Trail Running and Mountain Biking in France
Trail running in the Park of Mercantour (© A. Gatta)
Philippe presents some trail running
that he has done in the French Riviera (Alpes Maritimes)
He has chosen those trails based because of the amazing landscapes, variety, physical or technical challenge physique, training value (long ascent/descent, technical trail...), etc.
All these trails
have been done without support which means carrying out pack, water, food, clothes, safety and orientation gear...
Some of these trails are short and easy, others are much longer or more technical. Some are quite remote, not so well marked, far way from water spring and of phone reach.
The distances have been measure with IGN 25 000e maps, Georando software
and Google Earth
The real distances are often larger, especially when there are a lot of switchbacks.
The total ascent and descent have been measured with Suunto watches X6, T6 ou GPS Suunto X10.
These true ascent are usually higher than the ones calculated by navigation software such as Georando
are briefly described using references to the signposts shown on the IGN maps and on the ground. They are mentioned as Bxx in the description where xx is the signpost number.
The routes can be downloaded as Google Earth
KML file or GPX
Many other Trails
are described on the blog
Note that the name have been translated in English.
at the bottom of the page shows most of the trails
listed in the table below.
Small trail perfect for training but a bit technical and rocky. Since it's a loop, it can be done in both direction.
park your car at Saint Jeannet
Cross the village till Notre Dame des Champs (church), descend toward the climbing site of the Source then go up to the Ruine. At the first crossing (signpost) take the GR 51 on the left until the signpost 15.
Take to the right to the Jas Jausserand (B14, B13). Descend to St Jeannet (B12).
Trail around Jas Jausserand in KML format
. Trail around Jas Jausserand in GPX format
It's possible to shorten the trail when crossing the GR 51 : take right toward the Bergerie des Allouchs then to St Jeannet. Distance: 8 km, +-400 m.
Baou of Saint Jeannet (© A. Gatta)
This trail is located in the North face of Mount Vial
in a nice forest.
It is very shady and can be done even in summer.
The total ascent is a bit lower than the trail on the South side but it is very steep between 800 m and the top, so a very good training.
The view from the pass and the top of Mt. Vial is great.
park at Malaussène
, cross the village going toward the pass of Serse and the Mt Vial (B6, B7, B8). At the top of Mount Vial (1 541 m) take th etrail to the pass of Vial which roughly follow the crest (B285, B284, B283, B282, B281). At the pass of Vial descend to Malaussène (B9, B10, B11). Be carfull to not miss the crossing at the B10.
Trail Malaussène - Mount Vial in KML format
. Trail Malaussène - Mount Vial in GPX format
Mont Vial far behind (© P. Gatta)
Trail in higher altitude, perfect for the summer.
It crossed several pasture, crest and forest.
The trail between Caire Gros
and Mount Tournairet
offers great views over the region from the park of Mercantour
up to the sea.
park at Venanson
. Climb to the vacherie des Colmianes (B305, 306, 307, 308) then the pass of Varaire (B309, 310) and the pass of Deux Caires (B99). Follow the GR5 to the Mount Tournairet (B101, 317, 318, 319, 320). Join the pass of Fort (B321) then descend to Venanson (B322, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49).
Trail Venanson - Caire Gros - Mount Tournairet in KML format
. Trail Venanson - Caire Gros - Mount Tournairet in GPX format
Venanson 2 (in green in the KML) : it is possible to shorten the trail by descending to Venanson from the Baisse de la Combe (B317, 316, 315). Distance: ~16 km, +-1 000 m.
Anna Gatta going to col du Varaire (© P. Gatta)
Anna close to the Baisse de la Combe. Mounier behind (© P. Gatta)
Nice trail starting at the village of Ilonse
in the valley of Tinée
The traverse from Col des Fourches
to the Baisse de Tavanières
, around the Lauvet of Ilonse is quite pleasant with a great view over Mercantour
park at Ilonse
, take a trail going to the Col de la Sinne (B219, 220). Continue to the col des Fourches (B221, 222) and then to the Baisse de Tavanières (B308, 307). From there descend to the col des Fourches on the Pierlas side (B117, 221). Then return to to Ilonse.
Trail Lauvet d'Ilonse in KML format
. Trail Lauvet d'Ilonse in GPX format
Ilonse and the Lauvet d'Ilonse (© P. Gatta)
Another nice trail with great views over the Mercantour from the peaks of Lauvet d'Ilonse
and Tête du Pommier
park at Pierlas
(1 078 m, B114). Go toward the Est to the pass of La Sinne (signposts 113 et 220). Continue to the pass of Fourches (B221, B222), and then to the North to the signpost 308 and the Baisse de Tavanières (307). Continue to the Tête du Pommier (124, 123). Redescend to the South to the Serre (B122, 120, 119) and then to Pierlas.
Trail Pierlas - Lauvet d'Ilonse - Pommier in KML format
. Trail Pierlas - Lauvet d'Ilonse - Pommier in GPX format
Early climb to the pass of La Sinne (© P. Gatta)
The Lauvet d'Ilonse seen from the Tête du Pommier (© P. Gatta)
This trail starts in Lantosque
and goes up the famous Granges de la Brasque
It crosses pastures, different kind of fruit trees and forest from 450 m up to 1 700 m.
Overall the trail is good and it's possible run all the way.
Some years the famous Transvésubienne
mountain bike race follows the same descent.
park at Lantosque
and take the trail of Vallons de la Vésubie (B28, 30), leaves it to climb to the Villar and the Granges de la Brasque (B221, 212, 220, 219, 218, 217, 223, 224).
At the Granges de la Brasque descend by the crest Tardieu to the Baisse de Cangelard (B149, 150, 135).
Continue to descend to Campaouri (B134) and then to Lantosque (B133, 132, 26, 27).
Trail Lantosque - Granges de la Brasque in KML format
. Trail Lantosque - Granges de la Brasque in GPX format
Lantosque 02 (in red in the KML file): form the Granges de la Brasque it is possible to make a nice extra loop up to the top of Mount Tournairet (B320, 319) then go down to the pass of Monigas. Take left before the pass (B103) to join the pass of Andrion (B151) and follow the GR 5 to the Granges de la Brasque (B147, 149). Distance: ~30 km, +-1 900 m of ascent.
Philippe at the Granges de la Brasque (© A. Gatta)
Spring at the Granges de la Brasque (© P. Gatta)
Extension of the trail around Jas Jausserand
(described above) which goes to the village of Le Gourbel
, close to Bézaudun-les-Alpes
. Then the trail goes up to Mouton d'Anou
, small peak of 1 078 m.
start in Saint Jeannet
(430 m) or at L’Auberge des 4 chemin at La Gaude (+1km and +-100m). Cross the village of St Jeannet toward Notre Dame des Champs (church), descend to the rock climbing site of La Source, continue on the same trail then go up to the Ruine (690 m). After the ruin continue and take left on the GR 51 at the signpost. Continue on the same trail, pass the signpost 15. Continue on the GR 51 up to the Gourbel (post 139, 140, 131). Continue on the trail and on a small road via the signpost 132, 133, 134, 135. Take the trail to the Mouton d’Anou (137, 138) then go back to St Jeannet through the Jas Jausserand (138a, 14, 13, 12).
Trail Around Mouton d'Anou in KML format
. Trail Around Mouton d'Anou in GPX format
Perfect training trail if you're looking for long uphill/downhill: +2 000 m/-2 000 m for only 23 km.
This trail passes through the nice village of Bosson
. After Revest les Roches
is offers great views over the Alpes
and the French Riviera.
It can be done all year round but it is very hot in summer.
In general there is some at the fountains of Bonson and Revest.
The first part of the trail, between the signpost 26 and Bonson is not always well maintained and may have lots of bushes.
park at Plan du Var
, cross the Var river and climb to the village of Bonson (B26, B22, B21).
Continue to the Baisse du Collet (B28), descend to the Villar (B36), and climb to Revest les Roches (B35, B31).
Continue to the pass of Serse then the Mont Vial at 1 541 m (B32, B8, B285). Come back by the same trail.
Trail Plan du Var - Mont Vial in KML format
. Trail Plan du Var - Mont Vial in GPX format
This trails crosses the village of Clans
and its forest in the Valley of Tinée
The trail follows crests with views over two valleys; Vésubie
park at Clans
. From the village climb toward the Plan de Cloutas (B119) then the Pointe de Sérenton and the Tête de Clans (B120, B101).
join and follow the GR 5 toward the South (B317). Let the GR 5 after the signpost 318 and take the trail on the right (South) to the pass of Monigas (B110, 102, 103, 117).
Descend to Selva Plane (B114) then continue to Clans through the dirt road Tire Domaniale (B115, 52, 54, 47, 46, 45, 44).
Trail Clans - Mount Tounairet in KML format
. Trail Clans - Mount Tounairet in GPX format
it is possible to shorten the trail by returning to Clans after the 120 or 110.
The Pointe and crest of Sérenton (© P. Gatta)
Anna Gatta close to the pass of Combe (© P. Gatta)
There are numerous trails starting at the village of Coaraze
including the race called Trail du Férion
the trail described here is very pleasant and nice because it remains of the crest with great views over the mountains and the valleys of Paillon
The trail crosses 7 passes and several peaks but still with not too much uphill.
park at Coaraze
. Descend to the Plan de Linéa (B221, B222).
Climb to the pass Baisse de la Croix (B223, 224, 225).
Continue to the passes Baisse de Buse (B226), Baisse de Marsan (B227), Col du Savel (B237, B232), col de Saint Roch (B235, B187) and then col de la Porte (B188, B189).
Climb to the Cime de Roccassièra (B194, B449) and descend to the pass Col de l'Autaret then the ruins of Rocca-Sparviera and the pass col Saint Michel (B448, 447, 444, 443).
Climb to the Mont Férion (B460, B206, B273). Redescend by the same trail up to the signpost 206 then turn right to join Coaraze (B205, 204, 203, 202, 201, 200).
this trail can be done in either direction but counter clockwise the climbs are less step.
It can be done all year round but it's very hot in summer and there is no water along the way.
The Cime de Roccassièra can be difficult in winter if there are some snow or ice.
Trail Coaraze - Cime de Roccassièra - Mont Férion in KML format
. Trail Coaraze - Cime de Roccassièra - Mout Férion in GPX format
Coaraze 2 (in green in the KML file) : it is possible to shorten the trail by skipping the Mont Férion and coming back to Coaraze after the pass Saint Michel (B443 -> B203). Distance: ~22 km, +-1 200 m of ascent.
Coaraze 3 and 4 (in yellow) : two other options to make the trail either shorter or longer by doing a "figure 8".
It is also possible to cross Mont Férion from the North to the South by descending the pass of Rosa (B274, 275, 278), then crossing the West ace to the 207 and then descending straight to Coaraze (B201).
Cime de Roccassièra, Col Saint Michel, Mout Férion seen from the GR 5 (© P. Gatta)
Great trail going around the Cap Martin
a few meters away from the sea and climbing Mount Baudon
which is technical and difficult.
Note that the Ultra Trail de Cromagnon
and the Trail de Gorbio
cross the cime du Baudon too.
park close to the train station of Carnolès at Roquebrune-Cap Martin
Run along the sea toward the Ouest and take the trail going around Cap Martin.
At Massolin leave the beach to climb to Roquebrune via steps and a steep trail.
Continue to the Coupière up to the junction with the GR 51.
Continue toward the Cime des Gabanelles (below Mont Agel) then the pass of Madone de Gorbio.
From the pass, follow the steep trail going to the Cime de Baudon.
Descend on the other side to the Pas de la Piastre then the village of Ste Agnès.
Descend to Gorbio but just before the village descend to Castagnins then the beach of Menton.
On the beach, take right to go back to Carnolès.
Trail Roquebrune - Cime du Baudon - Ste Agnès in KML format
. Trail Roquebrune - Cime du Baudon - Ste Agnès in GPX format
Roquebrune 02 (in green): it is possible to make it shorter by avoiding the Cime du Baudon and going straight to Gorbio. Distance: 18 km, +-800 m of ascent.
Roquebrune 03 (in red): it is possible to make it longer by doing a loop up to the Mont Ours.
From the pass of Piastre descend to the pass of Banquettes, climb to the Mont Ours, descend via the Pic de Garuche to Ste Agnès. Distance: 36 km, +-2 000 m of ascent.
Monaco and Cap Martin (© P. Gatta)
This trail crosses the famous col de Turini
, the forest of Peira Cava
, the village of Moulinet
and the crest between Mangiabo and Authion
thru the GR 52
park at the village of Moulinet
Take the trail below the village close to the road D2566. cross the river and climb the pass Linière (B20, 21, 24, 22).
Take the GR 52 North crossing the top of Mangiabo (B23, 144) and the crest going to the Authion (B143, 142, 141, 151, 150, 410).
Descend to the Baisse du Camp d'Argens then the Col de Turini (B244, 238, 31, 30, 29).
Climb the GR 52A at the Cime de l'Escalou (B183), continue to the pass of baisse de Patronel (B181, 34) then descend to Moulinet via the GR 52A (B11, 1).
it is possible to start either from Moulinet or the col de Turini.
it's also possible to do this loop in any direction. Overall the trails are good (GR) and well marqued.
Trail Moulinet - Mangiabo - Authion - Turini in KML format
. Trail Moulinet - Mangiabo - Authion - Turini in GPX format
Autumn colors from the Authion (© P. Gatta)
This trail is at a higher elevation (1 500 m to 2 700 m) than most other trails presented here and is a good training for races such as Trails du Mercantour
, the 6000D, etc.
It is an amazing trail crossing 3 valleys: Gordolasque
, Madone de Fenestre
and vallée des Merveilles
There is a great variety with some easy sections and other more difficult with some rocky sections between the Madone de Fenestre
and the lake La Fous
park at Saint Grat
, in the Gordolasque valley (1 564 m, B275). The trail starts with 3 km and 800 m of ascent up to the Baisse de Prals (B365).
Join the Baisse des 5 lacs (B364, 366) then descend to the Madone de Fenestre (B367), take to the right and climb to the pass of Mont Colomb (B400).
Descend to the lake of La Fous (B416), climb to the Nice hut (B417) and continue to the pass of baisse du Basto (B418, 401).
Join the pass Baisse de la Valmasque (B95, 94).
Descend along the valley of Merveilles to the lake Long Superieur (B93), take right and climb to the pass Pas de l'Arpette (B402).
Descend to the Vallon d'Empuonrame to the lake St Grat and the signpost 274 and 275.
Trail St Grat - Vallée des Merveilles - Madone de Fenestre in KML format
. Trail St Grat - Vallée des Merveilles - Madone de Fenestre in GPX format
St Grat 02 (in vert): it is possible to shorten the trail by coming back straight to St Grat from the Lake of La Fous.
St Grat 03 (in yellow): other option to make is shorter, go back to St Grat from the pass Baisse du Basto throug the lake Autier.
Chammy in the park of Mercantour (© P. Gatta)
Pas de Pagari seen in the lake of La Fous (© P. Gatta)
This trail is an extension of the trail " Pierlas - Lauvet d'Ilonse - Pommier " described above.
After the Tête du Pommier
it crosses the Pin Pourri
, Tête de Giarons
and the Cluots
The second half of the trail offers reat views over the Mont Mounier
and the Gorges du Cians
The trail varies with mostly easy sections but with some more technical ones especially at the end.
park at Pierlas
(1 078 m, B114). Go toward the Est to the pass of La Sinne (signposts 113 and 220).
Continue to the pass Fourches (B221, B222), continue to the North up the signpost B308 then the pass Baisse de Tavanières (B307) and continue to the Tête du Pommier (B124, B123).
Go to the Terme de Ribi (B62a, B65) and the pass Col de la Couillole (B51).
After the pass, descend toward Ciriei following the GR52 (B101, B59).
Climb to the Tête de Giarons via the signposts B60, B61, B61b, B73, B76 et B121.
Turn around the Cluots via the West to the signpsot 120 and descend to Pierlas, B119 and B118.
this trail is best in summer or autumn. There is no water except at the restaurants at the Col de la Couillole or at Beuil.
Trail Tête du Pommier, Col Couillole, Les Cluots in KML format
. Trail Tête du Pommier, Col Couillole, Les Cluots in GPX format
Pierlas 2 (in red): it is possible to make it longer: from the pass col de la Couillole, continue to climb to the top of Countent and then descend to via the B104, B103, then join Ciriei via B49 and B58. Distance: ~40km, +-2 300 m.
It is posible to skip the technical part at then end (B121) by descending thru the signpost B122 and B120.
Philippe close to the Cluots, Mont Mounier behind (© A. Gatta)
Mount Mounier (© P. Gatta)
Perhaps the nicest trail of the Alpes Maritimes.
The trail described here is different from the famous mountain bike race. It stays closer to the crest between the valleys of Vésubie
There a great variety of sceneries with some forest, pastures and peaks.
The view over the Mercantour
and the cost line is amazing.
park at La Colmiane
. Start at the signpost 93 and climb to the pass Suc (B312a) then the pass of Varaire (B310).
Continue along the GR 5 to the pass of Deux Caires (B99) then the Mont Tournairet (B101, 317, 318, 319).
Descend to the Granges de la Brasque (B320, 149), continue along the GR 5 thru the passes of Andrion, Grateloup, the Brec d'Utelle, Col du Castel de Ginesté, just before Utelle (B147, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 438, 156).
At the signpost 113 just before the village of Utelle, take right to the Madone d'Utelle (B114, 115, 116).
Descend to the pass Amberlarte (B117, 118) then continue to the pass Moutère (B105, 100, 99). Then descend to the Chaudan (B98, 97).
Trail Transvésubienne in KML format
. Trail Transvésubienne in GPX format
Crest and Sanctuary of Madone d'Utelle (© P. Gatta)
Forest close to the pass of Amberlarte (© P. Gatta)
Nice loop starting in Lantosque
and going through Col de Turini
, Col de Raus
, Mont Pela
and the village of Bollène Vésubie
The trail is rather easy and crosses several forest and crests.
park at Lantosque
. Climb to the pass of Turini (B94, 186), join and follow the GR 52A (B186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191).
Leave it to climb to the crest of Gaglio and the one of Calmette (B192, 193, 194, 182, 183).
Descend to the pass of Turini (B29) and climb up again to the baisse du camp d'Argent (B31) and Authion (B244).
Descend to the Baisse de St Véran (B410, 409) then follow to the Col de Raus (B406). Descend to the Granges du Colonel (B403) then the Mont Pela (B257) and the village of Bollène Vésubie (B250, B202), continue to Lantosque (B185, 95, 94).
there are some restaurants at Col de Turini, Baisse du Camp d'Argent and the Bollène Vésubie.
Trail Lantosque - Authion in KML format
. Trail Lantosque - Authion in GPX format
Fort of Authion, GR 52 to the Baisse St Véran, Cime de Tuor and Cime du Diable (© P. Gatta)
Nice trail to discover the Gorges du Loup
, the village of Gourdon
but also Cipieres
and the Plateau de Caussols
The trail has un interesting profil with a steep climb, then 9 km flatish, another climb and 15 km of descent.
park at Pont du Loup
. Climb to Gourdon through the trail of Paradis (~600 m of ascent).
After Gourdon take the trail to the Chapelle St Vincent (West) and continue to the South in the wood of Gourdon, cross the road to join the GR 51.
Follow the GR 51 toward Grasse through the Parfumerie, karting and continue to up to the GR 4, close to the road Napoléon.
Follow the GR 4 to the pass of Clapier (or Femme Morte). Cross the plateau of Caussols on the GR 4.
At St Lambert climb to the plateau of Calern, pass North of the observatory of Cote d'Azur and descend to Cipières on the GR 4 (B181, 160).
After Cipières descend to the Fontaniers (B25, 26, 20, 165, 166).
Continue along the water pipe crossing the GR 51 at Bramafran, follow it to the source of Laquet, take the trail going to road D6.
Stay on the road fro about 2 km, pass in front of the Saut du Loup, the waterfall of Courmes then descend on the right after a long tunnel.
Follow this trail along the shore of the Loup river to the village of Pont du Loup.
Trail Pont du Loup - Caussols - Cipières in KML format
. Trail Pont du Loup - Caussols - Cipières in GPX format
Philippe was looking for a tough trail as a training for his Everest expedition
This trail is perfect for that, it crosses three of the best peaks of the French Riviera with a total of 4 300 meters of ascent.
Overall the trail is good but sometimes rocky and technical with a few long descents and climbs.
park at Plan du Var
Climb to Levens (B298, 296, 294, 293, 292). Continue up to the Mont Férion via the pass of Dragon (B250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 272, 273).
Descend to the pass Saint Michel (B206, 443).
Climb to the pass of l'Autaret (B444, B447, B448) then descend to the village of Imberguet via the Collet de Boiera (B123, B122a, B122).
Continue to Saint Jean la Rivière (B121, B124).
Climb to Utelle (B12, B111, B112, B113), continue to the signpost 114 then descend to the road N202 through the Reveston (B119, 109, 108, 107, 106).
Follow the road toward Nice for about 1 km to the signpost B1 then climb toward the village of Malaussène through the signposts B2.
Just before the village at the signpost B6, take left the trail going to the pass of Serse amd the Mont Vial (B6, B7, B8).
At the Mont Vial (1 541 m) descend to Plan du Var through the villages of Revest les Roches and Bonson (B32, 31, 38, 28, 20, 22, 26).
hard and technical trail. It can be really hot, especially in the climbs and at the bottom of the valleys.
There is no or little water along the trail.
Trail Plan du var - Férion - Utelle - Mount Vial in KML format
. Trail Plan du var - Férion - Utelle - Mount Vial in GPX format
PdV 02 (in green): it is possible to shorten the trail by skipping the Mont Vial: go straight to Plan du Var after the signpost 114 (after Utelle), then the Sanctuary of Madone d'Utelle (B115, B116, B117), the Collet d'Huesti (B118, B105) and the Chaudan (B100, B99, B98, B97). Distance: ~36 km, +-3 100 m ascent.
It is also possible to make it harder: after Mount Férion descend to Coaraze and then climb to the pass of St Michel (B273, 206, 204, 203, 443).
The village of Utelle and the Mont Férion (© P. Gatta)
Signpost above the village of Utelle (© P. Gatta)
Here is another rough, steep and technical trail.
Some sections are quite wild, the trail not always well marked, for instance between Baisse de la Déa
The elevation varies from 210 m to 1 780 m which implies important temperatures changes.
Last but not least the total ascent exceeds 5 000 meters.
But it is also an amazing trail crossing 3 valleys Bévéra
park between Peira Cava
and the Mairis close to the signpost 35.
From there, climb to the Baisse of Peira Cava (B179), descend tot he Baisse of Beccas (B6, 5) then Moulinet (B4, 3, 2, 1).
Descend along the road D2566 to the signpost 20, cross the river and climb to the Baisse de la Linière (B21, 24, 22).
Climb to the Mangiabo (B23, 144) then descend to the pass of Brouis (B124) then Piène Haute (B123, 119, 115, 113) and Piène Basse (B439, 114).
Descend along the road to the signpost 425 and climb to the Roche Fourquin (B417, 418, 419, 437).
Continue on the crest and later on a dirt road to the Arpette (B438, 111, 110, 109).
Descend to Breil-sur-Roya (B108, 6). Cross the Roya (B7) and climb to the pass of Agnon (B8, 15, 14, 127, 128, 129, 146).
Continue to the Baisse de la Déa (B 135, 140, 141).
Descend to Moulinet via a steep and poorly marked trail (B142, 25).
Cross the Bévéra and join the GR 52A, follow it to the Baisse de Patronel, before the Baisse (B34) take left to come back tot he Baisse de Peira Cava (B179) and the signpost 35.
hard and long trail. It can be very hot in the bottom of the valley and cold higher up. There is little or no water on the trail.
Trail Peira Cava - Breil - l'Arpette in KML format
. Trail Peira Cava - Breil - l'Arpette in GPX format
The Alpes Maritimes
has endless possibilities for ultra distance running.
In juin 2008, Philippe run from the Pas de la Cavale
(North end of the region) to Utelle
along the GR 5
in 22 hours 28 minutes.
He had to stop 30 minutes at the hospital of Saint Etienne de Tinée
to get 2 stitches after a fall in the descent toward Saint Dalmas
Philippe run alone but Anna Gatta and Pascal Clementi provided some food and water in the villages.
It is possible to continue this trail all the way to the sea at Nice, still along the GR 5.
Then the total reaches 140 km, +7 150 m and -9 315 m, which is close to the race such as Diagonale des Fous
at the Réunion or the Ultra trail du Mount Blanc
check out the numerous guide book about the GR 5.
with such a long distance, the long uphill/downhill, the altitude... one should wait for best weather conditions, perfect training, good gear (especially security gear, orientation, food, clothes...) to try it.
Obviously there are big changes in temperatures between the day and the night, and between the important change in altitude.
Note that there are some remote areas with mobile phone coverage (from Roya to Saint Sauveur for instance).
Trail GR 5 in KML format
. Trail GR 5 in GPX format
Panorama of the GR 5 going to the pass of Gratteloup (© P. Gatta)
Philippe climbing toward the pass of Crousette, GR5 (© Pascal Clementi)
Camp des Fourches, GR 5 (© A. Gatta)
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