Lac des Sagnes

Verdon Tourisme > Lac des Sagnes

Departing from the village of Thorame-Haute, this mountain bike loop takes in forest tracks and paths. It runs alongside cultivated plots, pastures and coniferous forests, far from the hustle and bustle.

5 km
Round trip
1h 15min

At the end of the loop, the banks of Lac des Sagnes offer the chance to relax in the shade and take a picnic break. This route, signposted to FFC standards, is a great way to discover the mountain bocage that straddles the Verdon and Issole valleys. In this area, the agricultural fabric is still dense, and the landscapes crossed are strongly marked by the presence of animals, notably sheep with the “Agneaux de Sisteron – IGP Label Rouge” label.
The end of the loop leads to a soothing water reservoir built in 1960 for the irrigation of neighboring plots. Please note that swimming is prohibited. The site is surrounded by coniferous trees, providing shade for hikers, mountain bikers and picnicking families alike.
At the tail end of the reservoir is a sensitive area comprising wet meadows, low marshes and a vast reedbed at the bottom of the valley. Don’t put your wheels there! Numerous slope springs feed this wetland, which gives rise to the Riou Tort stream, on which the Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has been working for several years to encourage a project to restore its hydrological functioning.

  • Type of land
    • Ground
  • Markup

    Itinéraire VTT: balise jaune, numéro bleu

  • Difference in level

    100m ( Positive : 100m )

  • Altitude

    1271m ( Maximum : 1422m )

  • References

    Cartographic : Carte Verdon Tourisme 24 randonnées VTT Haut Verdon Val d'Allos

  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documents
  • Opening

    From 01/05 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • * Subject to favorable weather
    • * Subject to snow conditions
  • Prices

    Free access.

  • Customer base
    • Level bue - Medium

04170 Thorame-Haute-en

Altitude : 1120 m