Grenoble to Saint Cergue


After a errand-filled rest day in Grenoble, the climb out of the urban basin was rigorous and busy. There were a lot of people hiking this section, and there were quite a few people taking part in other outdoor activities. I saw trail runners, spelunkers, rock climbers, and paragliders in the entrance to the Chartreuse … Continue reading Grenoble to Saint Cergue

Dieulefit to Grenoble


After resting in Dieulefit, I had a 6-day stretch to Grenoble that was front-loaded, with some long days to start. The first of which was about 38km with a massive climb over the mountains. In the rolling hills before the climb, I came across the Church of Comps: This church is mentioned in historical texts … Continue reading Dieulefit to Grenoble

Saint Martin d’Ardeche to Dieulefit


Leaving the buzzing river town of Saint Martin d’Ardeche, I had a long day to Viviers on the banks of the Rhone River. Like the previous few days, the terrain was less than spectacular. The first 27km to the village of Saint Montan was again on boring dirt roads through the dry and shrubby hills … Continue reading Saint Martin d’Ardeche to Dieulefit

Villefort to Saint Martin d’Ardeche


Villefort to Les Vans was my last day in the Cevennes National Park, and while the park was amazing I was looking for a change. I had enough days of camping in a row, and I needed a break from the cold, rainy and windy weather. After following the GR6/7 and their variants (60/66/68/70/71/72) through … Continue reading Villefort to Saint Martin d’Ardeche

Le Vigan to Villefort


After the rest day in Le Vigan it was time to enter the Cevennes National Park area. The first task was to climb to the top of Mont Aigoual. A few kilometers out of Le Vigan was the pretty, creekside village of Aulas. With Le Vigan so close, Aulas was very quiet since everyone just … Continue reading Le Vigan to Villefort

Fagairolles to Le Vigan


After camping a few kilometers past Fagairolles, the first half of the day was spent making my way through a small valley to the village of Melagues. The way was not very exciting, but the village of Melagues was quite nice after the bland morning. The locals were gardening in the central vegetable gardens, and … Continue reading Fagairolles to Le Vigan