Moutain bike : Anjeau Peak Tour

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Mountain biking around the peak of Anjeau: a must-do hike

Explore the Hérault and the Gard with a mountain bike tour of Pic d'Anjeau

The pic d’Anjeau is a limestone mountain located on the border of the Hérault and Gard departments, reaching an altitude of 864 metres. Separated from the Séranne massif by the deep Vis valley, it dominates the villages of Saint-Laurent-le-Minier and Montdardier.

This mountain bike tour promises incredible views of the Cévennes, Le Vigan, Mont Aigoual (1,567 metres above sea level) and the Pic Saint-Loup (658 metres above sea level). The tour will take you through unique and wild mountain paths.

Starting from Ganges, you will explore the departments of Hérault and Gard. Admire the preserved natural landscapes. This mountain bike tour will offer you routes with an interesting difference in altitude. Get your adrenaline going!

This bike ride will allow you to make a loop and return to the starting point in all simplicity. Mountain bikes can be rented for a day or half-day and you will be able to do your route in complete freedom. With family or friends, reserve your bikes and opt for a sporty and fun ride in the open air.

The pic d’Anjeau by mountain bike is an incredible ride for all nature lovers. Set out to conquer the Cévennes departments, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of its sites.

Practical information

  •  Level : Adrénaline
  •  Shuttle : Departure and arrival from Ganges
  •  Duration : 4h
  •  Distance : 35 km
  •  Altitude change : 800 + / 800 –

The strengths of Moutain bike : Peak Tour

  • All levels
  • Shaded at the bottom of the routes
  • Safe anchorage
  • Numerous sites

Description of Moutain bike : Peak Tour

The mountain bike ride around the Pic d’Anjeau has many advantages. You will be immersed in fascinating landscapes, the green nature and the views over the Hérault valley are magical.

This bike ride will take you around the massif. Take the time to contemplate the Cevennes region. During your ride, pass by the Anjeau cave, a site not to be missed. This imposing cave makes for a mysterious stage. Don’t forget to bring lights to get inside.

This mountain bike route offers stunning panoramas dominated by Mount Aigoual to the north and the Causse de Blandas to the south. Let yourself be transported into a world where nature is fully alive.

You will pass by the old mines of Malines, climb the Baraquette pass and then switch to the south side. You will undertake a long descent to Saint-Laurent-le-Minier. You will enjoy the variety of forest tracks and mountain paths.

Another highlight of this mountain bike trip? The freedom. You will be able to ride around the Pic d’Anjeau on your own and can decide to go for a day or half-day. Discover the Hérault in a different way. However, groups of at least 6 people can be accompanied by a guide on request.


Schedule of the day

The mountain bike route of the Tour du Pic is 40 kilometres long.

Starting from Ganges, you will go through the Vis gorges in the direction of Saint-Laurent-le-Minier and then begin the ascent of the Baraquette pass.

At the pass, the track gives way to a single track, a narrow path. This passage is technical with small steps and sections requiring a good control of the piloting. You will then find a wide track when you arrive on the Anjeau plateau.

Take a short detour through the impressive porch of the Anjeau cave. Enjoy the freshness of the place and explore the vast rooms. You will be captivated by this underground world. Enter the depths of the earth. Once you have finished, you can get back on your mountain bikes and start the descent down to the bottom of the Vis gorges.

Take a break for a swim at the Vis waterfall before heading back to Ganges. During this refreshing stage, keep an eye on your gear and your bikes.

This ride combines technical sections, easy trails, a visit to the cave and the opportunity to rest at the waterfalls. Tempting, isn’t it? Don’t forget to bring a picnic if you want to take a break.



  • Individual: 35 €
  • Groups: 30 €
  • Schools: 27 €
  •  Included:
    • Qualified instructor
    • Technical equipement : helmet, harness, ropes, double lanyard, slings, carabiners, descenders, climbing shoes
    • Instructor’s liability insurance
  •  Equipment to bring:
    • Sport clothes
    • Backpack
    • Meal
    • Transport

Driving directions

From Ganges, take the road toward Saint Martin de Londres – Montpellier. Then, follow Pic Saint Loup – Saint Mathieu de Treviers toward.


What to do around

The pic d’Anjeau is on the border of the Hérault and Gard departments. You can easily explore the Cévennes region and observe all its natural wonders.

Go to Saint-Maurice-de-Navacelles and admire the famous Cirque de Navacelles. It is a unique geological beauty. For those who love the great outdoors, you can organise a bike ride or a hike.

Close to the peak, visit Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, a typical Cevennes town. Walk through the narrow streets of the village and over its many bridges, a real hamlet of greenery and water. Take a walk in the Vis waterfalls and enjoy a refreshing day out with the family. Tourism is particularly well developed in the region, offering a variety of activities that appeal to all visitors.

Continue down the coast to Montpellier, one of the main cities in the south of France. Explore the streets of the city centre and plan an exciting cultural itinerary. This famous city is a must-see on your Hérault getaway!

Beach lovers can continue their journey to the seaside resorts of Palavas-les-Flots, Agde or Sète. The distance between Montpellier and the coastal towns is short, so don’t miss out! Don’t hesitate, go for an adventure in the Pic d’Anjeau massif and travel through the Hérault and Gard departments.

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