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Guided hikes in the Verdon natural regional park
(from June to September)

In the footsteps of the boxwood cutters

Verso-page-002A small loop to regain reckless and adventurous spirit of these men who were fearless, accompanied perhaps by the great wings of the Verdon, namely – the griffon vulture.
By appointment only
Sunday and Tuesday (July and August) – morning –Walking time: 4 hours

At dusk on the tracks of chamois

Affiche-page-002Walking on the ridges, we will try to observe this emblematic animal of peaks and we will enjoy exceptional sunset and panorama. Using a hand-held telescope or binoculars recommended.
By appointment only
Sunday and Tuesday (July and August) – evening – Walking time4 hours

RATES (entry ticket to the Museum of woodturning included):

  • 13 € – adults
  • 8 € – children
  • free for -12 years old
  • accessible starting from 8 years old
  • for minimum 2 persons and maximum 12 persons

Also, other guided hikes are offered:

  • the discovery of Saint Maurin – from Aiguines or House of the Park – Monday morning (July and August), 15 € – adults, 10 € – from 10 to 14 years old, free for -10 years old
  • the Vultures tour – from Aiguines or St Maime – Monday evening (July and August), 18 € – adults, 15 € – from 10 to 14 years old, free for -10 years old
  • the Grand Margès – from Aiguines – Saturday all day long (4h-5h) – 18 € – adults, 15 € – from 10 to 14 years old, free for -10 years old (entry ticket to the Museum of woodturning included)
  • the Imbut path – from Aiguines – Saturday all day long (5h-6h) – 20 € – adults, 15 € – from 12 to 14 years old, not recommended for -12 years old

To provide for hikes: walking shoes or good sneakers, 1.5 liters of water per person, appetite suppressants, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing.

Booking:JM Novaropetite
Mr Jean-Michel NOVARO
Instructor with state patent
+33 (0)6 79 33 72 10
+33 (0)6 73 63 47 57

Walking paths around Aiguines

Unmarked footpath “Col d’Illoire”

20160311_110034Starting from the village, this unmarked foothpath will guide you to the wonderfull viewpoint of Col d’Illoire (967 meters high).
Walking time: 2 hours there-and-back trip

Description – Col d’Illoire EN

Discovery tout around the village

Let yourself be guided through the alleys of the village and discover its history, its natural and cultural heritage.

Walking time: 1h30

Description – “Entre nature et patrimoine”

Hiking and MTB trail “Vers Les Salles”

Starting from the village, this trail offers the access to the Sainte-Croix lake and to the village of Les Salles-sur-Verdon. It’s suitable for families and for mountain bikers. Thanks to this path you can enjoy the natural heritage and landscapes of Aiguines.
Walking time: about 2 hours there-and-back trip

Description – Vers Les Salles EN
Itinéraire Google Earth (fichier kmz téléchargeable)

Hiking trails around Aiguines

The Verdon footpaths offer to discover unforgettable viewpoints, but are classified as “difficult”. Always stay on footpaths and cross the Verdon river only on made-up footbridges (to avoid to be carried away by the river). Before hiking, feel free to contact the staff of the tourist office or of the town hall for more information.

The Imbut Trail
Warning! The descent of Les Cavaliers who is a part of the Imbut Trail is closed until January, 15th, 2020 due to a rocks collapse. Please, contact the Tourist Information Desk of Aiguines for more information


This hike is inundeniably the most beautiful of the Grand Canyon. The footpath follows the Verdon bed up to the Imbut point (Imbut = funnel).
The start point is close to the Grand Canyon hotel, 15 kilometres far from the village.
Hike lenght: 9 kilometers
Descent / Ascent difference of level: 340 meters / 400 meters

Beware: This hike is unsuitable to children under 10 and to persons suffering from vertigo. Dogs are forbidden. Hiking leaflets, maps and guidebooks are available to be consulted or bought at the tourist office of Aiguines or in shops in the village.
Walking time: 4h30 – 5 hours there-and-back trip or 4 – 5 hours (the loop via the Vidal exit, difficult)
Details on: http://www.cheminsdesparcs.fr/pedestre/le-sentier-de-limbut/

Discovery of the Grand Margès via the GR99

Grand-MargesThe Grand Margès is 1577 meters at its highest point and offers an outstanding panorama. At the top, the view is surprising: you can see the Sainte-Croix Lake, the Valensole plateau, the lower part of the Grand Canyon, the foothills of the Alps near Digne or Castellane. The view goes from the Mont Ventoux and the Baronnies to the sea and the Massif des Maures.
Walking time4h30 – 5 hours there-and-back trip

Itinéraire Google Earth (fichier kmz téléchargeable)
Details on: http://www.cheminsdesparcs.fr/walking/the-grand-marges/


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