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 Roccassièra along the way which adds a bit of elevation but offers great views over the French Riviera, the valleys of Paillons, Vesubie and the Alps.

Running toward Baisse de la Buse (© Philippe Gatta)
Running toward Baisse de la Buse (© Philippe Gatta)

Distance: 23 km, ascent: 1170 m / descent: 1170 m.

Anna coming from Baisse de la Croix (© Philippe Gatta)
Anna coming from Baisse de la Croix (© Philippe Gatta)

It is possible to avoid the climb to the Cime of Roccassièra by following the good trail from Col de Lobe straight to the Col de l’Autaret.

Running toward the Col de Lobe (© Philippe Gatta)
Running toward Col de Lobe (© Philippe Gatta)

Description: park at Coaraze. Descend to the Plan de Linéa (B221, B222). Climb to the pass Baisse de la Croix (B223, 224, 225). Continue to the passes Baisse de Buse (B226), Baisse de Marsan (B227), Col du Savel (B237, B232), col de Saint Roch (B235, B187) and then col de la Porte (B188, B189). Climb to the Cime de Roccassièra (B194, B449) and descend to the pass Col de l’Autaret then the ruins of Rocca-Sparviera and the pass col Saint Michel (B448, 447, 444, 443). From the Col, descend to Coaraze (B203, 202, 201).

See also the GPS track on Movescount.

Between Col de l'Autaret then the ruins of Rocca-Sparviera (© Philippe Gatta)
Between Col de l’Autaret then the ruins of Rocca-Sparviera (© Philippe Gatta)

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