Tag Archives: riviera

Trail: Ferion – Utelle

Since my return from the Khan Tengri expedition I mainly ran on road, doing interval training. Yesterday I was glad to leave the road to resume Trail running. I did a 37 km loop starting in Plan du Var and climbing Mont F√©rion and Madone d’Utelle. The profile of the Trail is interesting with 4 […]
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Trail: Coaraze – Roccassiera

Last Sunday Anna, Thierry, Alex and I did a Trail running around the village of Coaraze in the valley of Paillon. It is a 23 km Trail, very scenic, with only 1170 meters of elevation gain so pretty good for running. We climbed the Cime of Roccassi√®ra along the way which adds a bit of […]
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Trail: Vence – Coursegoules

Today Anna, Yannick and I did a new Trail running between Vence and Coursegoules. This 30 km Trail is pretty interesting a with mix of good tracks, technical and rocky descents and with constant nice views over the sea and the French Riviera. We made a loop starting in Vence and passing through Gourbel, Coursegoules […]
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Climbing: Petit Palais

After the cold of Chamonix last week, Anna and I were looking for a nice rock climbing day under the sun of the french Riviera. So, we went to the Petit Palais not far from la Turbie, a nice small cliff with 19 routes from 6c+ to 8a+. Well, it was a bit warmer than […]
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Climbing: Marches du Palais

We had enough snow yesterday (see previous post) so we skipped the mountains and went rock climbing at the Marches du Palais. Great day, we felt like in April but despite the sun, lots of holds are still wet. Routes dry: Une bonne racl√©e (7a+), Sur des rails (7b). Routes wet but climbable: Qui dort […]
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Trail: around Mouton Anou

Mouton d’Anou (1078 m) is a weird name for a hill but anyway there is a nice trail around it starting in St Jeannet. Today I did it with 10 cm of fresh snow on the ground which is pretty unusual for a trail 15 minutes away from Nice. Distance: 21 km, ascent: 980m / […]
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Trail: Plan du var – Mont Ferion – Utelle – Mont Vial

This difficult and long trail running offers outstanding views over the French Riviera. It starts with the ascent of Mont Ferion (1412m) and Col de l’Autaret (1308m), then goes down in the Vesubie valley, goes up to Utelle, down to Tinee Valley before traversing Mont Vial (1541m) from North to South. Overall the trail is […]
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