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High and steep. Especially when you go uphill by bike, trying to finish ahead of another 150 or so contenders.
Impressive mountain and impressive accomplishment of the Tour de France contenders,
Luckily we went up (and down) by the maintain train, so no great effort...More
Such a nice walk and view from the top! We doubted about taking the longer track to go to the top, because we thought it would be very long and more difficult, but it is not even that much longer, less crouded ánd less steep...More
So glad we took the time to visit on our way through to South France. We spent about half a day here, got the train both ways due to a member of the party having a disability/mobility problems. We got there about mid morning and...More
Great day out with the family kids loved being up so high, views are fantastic. Theirs the chance to paraglide once at the top (80e) my daughter went and she loved it. We also took a picnic but their is a cafe and a shop...More
Our second visit here this year. Last time we went in April and it was incredibly cold! This time it was warm sunshine all round with stunning views. Lunch outside, gentle stroll around the summit. Great day out with two young daughters aged 5 &...More
Yup - it's as impressive as all the brochures will tell you. Go there, park and take the train to the top. Wow. you won't regret the view. Can get really busy at times, be prepared to queue for trains.
You can enjoy the climb and see the wonderful view by a clear weather but be careful with the snow! There might be quite a lot of it ! it must be amazing to see the white coat but choose a day without wind
When we hiked up the mule path (chemin des muletiers) from the parking col de ceyssat - it took us about 30-45 minutes (we're used to hiking and wasn't bad). I would say if you hike at a leisurely pace it should take an... More
When we hiked up the mule path (chemin des muletiers) from the parking col de ceyssat - it took us about 30-45 minutes (we're used to hiking and wasn't bad). I would say if you hike at a leisurely pace it should take an hour. The views were definitely worth it.
There is a longer more gradual trail called chemin des chèvres (2 hr hike). It consists of a lot of wooden steps. However, if you absolutely aren't used to hiking the train is probably a better option. (See below for tips & trail map)
Tips: start in the morning when it is cooler & less crowded, take it slow & enjoy the gorgeous view!, wear comfortable sneakers, and bring plenty of water.
The trail map can be found under carte des chemins at either site...