The 3 streams' ramble

The 3 streams' ramble

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From dells to the plateau. This long ramble gives access to many other walking trails.

2 points of interest

  • The oak of the three crosses

    Over 150 years old, this old oak tree seems to be gazing down at you from its very top. In 2010 the tree, with its fine white bark, was awarded the “remarkable tree” label. It has three crosses as companions at its foot, reminding us of traditional religious processions that used to take place there.
  • Hermitage vines

    It was here in the vines of this granitic massif that the great vintage wines Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage, came to life. The wines obtained the label « Vignobles et Découverte » in 2011. The Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne grape varieties ; the terraces walled with dry-stone or large pebbles from the Rhône river to tame the steep slopes ; the ground, a mixture of clay and pebbles stemming from ice erosion ; the sun ; the Rhône valley winds; all of these make up the alchemy of these renowned vineyards. First cultivated back in the Roman times, new vines completely replaced the old ones after the phylloxera disease in 1881. The wine industry crisis in 1920 compelled the winegrowers to set up a cooperative wine cellar in Tain l’Hermitage for both vinification and selling.


1 – Gervans
Start the walk from in front of the townhall.

2 - Rue du Ruisseau
Go out of the village past the Fayolle winery (a good path along the stream)

3 - Val de Gervans
Turn left going uphill into the woods and walk for about 50 minutes. Once on the plateau go along a road for 20m. Cross through a wood (here you reach the peak of the circuit). Head for the road.

4 - Les Planards
Turn right and follow the D630 for 250m then after the bend take the track on the right. You will come back to the road further on.

5 – Bijouin
Bear left and head north down into a dell.

6 - Les Fosses
After 15 minutes, cross the stream and head back up towards les Brégaudes, then la Mistrale (3h in total).

7 - La Mistrale
Go down on the chemin vieux to Erôme

8 - Chemin Vieux
Continue up to the orchards to Mont Rond

9 - Mont Rond
A path through vines then a few zigzags take you to the hamlet les Blancs. Gervans is only 5 minutes from here.
  • Departure : Gervans - Townhall square
  • Arrival : Gervans - Townhall square
  • Towns crossed : Gervans, Érôme, and Serves-sur-Rhône

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

http://www.ardeche-hermitage.cominfo@ah-tourisme.com04 75 06 06 12


Bus route N° 4 Valence - Tain l'Hermitage - Serves sur Rhône.

Access and parking

Follow the N7 towards Saint Vallier stopping at Gervans.

Parking :

Townhall square

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