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.

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Rates : 50€ 45€ 40€

  •  Shuttle : 55km, 1:30 hour from Ganges
  • Approach : 5mins
  •  way back to cars : 15mins walking in the woods
  •  Duration : 3 hours
  •  Distance : 600m
  •  Altitude change: -100m

Level : moyen Total duration : 1/2 journee fiche_technique 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"


The canyoning down the Tapoul gorges is one the jewels of the Aigoual mountain. This granite canyon is nicknamed the « Cévennes aqualand ». You will be able to do numerous jumps, take numerous slides, experience tyro-splash and other  multiple surprises in a exceptionnal landscape. A fun and spectacular itinerary which will please all public, from beginner to experienced. To preserve the site, it is mandatory to take a bus from the village of Rousses to the starting point. The ride costs 3€50.

The meeting is scheduled at 8 AM or 1 PM at the Guides’ Office at Ganges. Or otherwise directly at the village of Rousses (zip code 48400) at 9:30 AM or 2:30 PM. In this case, thank you for communicating your size and weight in advance to allow the guide to take the appropriate equipment with him. For afternoon sessions, you can bring a picnic or have lunch at the local restaurant before leaving. Once off the bus, we hike down to the river in 5 minutes. The tour takes about 3 hours. At the end of the itinerary, a short walk of 10 minutes allows us to return to the road where the return bus will take us 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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