Trekking Tour 5D/4N in the Gorges du Verdon: the most beautiful hiking trails
Trekking tour in the Verdon Gorges 5D/4N, from 16 years old
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Live the trekking experience in the Gorges du Verdon!
DAY 1 – FROM MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE TO VENASCLE
You start your journey at 2 pm with an easy day. You will first discover one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France: Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Then you start the hike by heading up to Venascle, located at 950 m. You’ll spend the night in a Provencal farmhouse located on a small arid plateau in the wild.
Duration : 2/3h
Elevation: + 300m
DAY 2 – THE OURBES RIDGE, PLEIN VOIR PASS & SAINT-MAURIN WILDLIFE PARK
Get ready for an incredible day of hiking to the Ourbes ridge and enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the Sainte-croix Lake, the Provence and the Alps. You first walk down to a small dry canyon that flows into a stream that you can cross by foot. Then, you enjoy a picnic at the highest point of your trip : Plein Voir pass. After lunch, you go down via the Regional Wildlife Park of Saint-Maurin, which is an amazing place renowned for its many caves and waterfalls. There, a shuttle takes you to La Maline (890m) where you spend the night.
Distance: 12 km
Elevation: + 550 m / – 855 m
DAY 3 – THE IMBUT TRAIL
You follow one of the most beautiful hiking trails of the region: the Imbut. In the heart of rocks and woods, in a humid and shady atmosphere, you walk along the Verdon until you reach the secret beach of Baou Beni. After lunch, you hike back to the La Maline to spend another night.
Distance: 12 km maximum (the hike can be shortened according to group fitness level)
Elevation: +740 m
*To be conformed with the local law prohibiting access to part of the path, the descent will be done via an alternative route.
DAY 4 – THE BLANC-MARTEL TRAIL
The Blanc-Martel, on of the most famous trails of the Gorges du Verdon, get its name from two historic explorers of Europe’s largest canyon: Alfred-Edouard Martel and Isidore Blanc. From La Maline, you walk down to the bottom of the Gorges until you reach the river. In the middle of a spectacular geological setting and a river of stunning colour, you explore the wonderful beach of La Mescla. Then, you take the dizzying stairs of the Imbert rift and cross two dark tunnels before heading up to Point Sublime (785 m) renowed for its breath taking viewpoint. You spend the night there.
Distance: 15 km
Duration: 6,5 h
Elevation: +513 m / -538 m
DAY 5 – TUSSET BRIDGE, RANCOUMAS VIEWPOINT & TRIGANCE
To end your trip with style, you hike down until the amazing Tusset Bridge. Once you have crossed the Verdon, you walk up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Grand Canyon: Rancoumas. There you have the chance to watch vultures! You hike up to the pretty hamlet of Entreverges then go down to the small typical village of Trigance. Here you can have a drink with your group to conclude your stay with friendliness before leaving by taxi.
Distance: 10 km
Elevation: +490 m / -500 m
Duration : 5D/4N
Level : Moderate