Activities Gorges du Tapoul canyon

Gorges du Tapoul canyon

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When you come to Cevennes Region you cannot miss the descent of the Gorges du Tapoul canyon. It is the Mount Aigoual massif gem, in Gard department, probably the nicest of Lozere.

For adrenaline junkies, this canyon offers a multitude of jumps, slides. You will go from one stimulating surprise to the next. It is usually described as the "natural aqualand" of Cevennes !! This canyon guarantees unforgettable adventure.

The Herault Valley Guides Office invite all fanatics of jumps into natural pools to discover this route.

Rates : 50€ 45€ 38€

  •  Shuttle : 55km, 1.25 hour from Ganges
  • Approach : 5mins
  •  way back to cars : 15mins walking in the woods
  •  Duration : 3 to 4 hours
  •  Distance : 600m
  •  Altitude change: -100m

Level : moyen Total duration : 1 jour bon cadeaux réservation

Strengths Gorges du Tapoul canyon

  • the most breathtaking canyon of the massif
  • abseils, slides, embanked canyon
  • 9 jumps from 2 to 9 meters into "giant pots"


Canyoning the Tapoul georges is considered as the crown jewel of the Mount Aigoual Treasure.  This granit canyon, also known as the Cevennes "Aqualand",  is a place were you can chain at will various jumps, toboggans, climbing, swimming, and many other surprises in an exceptional surrounding. This spectacular, but not less funny canyon will please all novices expectations, as adventurers ones.

To preserve the site, a shuttle bring us to the canyon from the Rousses. It cost 3€.



The rendezvous point is usually setted up close to 10:00, at the Guides Office, 15 place des Halles, 34190 GANGES. If needed, we can exceptionally arrange an appointement at the site, close to 10:30. In that case, you should before submit informations (height and weight) to the Guides Office to bring the suitables clothes and equipement from Ganges. Once dressed up, Each participant take his own car to get on Rousses village. 

We have a picnic. The we take the shuttle to the site. (3€)

The river is 5 min down. The route last 3 hours on average. The journey ends by a little walk 15 min long to reach the road where still wait the shuttle back.  


From Ganges, take the road toward Le Vigan.
One reached Pont d'Herault, take the road on the right toward Mont Aigual and l'Esperou.

Go on 2km, at the pass, turn right toward Mont Aigual.

Then go on 2-3km and turn left toward Prat Peyrot (ski station)

Continue toward Cabrillac and col de Perjuret.

Then turn right toward Rousses and Georges du Tapoul.

At Rousses, you will reach a crossroad. Turn right toward Saint Jean du Gard. You will see a restaurant named La Ruche. The car park is nearby it, just after on the left side.  


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