest, then south remaining on the right-most path that takes you close to the cliff.

(3) Cross the GR42 (on the way back you'll return up to this point) and continue southwest, still close to the cliff. Keep going until you reach a large crossroads.

(4) Take the first path on the right, staying close to the cliff. Be careful no to take any of the small paths that lead you to the road below. Use the electric pylon to the southwest as reference point, and which stands out on the hill. This is the arrival point of the first section.
At the foot of the pylon, take in the view, you'll see the cooperative "La Chartreuse", and the villages of Tavel, Rochefort du Gard etc.

(5) For the way back, continue on the path along a fence, turn left to walk back up and pass under the electric power line. After a short descent at the first intersection, take the path to the left. About 100/150 metres northeast you'll see a little plateau that you need to get to.

(6) At this point, take the left-hand path that will lead you back to the route you came on. Continue on the same path until the GR42 crossroads.

(3) Take the GR42 to the right (red and white markings). At the crossroads, turn left onto a trail. Then ignore the track to the right, going north-northeast until you reach the D177. Cross the secondary road at the pedestrian crossing and you'll find your vehicle in the car park to your left.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.39 - alt. km 0.39 - Crossroads
2 : km 0.93 - alt. km 0.93 - The rightmost path
3 : km 1.61 - alt. km 1.61 - Junction with the GR42
4 : km 2.11 - alt. km 2.11 - Crossroads
5 : km 3.72 - alt. km 3.72 - Path along the fence
6 : km 4.23 - alt. km 4.23 - Left-hand path to the outward route
D/A : km 6.63 - alt. km 6.63

Useful Information

Be careful, in wet weather the little path by the cliff is very slippery.

Variant at point (3) : go back along the outward route and enjoy the view over the plain again, and you might also be able to see the parachutists training.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3041OT.

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

Viewing point over the Pujaut plain and the aerodrome, which is a favourite among parachutists.

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