Trail: St Vallier – Caille – Andon

Anna and I are still preparing for the Atacama Crossing; a 250 km, self-supported race in the Atacama desert in Chile. Today we went to the first hills behind Cannes to run on a really nice 40 km Trail. The trail is rather good, with not too much elevation gain (+1550m), so perfect for training. The foresta and the Mont of Audibergue are very scenic.

The Trail starts above the village of St Vallier-de-Thiey and crosses Caille and Andon at an average elevation of 1200 m.

Cannes and the sea from the Audibergue (© Philippe Gatta)
Cannes and the sea from the Audibergue (© Philippe Gatta)

Distance: 41 km, ascent: 1550 m / descent: 1550 m.

Anna on top of the Audibergue (© Philippe Gatta)
Anna on top of the Audibergue (© Philippe Gatta)

Description: start at Nans (43.71994N, 6.86053E, signpost 65), a small place after St Vallier-de-Thiey on the Napoleon road. Run uphill to the top of Montagne of Thiey (1553m. 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71). Run downhill to the Bergerie La Colle Est at the bottom of the Audibergue. Continue to the signpost 99 and go up along the Combe d’Andon. Before the Parc de la Mouli√®re, turn left on a good trail up to to the Col de Cornille (167, 219). Go down straight to Caille (161, 162). In the village go toward the East on a great trail up to Andon (163, 164, 160). Continue on a smaller trail to Pont du Loup (150, 149, 154). Continue to the East to La Pin√©e (156), turn right and go to the Col de la Sine (191, 213). Go to the Maison Forestiere de Nans (125, 128, 127) and then to the parking.

Going down to Parc de la Mouliere (© Philippe Gatta)
Going down to Parc de la Mouliere (© Philippe Gatta)

Philippe running toward Caille (© Anna Gatta)
Philippe running toward Caille (© Anna Gatta)

Anna close to Andon (© Philippe Gatta)
Anna close to Andon (© Philippe Gatta)

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