22 miles
4,927 ft
-6,098 ft
5,065 ft
High Point

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

Passing La Palud sur Verdon, the route touches the heart of the Gorges du Verdon! Why not indulge in a detour on the ridge road and shiver from the famous belvederes of the right bank? It will then be necessary to start again for the wilder and less known ways towards the mountain, the abandoned village of Châteauneuf les Moustiers, the Roman road and the hamlet of Chauvets.

Last portion "mountain", the passage of the ridge of Montdenier, under the Pavilion, is all the more appreciable as the ascent is relatively easy. The panorama is breathtaking (plateau Valensole, Lake St. Croix ....), However it is appropriate to stay focused in the long descent brittle on Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.


En passant à La Palud sur Verdon, l’itinéraire touche du doigt le cœur des gorges du Verdon ! Pourquoi ne pas se laisser aller à un détour sur la route des crêtes et frissonner depuis les fameux belvédères de la rive droite ? Il faudra ensuite se remettre en route pour les chemins plus sauvages et moins connus en direction de la montagne, du village abandonné de Châteauneuf les Moustiers, de la voie romaine et du hameau des Chauvets.

Dernière portion « montagne », le passage de la crête du Montdenier, sous le Pavillon, est d’autant plus appréciable que l’ascension est relativement aisée. Le panorama est à couper le souffle (plateau de Valensole, lac de Sainte Croix….), pour autant il convient de rester concentré dans la longue descente cassante sur Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

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More Stats for GT TransVerdon Etape/Stage 5 Rougon - Moustiers-Ste-Marie mountain bike route
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    10 miles
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    11 miles
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