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From Désaignes to Nozières

Hikes & walks in Désaignes

Description sheet

DepartmentArdèche
Departure municipalityDésaignes
Outing typeHike
DifficultyAthletic
Duration7h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres12.4 mi
Altitude upon departure450m
Change in altitude700m

Access

Depart from Place de la Mairie, at the sign indicating - info rando - Pont du Massoir.

Itinerary

Follow the road to the bridge. Cross the Doux and immediately after, take the small path up to the "chemin des vignes ".

Sign for Labatie d'Andaure. Take the path on the left and then the small tarmac road.

Neyramant signpost 4.4 km. Start the climb to Nozières. Gradually, the view opens up over the Doux valley and the village of Désaignes. Slightly further on, you will see Vergier Castle below.

Sign Neyramand 2.2 km. Continue to climb up the road and, at the hairpin bend below the house, take the path that climbs up on the right. It leads slightly further up on the same road. Continue to climb, then take the path up on the right to Fraysse school. From here, there is a great view over most of Désaignes which offers a good insight into a "dispersed habitat".

Follow the road that leads upwards opposite the school to the hamlet of Neyramand (alt. 861 m).

Sign Nozières 2 km. The road turns into a path. Make your way around the Serre de Montgauchy over the fields along a very pleasant path.

Sign Nozières 600 m. Make your way to the village of Les Devires (alt.930 m) via Les Balcons du Doux from which there are clear views.

When you arrive in Nozières (alt. 921 m), at the "Info Rando" signpost, take the main road and walk past the church.

Sign Boisson Pass 5 km. After a few metres, leave the road and climb up on the right.

Sign Rochebloine 25 km. Follow the grassy path and then the small road. Take a path down on the right to the departmental road. Follow it for about 300 m taking care of traffic and then climb down on the left.

After passing the hamlet of Le Tracol, take the path upwards which turns into a trail. Further on, the climb becomes much steeper (carrying zone for mountain bikers). The path continues through the broom and arrives at the road. Make your way down on the left to Rochebloine.

Be sure to make a detour via the ruins of the castle and its breathtaking view over the upper Doux valley.

Sign Labatie d'Andaure 11.5 km. Descend discreetly past the houses and turn right along the path below the ruins of the castle. Follow the road for a few metres and take the path on the left through the forest.

When you arrive out in the open, the descent becomes steeper (mountain bikers take care). At the farm, descend along the small road and turn right at the crossroads. Then descend straight ahead along the path through the forest.

After crossing a stream, the path becomes a trail and continues to descend through the fields. Pass the gite and continue along the path, which is suitable for motor vehicles, and then along the small road.

In Cluzel (alt. 520 m), sign Désaignes 2.3 km. Follow the road through the Doux valley.

In Jaute (alt. 460 m), sign Désaignes 1.1km. Make your way to the village along the same route you followed on the way there. You have arrived.

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