Mountain biking around les Vans : Circuit 4b
Mountain Bike
Mountain biking around les Vans : Circuit 4b

Mountain biking around les Vans : Circuit 4b

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Ride through the heart of the Bois de Païolive, a fascinating site with its rich and strange natural environment and its biodiversity.

This circuit takes you through the vineyards, below the fort of Banne and to the Gras plateau. After a remarkable view of Les Vans, take a small road winding through centuries-old olive trees before joining the stony paths of the Bois de Païolive to reach Berrias-et-Casteljau.


P – From the car park

  1. Poteau Berrias – head towards VTT Les Grads de la Rouveyrolles 2,3km
  2. Poteau Les Gras - Follow VTT Ygrésière 1,2km
  3. Poteau Ygrésière - Follow VTT Chagnac 5,2km
  4. Poteau Follow VTT Chagnac 4,5km

Return to the car park at Place André Rouveyrol.

  • Departure : Place André Rouveyrol, Berrias-et-Casteljau
  • Arrival : Place André Rouveyrol, Berrias-et-Casteljau

Altimetric profile


The Bois de Païolive and the Gorges du Chassezac are managed as part of the Ardeche’s Sensitive Natural Areas programme. Respecting the environments you pass through means participating in their protection as you explore them.

Information desks

Office de tourisme des Cévennes d'Ardèche

Joyeuse/Les Vans

+33 (0)4 75 37 24 48


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Access and parking

From Les Vans (9 km) take the D901 towards Alès. Then the D202 towards Berrias.
From Joyeuse (15 km) follow the D104 towards Alès.

Parking :

Place André Rouveyrol, Berrias-et-Casteljau