Sentier du Bastidon

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Verdon Tourisme > Sentier du Bastidon
La Palud-sur-Verdon-en

Contrast the overheated garrigue of the Verdon with the cool, shady forest of the Barbin ubac, and you’ll be walking through a wild and grandiose landscape.

15.31 km
Very Hard

On leaving the village in the direction of Moustiers, take the track on the left just before the Bourbon campsite (GR4 towards La Maline).
Join the Route des Crêtes, then follow it to the right for about 250 m. At the pumping station, take the track on the right towards Bonlau. Pass behind the building. After the well, go downhill on the left. Follow the Route des Crêtes for approx. 1 km.
Leave the road and go right down the Bastidon path. This leads to the Mainmorte ravine. Then traverse upwards to reach a collet. Continue on the flank. After crossing the Ferné ravine, leave the gorge on the path. Cross several gullies (the tricky sections are secured!). Turn left to reach the Mairestre lookout.
Go as far as the lookout, then return and follow the D952 uphill, then leave it to go straight ahead at the first bend. After a series of switchbacks, turn left into the Brusc valley. Climb a rocky gully and exit into the Grinhan ravine. Rejoin the GR®4 trail.
Turn right and follow the red and white GR®4 markings. Cut the bend in the track, descend into the ravine and continue as far as the Jas de Barbin crossroads. Continue on the right-hand track through the woods (the path changes slope). Continue along the side of the Barbin mountain and, after passing a ruin and a tapped spring, wind down the path. At the foot of the hill, cross a track and join the village road below. At the oratory, continue straight on to reach La Palud-sur-Verdon.

  • Type of land
    • Not suitable for strollers
    • Grit
    • Ground
  • Delicate passages

    Path very exposed to the sun (for at least 3 hours), and sometimes quite unstable (risk of falling). Beware: some passages are cabled (handrails). Not recommended for those prone to vertigo.

  • Markup

    White/Red then Yellow then White/Red

  • Difference in level

    871m ( Positive : 871m - Negative : 870m )

  • Altitude

    981m ( Maximum : 1389m )

  • References

    Cartographic : - Map 32 hikes around the Verdon Gorge, from La Palud-sur-Verdon to Castellane - Map of hikes in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon

    Guidebooks :

  • Services & Equipment
    • Pets welcome

    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Pets on a leash.

  • Prices

    Free of charge.

  • Customer base
    • Level black - very hard

Parking du Vignal
04120 La Palud-sur-Verdon-en

Altitude : 706 m