34,63 km cycling route from Les Vans to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Elevation of the stage
La Grande Traversée de l'Ardèche by MTB from Les Vans to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
The route is signposted "Grande Traversée de l'Ardèche VTT"
Follow the GR4 up to Le Plot de la Molle, then, heading due south, you have a long, difficult climb, despite a few flat stretches, to reach the Col de la Cize. After this, your descent begins with a technically challenging, rocky path, but this is soon replaced by a trail, then an earth track, and finally by a tarmacked way taking you to Salavas.
- Les Vans: the Bois de Païolive woods, dotted with boulders; Sainte-Eugène Hermitage.
- Berrias-et-Casteljau: the Chassezac Gorges; Jalès Templar Commanderie, or fortified centre
- Grospierres: the river re-emergence of Font Vive