Rando © Fduchene_Chirripo

Between vineyards and garrigue

  • .Walks
  • .Climbing
  • .Landscapes

There are many ideas for walks in the Montpellier Métropole area and the diversity of the landscapes will delight both budding and seasoned walkers.

Pic-saint-loup hortus © G. Delerue

Between vineyards and garrigue

Taged and certified tracks in the Metropole

6 pedestrian tracks that are taged and certified are localized in the Métropole from Montpellier :

-       Le château de Restinclières

-       Les Salines près de Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone

-       Le sentier des 4 carrières près de Sussargues

-       L’Aqueduc de Castries

-       Sentiers du Pic St Loup

Climb to the summit of Pic St Loup

6 km of marked trails enable you to reach the summit of Pic Saint-Loup, the terroir of renowned wines. Allow around 2 1/2 hours for the return hike to this must-visit mountain of the region.

And what a sight from the top! Pic Saint-Loup dominates the Montpellier garrigue from its 658 metres. To the north, Mont Hortus and then, to the north-west, the view reaches the Cévennes. To the east, the plain of Nîmes and beyond you can see the Rhône Valley, Mont Ventoux, the Alpilles and the Luberon.

The Camargue lies to the south-east. To the south, the plain of Montpellier, the Mediterranean and its coastal lagoons. Finally, on the south-western horizon, you can see the Canigou and the Corbières.

The landscape is so varied that you are certain to forget the effort of the climb (be sure to wear suitable footwear). Park in the village of Cazvieille on the D 113. Start on the GT60
marked in red and white.

You can also take a 13km path, medium difficulty, about 5 hours!

In Montpellier take the blue tram Line 1, Occitanie stop, at the tram parking lot take the 615 bus (Montpellier> Quissac line: herault-transport.fr / 04 34 888 999)
In Saint-Mathieu, get off at the first stop ‘’ Avenue de Montpellier ‘’.

Did you know?

The north face of the peak is a sheer, 150-metre cliff. It was once dominated by a wooden cross that young girls would prick with a needle in the hope of being wed within the year.

A metal cross replaced it in 1911 and young people today still touch the copper nail at the foot of the cross.

Pic saint loup montpellier herault © Hérault Tourisme

Climb to the summit of Pic St Loup

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