The upper Dourbie river

Hiking distance : 16.5 km ; Hiking time : 05:00

The Dourbie river starts on the Lingas, a mountain region just south of Mount Aigoual and flows generally east to join the Tarn in the town of Millau. Along the varied river course, the Dourbie flows through green mountain valleys and deep limestone canyons. This hike sticks to the mountain valley and starts in St-Jean-du-Bruel, runs up the right bank of the Dourbie, crossing near Tayrac and returning to St-Jean on the left bank. In the springtime, this is a very picturesque circuit in an even more picturesque region. This time we don’t visit the canyons which are further downstream. Continue reading “The upper Dourbie river”