Nice short Trail perfect for a half day. The trail starts at the village of Vence (325m), goes to the Baou des Blancs, GR 51, La Cagne river and goes back to Vence via Col de Vence (962m).
Distance: 20km, ascent: 985m / descent: 985m.
View from Col de Vence (© P. Gatta)
Description: start at Vence (le Claous) and take the Trail toward Baou des Blancs. The trail crosses the road to col de Vence a couple of times and passes in front of the Chateau St Martin. Near the top of Baou des Blancs continue North: Les Blaquieres and Plan de Noves, then follow the GR 51. Cross the Cagne river (bridge, post 129), follow to dirt road (139, 140) and leave to follow a smaller trail (yellow paint), go down to the Cagnette river and cross Cagne river (656m, 11km from the start). Continue on the trail to La Garussiere (143), join and follow the road of Col de Vence for 1.5km, then leave it to pass Grabelle, Combe de Barbe. Join the GR 51 again (630m, 17th km). Continue on the GR 51 to Vence and the starting point.
Clos du Capelan (© P. Gatta)