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Dolmen du Chanet

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Dolmen du Chanet

This walk in the nature reserve Gorges de l'Ardèche leads you through a forest of holm oaks to the hidden Dolmen du Chanet. In the southern part of the Ardèche there are almost 600 dolmen.

Distance: 6 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 275 meters.

Trail: 95% unpaved.

Marking: White-Yellow.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Gorges de l'Ardèche nature reserve.

At the Dolmen you get a fantastic panorama on the Gorges de l'Ardèche as a present, on the opposite side of the river you see the Rocher des Abeillères. Then you begin a long descent to the river. You follow the river banks to the beach of Gournier and the bivouac of the same name. The ideal place to take a dip in the river before you start the steep climb to the plateau.


Download PDF for route description.

Take drinking water with you in warm weather.

It is not recommended to do this walk in humid weather because the stones on the banks of the Ardèche are very slippery!

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Dolmen du Chanet.

Le dolmen du Chanet has been listed as a historical monument since 1889. It is one of the 600 dolmens known in the Ardèche. Most are built of limestone while granite is exceptional in this region!

Gorges de l'Ardèche nature reserve.