Randonnée du chaos de la Balme
Time: 2 hours – Distance: 6 km
Unusual shaped rocks and typical architecture built of local granite will be on show in the Durencuse Valley.
Departure at the Place du monument aux morts (War memorial square), next to the town hall.
This hike will enable you to go across this sculpted and mysterious landscape so typical of the Sidobre, among beautiful beech groves, chestnut groves and coniferous forests.
You will discover the traditional granite habitat from the start of this walk as well as by crossing the hamlet of Taillades where stones were driven directly into the ground to stand vertically, before going down along the small river of the Durencuse.
Finally, you will go up back to the village of St Salvy passing by some famous Sidobre rocks such as the Grotte du loup or the Chaos de la Balme.
A chaos in the Sidobre, is a river of granite balls formed by erosion, which tumbled down the slope and got stuck in the bed of the stream.
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All year round.