24 miles
Distance
2,576 ft
Climb
-3,220 ft
Descent
2,482 ft
High Point

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

From Moustiers Sainte Marie the route descends to the Sainte-Croix lake for a well-deserved swim before climbing to the Valensole plateau. This last difficulty crossed, the course is extended by a path on tracks, in the middle of lavender fields, until the orientation table overlooking the lake and the village of Sainte Croix du Verdon.

The route takes advantage of the altitude gained during the last stretch to offer a beautiful descent to the outlet of the gorge of Beaudinard, fantastic place and little frequented ... The route then runs along 3 lakes before crossing the village of Saint Laurent from the Verdon and back to the plateau. One last descent and you join the charming village of Quinson where is one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to prehistory.

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A partir de Moustiers Sainte Marie l’itinéraire descend au lac de Sainte-Croix pour une baignade bien méritée avant de monter au plateau de Valensole. Cette dernière difficulté franchie, le parcours se prolonge par un cheminement sur pistes, au milieu des champs de lavande, jusqu’à la table d’orientation dominant le lac et le village de Sainte Croix du Verdon.

L’itinéraire profite de l’altitude gagnée lors du dernier tronçon pour s’offrir une belle descente jusqu’au débouché des gorges de Beaudinard, lieu fantastique et peu fréquenté… L’itinéraire longe ensuite 3 lacs avant de traverser le village de Saint Laurent du Verdon et de remonter au plateau. Une dernière descente et vous rejoignez le charmant village de Quinson où se trouve l’un des plus grands musées d’Europe consacré à la préhistoire.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for GT TransVerdon Etape/Stage 6 Moustiers-Ste-Marie - Quinson mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -644 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,208 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,904 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,260 ft
  • Grade
    -0.511%
  • Grade max
    -43.745%
  • Grade min
    54.404%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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