Gard (30700) Population: 281 Altitude: 150 m
• GPS: 44.042563, 4.48318
IGN (1/25,000) #2941 OT "Uzès"
"Collines et Vignobles autour d'Uzès", map+info (1:30'000)
A 3-hour hike from St-Victor-des-Oules does a loop around the ridge to the south, including a visit to Mont Aigu (241m) and La Madonne at the top (great view), passes through St Hippolyte-de-Montaigu, and does another loop across the farmlands to the village of Flaux to the southeast.
— Of course if you're short on time, the first loop only is very nice, with shade most of the way, and about half the time.
A variety of marked (yellow) 3-4 hour hikes can be done by hiking to any of the surrounding villages and back, and the return part can be done on routes that make it a loop hike. The villages are St Quentin-la-Poterie (west), Villabrix (north), Masmolène (northeast), Flaux (southeast) and St Siffret (southwest).
A loop of Vallabrix, Masmolène, St Victor-des-Oules, St-Hippolyte-de-Montaigu, Vallabrix is about 15 km, with some variants possible.
Transportation Saint Victor-des-Oules
Department 30, Gard Buses
- See Beyond's Gard Department Bus Schedules for Gard bus-lines maps and bus-line schedules (Horaires).
Maps (Plans) for the Gard bus lines are on the www.edgard.fr website, with a flash webpage for each of five zones around Nîmes (www.edgard-transport.fr/plan/?rub_code=5).
Schedules for the Gard bus lines are available via the www.edgard.fr website horaires page (www.edgard-transport.fr/horaires/?rub_code=23).