Before it flows past the village of St-Guilhem-le-Désert, classified as national heritage by UNESCO, the Hérault river has already snaked its way through 12 km of protected natural environment that has remained unchanged for centuries.
Start your 12 km journey downriver at the Moulin de Bertrand. Three kilometres into the trip, you will see the twelfth century Moulin de Figuière on the left bank. A few kilometres further downstream, the tour de Marou stands out on the crest to your right. When you have completed two-thirds of the trip, keep an eye out – you may see the little fox who has been visiting Cent Fonds springs, a resurgence of the Buèges river, for the last few years! The last stage of your journey begins at Puéchabon’s old dam (2km from the arrival point), indicated by a stone dome on the left bank of the river. The journey ends 30m from the Combe du Cor dam.
This trail takes three hours, but you can stop to picnic and swim along the way – the rental goes through to 7pm. The rapids are straightforward and safe, whilst the water is clean and checked regularly by French sanitary controls.
Available to children aged six and over.