26 miles
7,508 ft
-7,378 ft
4,270 ft
High Point

This is the fourth part of the TransVerdon Great Crossing for mtb, created with the help of the french cycling federation.

Exit the larches, here are the lakes! Between Saint André les Alpes and Castellane you will dominate the lake of Castillon (possibility of swimming, beach 500 m from the neck of Cheiron). On this stretch, you will be able to appreciate the discovery of the isolated hamlet of Courchons, a nice course in balcony, then a descent at the same time delightful and technical towards Blaron. The end of the route to Castellane is made by a nice descent on the trail and then by a path to the center of the village.

With this section the TransVedon takes the direction of the Gorges du Verdon ... Here the route uses the old Roman road that once connected Castellane to Moustiers by the mountain. Rather than take the road gorges, you will take the height through the hamlet of Chasteuil and the wild plateau of Suech. During the descent to Rougon look up, you may see the vultures of the Verdon and the Grand Canyon below!


Exit les mélèzes, voici les lacs ! Entre Saint André les Alpes et Castellane vous allez dominer le lac de Castillon (possibilité de baignade, plage à 500 m du col du Cheiron). Sur ce tronçon, vous allez pouvoir apprécier la découverte du hameau isolé de Courchons, un joli parcours en balcon, puis une descente à la fois ravissante et technique vers Blaron. La fin du parcours vers Castellane se fait par une belle descente sur piste puis par un sentier jusqu’au centre du village.

Avec ce tronçon la TransVedon prend la direction des gorges du Verdon…Ici l’itinéraire utilise l’ancienne voie romaine qui reliait autrefois Castellane à Moustiers par la montagne. Plutôt qu’emprunter la route des gorges, vous prendrez donc de la hauteur en passant par le hameau de Chasteuil et le sauvage plateau de Suech. Lors de la descente sur Rougon levez les yeux, vous apercevrez peut-être les vautours du Verdon et le grand canyon en contrebas !

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More Stats for GT TransVerdon Etape/Stage 4 St André les Alpes - Rougon mountain bike route
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    12 miles
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