A forest walk through the little Siberia of the Southern Alps.
At the crossroads of Provence and the Alps, the route up to Puy de Rent is a fine example of reforestation work. The scent of thyme and savory and the softness of the larch trees lull the walk, overlooking the Verdon and Vaïre valleys.
A beautiful alpine itinerary that takes you to the heart of the Mercantour National Park. From the top of the pass, views of Lac d’Allos.
View of Lac de Castillon. Early in the morning and on a clear day, from the summit you can see Corsica, the gap in the Gorges du Verdon to the south-west, Mont-Chiran to the west and the highest point in the area to the north-west, the Cheval Blanc massif.
Exceptional views of where Lac de Sainte-Croix meets the Gorges du Verdon. A beautiful, steep, sporty and aerial circuit via the Col de l’Âne and Col de Plein Voir, located on the ridge overlooking the terminal part of the Verdon canyon.
Situated in a beautiful but vertiginous canyon, this trail runs
along a ledge cut into the rock and offers breathtaking views
looking down over the cliffs. The path leads to a forest where it
ascends by a winding trail to reach the Congerman cabin. The
descent follows the same route in the heart of the gorges.
You may be lucky enough to see a chamois.
This hike is not recommended for people who have vertigo. It is
also not recommended when there is rain, fog, frost or patches
of snow. Passages on slippery stones and with potential rockfall.
At the summit, a breathtaking 360° view of the Verdon relief and the Digne Pre-Alps, with the peaks of the Ecrins and Mercantour massifs silhouetted against the horizon.
Forest and alpine route. Alternative route: Le Cheval Blanc via the ridges. Its summit offers an exceptional panorama (+ 3 h + 560 m ascent).
Panoramic view of the entire Haut-Verdon region
This trail starts at the picturesque hamlet of La Valette, in the commune of Thorame-Basse. Once there, turn right onto the forest track which takes you across the Issole torrent via a ford.