Pic Saint Loup route

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An exceptional adventure route at Pic Saint Loup.

Sports route in a magnificent panorama at Pic Saint Loup!

The Pic Saint-Loup is an exceptional natural site located in the hinterland of Montpellier, it welcomes you to the foothills of the Cévennes in the Garrigues area. Its summit culminates at 658 meters of altitude and it is visible from a large part of the Hérault department. You will be charmed by the typical Mediterranean vegetation: holm oak, pine, arbutus, etc.

The Pic Saint-Loup adventure route offers a succession of abseiling descents, climbing sections and a caving experience. You can practice several disciplines and explore this varied terrain.

This exceptional itinerary is aimed at a sporty public, with a good physical condition and looking for thrills. Do you recognize yourself in this profile? Don’t hesitate, go and discover the wild and preserved landscapes of the Pic Saint-Loup.

For your safety, our team of professional and experienced instructors will accompany you throughout the course. They will give you precious technical advice and help you to improve your skills. Specialists in the region, they will reveal all the natural riches of the site.

This adventure route takes place over one day; make the most of every moment! This programme promises you an unforgettable mountain run in a soothing environment.

Practical information

  •  Level : Exceptional
  • Shuttle : 25 mins from Ganges, 35 mins from Montpellier, 50 mins from Anduze
  • Approach : 1h15 of steep climbing
  •  Way back to cars : 30 mns downwards in the undergrowth
  •  Duration : 5h on average
  •  Distance : 3000m
  •  Altitude change : +400m -400m

The strengths of Pic Saint Loup route

  • Ascent of Pic Saint Loup using “the Diagonal”
  • Underground crossing
  • 5 abseils on the North Face of which one is 60 meters long
  • Unique viewpoint
  • groupe price from 6 people (group made up)

Description of Pic Saint Loup route

The Pic Saint-Loup adventure route guarantees intense adrenaline moments. Set off for a diagonal ascent of the peak; climbing passages will be on the agenda. The underground crossing will make you discover or rediscover speleology. The itinerary includes 5 abseils in the north face, including one of 50 metres; are you ready for the big jump?

You will admire unique panoramas, a variety of fauna and flora and will experience strong emotions. This route, full of twists and turns, will meet all the expectations of the most daring: dizzying abseils, physical effort, exploration of underground passages, etc. A day well spent!

The Bureau des Moniteurs offers a group price for groups of 6 people or more (groups already formed); get your fellow adventurers together and benefit from special rates! This majestic landscape is made up of natural sculptures, lush vegetation and superb views under the generous Occitan sun. Let yourself be tempted by a unique outdoor activity that will leave a lasting impression.

The other asset of this route? The good humour of our instructors from the Hérault valley! You will appreciate their company; smiling and professional in all circumstances. They are always available to answer your questions and to help you if necessary.

Programme

Schedule of the day

Participants and instructors will meet at 10am at the meeting point, which is tobe determined (Saint-Martin-de-Londres or the Fambétou pass). It will be necessary to prepare backpacks, technical equipment and picnics.

All equipment is provided by the guides: helmets, headlamps, harnesses, ropes,double lanyards, descenders, carabiners and safety straps. Participants should bring sports shoes and clothing, lunch and a backpack.

The course will start with an approach walk of about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Alternating between hiking and climbing, this first part will be the start of the ascent of the north face following the diagonal route. On this path, you will have to cross several climbing rises to reach the ridge and then the summit. Half way up, there will be a lunch break to regain strength.

The second part of the route will consist of a series of abseils. The first of 30metres will be entirely underground, the second of 20 metres to leave the cave. Finally, you will embark on the impressive 80-metre vertical climb, 40 of which will not touch the wall. To finish, a final abseil will be necessary to reach the scree.

Afterwards, count on 30 minutes of walking to get back to the vehicles. The whole route takes between 5 and 6 hours. Be prepared to be amazed !

Prices

  • Individual: 50 €
  • Groups: 45 €
  • Schools: 37 €
  •  Included:
    • Qualified instructor
    • Technical equipement : helmet, headlamp, harness, ropes, double lanyard, slings, carabiners, descenders
    • Instructor’s liability insurance
  •  Equipment to bring:
    • Sport clothes
    • Sport shoes
    • Backpack
    • Meal
    • Transport
Map

Driving directions

From Ganges (25 mins), take the direction of Montpellier.
After 20 km take the direction of the village centre of Saint Martin de Londres. The guide will meet you at the car park of La Gravette and La Tour bakery, at the second roundabout at the entrance of the village.
Parking at the Col de Fambétou (towards Saint-Mathieu de Tréviers), from where we start the day’s programme.

From Montpellier (35 mins), take the road to Ganges to Saint-Martin-de-Londres.

From Anduze (50 mins), follow Durfort, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Montoulieu, Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, then Saint-Martin-de-Londres.

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What to do around

The Cévennes National Park and the Pic Saint-Loup offer you a wide range of sites to visit: from typical villages to large towns and natural discoveries. There is something for everyone!
 
Close to the Pic Saint-Loup, make a stop at Saint-Martin-de-Londres, a pleasant medieval town in the heart of the garrigue. Spared from mass tourism, you can appreciate this atmosphere where life is good. Stroll along the intimate ramparts and wander through the narrow streets lined with small houses with flowery balconies. In the centre of the village, on the square around the fountain, have a coffee or a meal prepared with local products; enjoy the refreshing shade of its hundred-year-old plane trees. To the north of the peak, go to  Ganges; you will be seduced by its picturesque charm.
 
Looking for an urban getaway? About thirty kilometres to the south, go to Montpellier. This dynamic and welcoming city open its arms wide to you. Take a stroll through the pedestrianised streets of the city centre and stop off at the famous Place de la Comédie, where shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and more await you.
 
If you want to see the sea, you can easily reach the beautiful beaches of Carnon or Palavas-les-Flots.