With the snow fall of last night and the bad weather we couldn’t go in the Mountains so we went trail running instead. We made a nice circuit starting at l’Escar√®ne close to Nice. The trail is technically easy and remains below 1100 meters of elevation, perfect for a winter training.
Distance: 28 km, ascent: 1300m / descent: 1300m.
Philippe close to the Baisse of Marsan (¬© A. Gatta)
Description: start in Escar√®ne (355 m) follow the road D21 for 760m toward the East then leave the road for the trail going to Chapelle St Pancrace, continue to Alb√©ra and then the Baisse du Pape (1022m, signpost 155, 115). Follow the dirt road to the Col de Braus (69, 68, 64). Follow the GR 510 to the Croix de la Plastra (63, 176, 175, 174, 173). Continue on the GR 510 to the village of Luc√©ram (171). Follow the road D 2566 for 1km until the signpost 228. Take the trail to La Pin√©a (229), le Villar (230) and the Baisse de Marsan (227). From this point on, there’re 8 km of gentle descent. Pass the Baisse de Buse (226), Baisse de la Croix (225), and continue on the dirt road to l’Escar√®ne.
Map of the trail (¬© P. Gatta)