The Pic Saint Loup in Montpellier

A 100 km from the campsite Les Mimosas, north of Montpellier, stands one of the most beautiful mountains of Occitania: the Pic Saint-Loup. This natural viewpoint to the strange shape surrounded by vineyards is over 650 meters. Since its recognizable summit in his iron cross, panoramic views of the Cevennes mountains, the Mediterranean, the plain of St. Martin of London, Castle Vivioures and the famous Mont Ventoux awaits the bravest. This grand spectacle alone is worth a visit and a climb on foot or by bike that will appeal to sports.

The outdoor activities around the Pic Saint-Loup

A 20 km north of Montpellier, between the towns of Cazevieille and Valflaunès the Pic Saint-Loup is as a tip that seems out of the bowels of the Earth to rise to the sky. Nicknamed St Victoire du Languedoc, this unusual summit attracts nature lovers and sports enthusiasts, especially hikers.

You can approach this beautiful mountain by taking small roads through vineyards and medieval villages. In one or two hours of walking, you can reach the top in the shade of evergreen oaks.

Ready for adventure? Choose one of the many tours offered around the Pic Saint-Loup to discover beautiful landscapes:

  • GRP Tours Grand Pic Saint-Loup reserved for good walkers: Tour the vineyards plateau (73 km), village tour (49 km) of Séranne the throats of Herault (68 km) from London to Buège ( 55 km). Tagging red and yellow (GRP).
  • Crest of the Rock and Slash Causse: Loop 21-km from Claret (6 hours, difficult). Marking yellow, 590 m elevation.
  • Wood Lèque: Walk 5.5km accessible to children (2 hours) from the Matelles. yellow signs.
  • Fontanaride: Very nice 5 km circuit (5 hours easy) from Teyran that will take you in a coniferous forest and a nature trail. yellow signs.
  • Sauzet Trail: Hiking 8 km into the forest of Pic Saint-Loup (2:40, easy). yellow signs.
  • Bois Saint-Sauveur: This beautiful ride of 5 km (2 hours easy) from Saint-Clément-de-Rivière is adapted to bicycles and horses. yellow signs.
  • Trail Drailles: You start this 7.5 km circuit (2:40, easy level) from the medieval town of Viols-le-Fort, must visit before returning to camp. yellow signs.
  • Trail Charbonnières: You will enter the undergrowth of the Pic Saint-Loup to go 6 kilometers in the scrublands, and will see the remains of the old coal (2:30, easy). yellow signs

The Pic Saint-Loup also attracts climbers and gliding (take off from the Mas-de-Londres). The gorges of the Hérault, located nearby, are a great place for rafting and canyoning.

Terroir and cultural heritage around the Pic Saint-Loup

Wineries close to the Pic Saint-Loup meet all climatic conditions for the production of great wines. The AOC Coteaux du Languedoc - Pic Saint-Loup and organic wines are high quality sample of Herault soil. After your hike, you can enjoy them and chat with the producers. You will have the opportunity to buy other local products: cheeses of the valley London syrup Claret Combaillaux olives, honey Assas, truffle Buèges Valley ...

The territory of the Pic Saint-Loup is dotted with several castles (Château de Montferrand, Baulx Castle, Castle of Assas), Neolithic sites, medieval cities and other notable buildings such as the aqueduct of St. Clement built in eighteenth century to supply water to the city of Montpellier.

Like natural areas? Discover the most beautiful sites of Herault as the natural park of Haut Languedoc, the gorges of the Screw, the Canal du Midi, the cave of Clamouse and the Garden of Saint-Adrien.