The rock of Sion route

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The Rock of Sion route, a thrilling adventure at the gates of Montpellier!

New sensations above the Hérault valley.

Located on the right bank of the Hérault and overlooking the gorges, this adventure course is ideal for discovering the vertical world. This atypical itinerary combines hiking, climbing, a giant abseil and via ferrata sections; a programme full of surprises!

Beginners and children will be able to try out these different disciplines in complete peace of mind. Indeed, there is no technical difficulty and several escape routes are possible. The Rock of Sion adventure route will transport you into a remarkable natural setting. You will be totally immersed in the heart of the green and preserved Cévennes. The wild aspect of the site adds an extra touch of authenticity that will embellish this relaxing atmosphere.

Close to the village of Ganges, go with your family or friends for a memorable half-day trip over the gorges of the Hérault. You will be charmed by the diversity of activities, the warm atmosphere and the beauty of the landscape.

Our instructors and specialists of the Cevennes region will accompany you throughout this original and fun itinerary. For your safety and peace of mind, they will give you valuable advice on how to progress and evolve with ease.

Opt for a fun and easy adventure course at the Sion rock and enjoy unforgettable experiences!

Practical information

  •  Level : Discovery
  • Shuttle : 15 mins from Ganges, 45 mins from Montpellier, 40 mins from Anduze
  • Approach : 20 mns upwards in the undergrowth
  •  Way back to cars : 15 mns downwards
  •  Duration : 3h30 – 4h
  •  Distance : 800m
  •  Altitude change : +80m -80m

The strengths of The rock of Sion route

  • Half-day course with possible escapes
  • Vertiginous passages: climbing, cables, fitted out ledges…
  • Giant abseiling: 50m
  • Group price from 6 people (constituted group)

Description of The rock of Sion route

This route is accessible to all; discover the joys of via ferrata, climbing and hiking in this multi-activity programme.

If you’re not a thrill-seeker, the route offers ways out, so it’s possible to bypass the obstacles. Go with a light heart!
On the other hand, adrenaline junkies can enjoy the many dizzying passages: climb, use cables and artificial ledges to get over the dynamic passages. Launch yourself for a giant 50-metre abseiling descent; strong emotions guaranteed!

This half-day course promises great memories and certainly a lot of laughter.
Another advantage? The Bureau des Moniteurs offers a group price from 6 people or more; valid for a group already formed. Create your own team and benefit from preferential rates.

You will be captivated by this unique panorama; imagine yourself surveying the Cevennes mountains and overlooking the superb Hérault valley, accompanied by the gentle Occitan sun. Let yourself be carried away on the Rocher de Sion trail and contemplate the richness of the natural heritage.

Fancy an adventure sport in the evening? It is possible to do this itinerary from 6.30 pm and admire the sunset.


Schedule of the day

There are several possible departure times for this adventure course: 9 am, 2 pm or 6:30 pm. Choose the one that suits you!

Once the participants and the guides have gathered at the meeting point, you will have to prepare your backpacks with the technical equipment. All of this equipment is provided by the Instructors’ Office and includes helmets, headlamps, harnesses, ropes, double lanyards, descenders, carabiners and safety straps. It is important to wear comfortable sports shoes and clothing and to bring a snack with water.

There will be a 20 minute approach walk to the start of the course. The activity starts with a via ferrata section preserving the natural holds, without the addition of metal bars. After reaching the top of the face, you will evolve on a vertiginous ledge above the gorges in order to reach a cave. A giant 50 metre abseil will begin; be prepared to be shaken!

Allow about 15 minutes to walk back to the vehicles. The whole trip takes between 3 and 4 hours. You will be seduced by the diversity of the activities and their ease of execution!


  • Individual: 40 €
  • Groups: 35 €
  • Schools: 30 €
  •  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

Driving directions

From Ganges (15 mins), take the direction of Montpellier. At the exit of St Bauzille de Putois, at the roundabout, turn right and continue straight on towards the suspension bridge / Brissac. Cross the bridge and turn right towards the village of Agonès.
Park in the car park after a sharp left turn.

From Anduze (40 mins), follow Durfort, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Montoulieu, Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois and Agonès.

From Montpellier (45 mins), follow Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, then Agonès.


What to do around

Around the Rock de Sion and Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, go visit the typical villages of the Cévennes. You will be charmed by the local traditions and excellent local products.
Less than 5 kilometres away, make a stopover in Ganges. A town between the plains and the mountains known for its vestiges and its Friday morning market, reputed to be the most beautiful in the region. To the north of the Rock of Sion, go to Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière. Situated in the foothills of the granite mountain of Liron, this special village in the southern Cévennes offers picturesque sites and exceptional views. Nature lovers can enjoy the large green spaces.
About forty kilometres away, you can reach Anduze, a lively little town with pleasant scents and colours. Stroll through the steep streets and find pretty local craftsmen’s shops, do some shopping and enjoy the sweetness of life.
Fancy a dip in the sea? Head south to the seaside resorts of the Mediterranean coast. Take a moment to relax and rest on the beaches of Palavas-les-Flots, Carnon, La Grande-Motte or Le Grau-du-Roi. All these dynamic towns promise a festive and friendly atmosphere during the summer months.

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