A week after the Vertical Km race, we went back to Saint Martin-Vésubie for a 25 km +1800 m Trail. We did the Trail #8, Lacs des Millefonts as described on the Trail resort of Saint Martin-Vésubie website. We started off from the signpost 69 instead of Saint Martin-Vésubie to avoid the first kilometer on the road. The Trail is very scenic, especially on the crest from the Col du Barn, Pepoiri (2574 m), Petoumier and Tete du Brec. Overall the trail is relatively easy except some rocky sections between the Lacs des Millefonts and Tete du Brec.
Philippe close to Pepoiri (© Anna Gatta)
Distance: 25 km, ascent: 1800 m / descent: 1800 m.
Anna in Vallon des Millefonts (© Philippe Gatta)
Description: start after Saint Martin-Vésubie at the signpost 72. Follow the GR 52A up to La Colmiane (71, 327, 92, 92a, 91). Continue to the signpost and follow the GR 52 to the Lacs des Millefonts (81, 82, 83) and the Col de Barn (84). Climb to the Pepoiri (77), highest point of the Trail and follow the crest along the Petoumier, Tete du Brec and Baus de la Frema (90). Descend to the Vallon de Anduebis (89, 88, 87, 86) then Le Villars (333) and return to Saint Martin-Vésubie (335, 70b, 70a, 70).
Anna and the Lac Gros behind (© Philippe Gatta)