Lakes and volcanoes in the Ardèche mountains

Scenic Route · Ardèche
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Distance
25.1 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
662 m
Descent
286 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Geological highlights
On Mont Gerbier de Jonc, where the River Loire takes its source, get ready for a breathtaking view... A hike in the Ardeche mountains and beside the mountain lakes, where you can get a taste of local specialities.
  • Visit the Bourlatier farm with its lauzes roof
  • Stop at the Mont Gerbier de Jonc and see the Loire river source
  • Lunch on the edges of the Issarlès Lake, one of the deepest lakes in France ( 138 m. ).
  • Walk around the lake, nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano .
  • Taste local products and hike in the mountains .
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1451 m
Lowest point
937 m
Best time of year
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Tips, hints and links

Montagne Ardéchoise Tourist office
Le village
07510 Sainte-Eulalie

Start

Saint-Andéol-de-Fourchades (1001 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
44.816840, 4.063340
UTM
31T 584074 4963153

Destination

Saint-Andéol-de-Fourchades
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Ardèche Tourisme 


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