La Margeride is a natural region of the southern Massif Central, sparsely populated (just 14 inhabitants / km ²), straddling the three departments of Cantal, Haute-Loire and Lozère.
Between Velay to the north, l'Aubrac in the westand the Causses and the Cévennes in the south, from which it is clearly distinguishable, La Margeride is a granite plateau of 1200 to 1500 metres altitude, showing much erosion with sheltered moors, pine trees and pastures, sometimes even beech and birch where the bedrock can often be seen peeking through.
The country has historically been devoted to farming though the climate is harsh withlong, snowy and windy winters. The extensive woods are ideal for trekking, hiking, riding or biking, while cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find pleasant small family resorts.
Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy the quality of domestic products, including cheeses, meats and sausages.Nature and tranquility come together, where human presence is discreet, and a wild beauty lives on which is only found in a few areas of continental France.
La Margeride is located to the north and northeast of Mende. The river Lot marks the transition between the limestone and the granite of this massif rising to 1565 meters at the Signal de Randon.
Many villages have settled on its foothills in the immediate vicinity of Mende such as Chabrits, Le Chastel Nouvel, La Rouvière, Le Born, Pelouse and Servières.
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Length of the route : 129.1 km
Circuit moto : 131.5 km. Le circuit en moto « Au pays de la bête du Gévaudan » vous fera découvrir l’emblématique histoire de la bête du Gévaudan. Départ de la place du Foirail ...0min average
Length of the route : 130.5 km
Circuit moto : 130.5 km. Cette balade en moto sur une route aventureuse et joueuse au pied du Mont Lozère vous fera découvrir le point culminant de notre département (1 700 m). Le mont ...0min average