Le Fort de Niolon

Walk - Toute l'année (sauf restrictions d'accès aux massifs) - Free

Hiking in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Alpilles, Maussane-les-Alpilles initially. This loop goes borrows the outskirts of the village of les Baux-de-Provence and Paradou. In this country circuit, you will discover the cultures of olive trees classified in AOC, multiple channels for irrigation of fields, stone Bastide, a House Wren... It is also a circuit without technical difficulty, the route follows mainly the forest paths or roads. The route passes under the rocky outcrop of the leases which resembles a bow of boat closely as far it remains stunning. A little further away, the garrigue Unveils post-war Mas quite atypical décor of Provence, the 'baou trouca"rock holes. The trail ends by the crossing of old Maussane and passing through the centre of the village.

Gare de Niolon;

Le Rove

Longez la voie ferrée vers le sud-ouest sur 150 m.

Petit pont en pierre;

Le Rove

Poursuivez à droite. Passez sur un petit pont de pierre et restez sur le sentier qui monte vers le fort pour aboutir sur un chemin. Suivez-le à gauche

Les forts;

Le Rove

Pour accéder aux forts, partez à gauche.
En revenant des forts, poursuivez entre les barres rocheuses et le vallon à droite jusqu'au premier croisement.

Falaises rocheuses;

Le Rove

Bifurquez à droite, suivez le chemin sur 500 m puis descendez tout droit le long du vallon. Le sentier passe devant des falaises rocheuses, domine la RD48, contourne un château d'eau. Franchissez une barrière pour arriver à la RD48. Descendez à droite.

Information provided by Provence Tourisme

  • Organiser

    Provence Tourisme
    Le Montesquieu
    13 rue Roux de Brignoles

    13006 Marseille

  • Adresse de départ

    Le Rove

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Distance

    6km

  • Duration

    2 to 3hrs

  • Level

    Beginner

  • Slope

    200m

  • Phone

    • 04 91 13 84 13
  • Fax

    04 91 33 01 82

  • Website

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