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Gorges du Chambon Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A french countryside run with beautiful views of rolling hills, farmland, rustic barns, rivers, and woods.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

96%

Runnable

800' 244 m

High

414' 126 m

Low

440' 134 m

Up

425' 129 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This run takes you through a variety of landscapes typical of the French countryside. It is very quiet, and you'll hardly encounter a person, but the animals are abundant: cows and horses dot the landscape while birds of prey circle above.

Need to Know

There is a small parking space west of the bridge that crosses la Tardoire River in Le Chambon.

Description

The terrain has wide trails and has small paved sections (through the village). It has some long inclines and descents, and nice stretches through woods and along meadows. The tiny village of Les Defaix in the north is especially picturesque, and friendly cows will happily greet you along the way.

The bottom section near the campsite runs alongside the river, La Tordoire, with a rocky wall of the gorge visible on one side. The trail to the north side of the Chambon camp side is a bit tricky to find as there is a small section that connects two trails that run through private property (I think).

Flora & Fauna

Cows, prey birds, songbirds, some horses.

Shared By:

Irene Vandertop

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Valley sight through the trees
Oct 13, 2018 near Montbron, FR
Les Defaix
Oct 13, 2018 near Montbron, FR
Friendly cow
Oct 13, 2018 near Montbron, FR
La Tardoire
Oct 13, 2018 near Montbron, FR

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