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Tinée-Vésubie, Valley of Merveilles



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    From the Ubaye to the Mediterranean passing through the Mercantour, this contrasting route enables you to go through high mountains, with their rocky peaks, valleys and glacier amphitheatres dotted with lakes, filled with a variety of essences, to the hinterland of Nice, with its villages clinging onto the hillsides. A genuine protected and regulated open-air museum is waiting for you in the Vallée des Merveilles with a thousand engravings of rural scenes.

    Tinée-Vésubie, Valley of Merveilles


    Hiking ideas

    Three days loop from Sospel

    1) from Sospel to Moulinet
    duration : 6 h 00
    2) from Moulinet to Turini pass
    duration : 3 h 30
    3) from Turini pass to Sospel
    duration : 6 h 30

    Five days loop from Turini pass

    1) from Turini pass to Belvédère
    duration : 5 h 00
    2) from Belvédère to the Madone de Fenestre
    duration : 6 h 20
    3) from the Madone de Fenestre to refuge of Nice
    duration : 3 h 15
    4) from refuge of Nice to refuge of Merveilles
    duration : 4 h 25
    5) from refuge of Merveilles to Turini pass
    duration : 4 h 50

    Eight days

    1) from Saint-Dalmas-Valdeblore to Boréon
    duration : 7 h 20
    2) from Boréon to the Madone de Fenestre
    duration : 4 h 00
    3) from the Madone de Fenestre to refuge of Nice
    duration : 3 h 15
    4) from refuge of Nice to refuge of Merveilles
    duration : 4 h 25
    5) from refuge of Merveilles to Turini pass
    duration : 4 h 50
    6) from Turini pass to Sospel
    duration : 6 h 30
    7) from Sospel to Castellar
    duration : 6 h 00
    8) from Castellar to Menton
    duration : 2 h 45

    Nine days

    1) from Larche to Bouziéyas
    duration : 6 h 30
    2) from Bouziéyas to Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée
    duration : 5 h 25
    3) from Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée to Roya
    duration : 4 h 15
    4) from Roya to Beuil
    duration : 6 h 35
    5) from Beuil to Roure
    duration : 5 h 10
    6) from Roure to Saint-Dalmas-Valdeblore
    duration : 5 h 20
    7) from Saint-Dalmas to Utelle
    duration : 8 h 10
    8) from Utelle to Levens
    duration : 3 h 30
    9) from Levens to Nice
    duration : 6 h 00

    Purchase a topo-guide

    To purchase the Tinée-Vésubie, Valley of Merveilles Footpath Topo-Guide (GR 5 52) Ref 507