Access to the Cirque de Navacelles from the Belvederes
Beware : the Grand Site is situated in a mountainous zone, so remember to wear good walking shoes, and to always carry water, sun cream, a cap or sun hat, and to have a map handy. See the page : « Walks and activities in the countryside » http://www.cirquenavacelles.com/discovery/hiking-and-outdoor-activities/
The water of the Vis is around 14 degrees celcius in the summer, so don’t jump straight in ! Protect small children.
ON FOOT : (see the downloadable documents or consult a map or an IGN map, see the link below)
There are different options to reach the hamlet of Navacelles :
- Starting from the Blandas belvederes, three tracks that last between one and three hours (outward journey).
- Leaving from the Baume Auriol belvedere, there is an hour-long track. (outward journey)
- Leaving Vissec, there is a three hour long botanical walk, that goes above the Foux Mills. (outward journey)
- Leaving Saint-Maurice-Navacelles, there is a three hour long track (GR7). (outward journey)
During the summer season, it is possible to take a shuttle bus back up to the Blandas belvederes (see the timetable below).
The complete files of walks are downloadable, further information : Office de tourisme du Lodévois et Larzac : 04.67.88.86.44 / 04.67.88.86.44 ; Office de tourisme du Pays Viganais : 04.67.81.01.72
Click here to see the tourist map of the Grand Site and the walks « access to the hamlet of Navacelles ».
IN A SHUTTLE BUS : « AVOID TRAFFIC JAMS AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF THE CIRQUE DE NAVACELLES »
Between 13 July and 16 August, starting from Le Vigan and the Blandas panoramic viewpoint*, take advantage of the shuttle bus and leisurely admire the limestone landscapes, the gorges of the Vis and the Cirque de Navacelles.
(* Daily connections from Nimes and Montpellier to Le Vigan with the D40 Edgar bus and 108 Hérault transport bus.)
In summer, during the peak season, a shuttle bus service is in place. It leaves from the Blandas belvederes and goes right down to the hamlet of Navacelles :
- First stop at the moulins de la Foux parking
- Second stop at the submersible bridge
- Third stop at Navacelles
Each stop allows access to different walks that you can find on the link below.
Click here to access different walk files « acces to the Navacelles hamlet ».
Download the timetable for the shuttle bus between the Blandas belvederes and Navacelles from July 13 and August 16 2015 and the presentation document : Navette CIRQUE DE NAVACELLES 2015
ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE :
Hiring on arrival guided trails and discovery trails are proposed :
- In le Vigan contact Marti CASTELANO «Cigale Aventure »http://www.cigaleaventure.com/contact
Find your own way, download the suggestions on : Télécharger sa brochure de présentation des escapades sur le Grand Site
- In le Caylar contact Xavier CHABANNE « L’école Buissonière »http://www.randolarzac.com
THE ECO VOLUNTEERS :
Teams of eco-volounteers welcome you during the summer season in the hamlet of Navacelles.
Free guided tours are offered to those who wish to get to know the Grand Site de Navacelles and its cultural heritage better.
These teams are put together by the mixed collective of the Grand Site of the Cirque de Navcelles, in partnership with the CPIE of the Causses Méridionaux, the « Eco-gardes » of the « Conseil Général » of the Gard and EDF.
Photographic credits : Syndicat Mixte Grand Site Navacelles
SERVICES OFFERED AT NAVACELLES : contacts and information : +33 (0)4 67 88 86 44 ; plan click here