A hike in the outskirts of Toulon where you get a 360° view of the amazing countryside. A big meeting place for spies who monitor Toulon harbour.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Depart from the car park below the Chateauvallon theatre.
Take the track to the Ruins of Destras (1). Leave the track and take the narrow path to the right over the small bridge. At the 1st branching off, take the right.
At ref. point 232: it's possible to take the GR51, the marked trail on the right which passes by the 'télégraphe Chappe' (the Chappe semaphore tower), but we preferred to take the track in the middle so as not to miss the viewpoint at the Château du Diable.
Branch off to the right for the Croupatier, up to ref. point 500. A large cairn which marks the path to the Grotte du Croupatier (caves).
No major problems for continuing onwards: Rouvière Plane (509m), Cap Gros (575m).
Return to Rouvière Plane. Make sure you don't miss the small hidden path just before the big platform (ruins of a building).
Marvellous Vallon des Bagnards or Vallon de la Grille (gate), the gate which you will reach at point 456.
Return via a big track. Ref. 430 descends via the "Chemin du Gaz" (Gas Path). You will arrive above Chateauvallon.
The route zigzags back down to the car park.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 1.01 - alt. km 1.01 - Village Le Détras (Ruines)
2 : km 2.59 - alt. km 2.59 - Arche d'Alliance
3 : km 7.14 - alt. km 7.14 - Cap Gros/Baou de Quatre Ouro
4 : km 9.72 - alt. km 9.72
D/A : km 11.26 - alt. km 11.26
No specific equipment required, except for good walking shoes.
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