Les balcons d'Azur
Length : 32km - 2h to 3 hours
Incline : 580m
Difficulty : Medium
How to get there by car : From Saint-Raphaël head towards the Golfs de Valescure then turn left after the San Pedro hotel. Go straight on for about 1km. Go past the first car park on the right (located at a left turn) then after 100m you will arrive at the Colle Douce car park.
Mountain bike departure point :
Take the large path towards Mont Vinaigre then at the Roche Noire crossroads turn left in the direction of the Cantine du Porfait. Next you'll come to a tarmacked part of the trail to reach the Malpet forester's house. Take the trail on the right in the direction of the Col de l'Olivier (stone marker) then go along the main trail until you reach the Duchesse forester's house. Continue uphill (straight on) to the Baisse Violette then the Col des Suvières. Turn right towards the Baisse de la Grosse Vache and the Col du Mistral. This tarmacked trail will lead you to the Roussivau forester's house. At the barrrier take the Castelli trail on the right which will lead you right back to your departure point.
Be prepared: In summer, in case of extreme heat and mistral wind, the massif can be closed to avoid fire danger. Before you leave, please call 04.98.10.55.41 or go to http://ddaf.cdig-83.org/ to check the weather conditions.