Alpilles – Mouriès, Caisses de Jean-Jean

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Emerging from the heart of Provence, the ragged peaks of the Alpilles limestone mountain chain rise to an altitude of over 400 metres. In this haven of Provençal vegetation, visitors can enjoy picking thyme, rosemary and wild asparagus... But the highlight of the itinerary remains the olive groves stretching out over the gentle southern slopes of the Alpilles, and in particular those of the Vallée des Baux. Spanning Eyguières, Eygalières, Maussane, Fontvielle, Saint-Rémy and Baux-de-Provence, this valley's twelve olive farms are world-renowned for their AOC olive oils.

Parking de l’Eglise

Mouriès

Quittez le parking en direction du rond-point. Laissez à votre gauche l'avenue Alphonse-Daudet.
Prenez l'avenue des Alpilles et, après 100 m, quittez la pour prendre la route de Servanne. Suivez cette route pendant environ 600 m. Dans un virage à gauche, quittez la route pour prendre un sentier qui monte vers la crête du Castellas à travers la garrigue.

Crête

Mouriès

Arrivé sur la crête, tournez à gauche. Parcourez la ligne de crête puis descendre à gauche pour
rejoindre la route au niveau d'un château d'eau.

Château de Servanes

Mouriès

Suivez la route à droite, dépassez le château de Servanes.

Grand coude à gauche

Mouriès

Continuez jusqu'à un grand coude. Suivez la petite route sur 300 m.

Barres rocheuses de Jean-Jean

Mouriès

Pas de balisage. A l'intersection, prenez la piste à droite qui se dirige à l'intérieur d'un vallon.
Cette piste se poursuit le long des falaises (site d'escalade) jusqu'à l'oppidum. Au fond du vallon il faut grimper quelques mètres pour arriver à la crête (vue splendide sur le golf de Servanes et ses oliveraies). Descendez par un chemin à peine visible.

Sentier vers le parking

Mouriès

En arrivant sur un sentier balisé en jaune tournez à droite. Après environ 1km vous rejoignes la D24.

D24

Mouriès

Suivez tout droit la départementale sur environ 500 m jusqu4à un parking aménagé.

Parking

Mouriès

Traversez le parking et prenez de suite le sentier vers l'ouest sur 200m. Montez à droite pour accéder à la crête du Castellas. Parcourez la ligne de crête jusqu'au sentier qui descend vers les village.

Retour

Mouriès

Descendez vers le village.

Information provided by Bouches du Rhône Tourisme

  • Towns visited

    Mouriès

  • Organiser

    Comité Départemental du Tourisme 13
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Distance

    10.5km

  • Duration

    2 to 3hrs

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Slope

    283m

  • Phone

    • 04 91 13 84 13
  • Fax

    04 91 33 01 82

  • Website

  • Download topo map

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