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Les Roches Blanches -Rando 5

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Garde-Freinet
  • Magnificent walk to the highest point of La Garde-Freinet, the Roches Blanches (White Rocks) at a height of 637 m.

  • THE SITE
    The Maures massif - the most important forest massif in the Var
    A site of geological interest, the white rocks are composed of veins of sparkling quartz emerging from the schist.

    YOUR HIKE
    This magnificent hike to the highest point of La Garde-Freinet will take you to the site of the Roches Blanches, at 637 m, over a distance of about 8 to 9 km.

    PARKING
    Free parking of the Cross
    Location: below the Croix des Maures, at the beginning of the Marc Robert trail.
    Coming from...
    THE SITE
    The Maures massif - the most important forest massif in the Var
    A site of geological interest, the white rocks are composed of veins of sparkling quartz emerging from the schist.

    YOUR HIKE
    This magnificent hike to the highest point of La Garde-Freinet will take you to the site of the Roches Blanches, at 637 m, over a distance of about 8 to 9 km.

    PARKING
    Free parking of the Cross
    Location: below the Croix des Maures, at the beginning of the Marc Robert trail.
    Coming from Le Luc
    cross the village on the RD 558, at the exit of the village follow the sign "la croix" going up on the right.
    Coming from Grimaud
    At the entrance to the village, take the Chemin du Débat on the left, following the sign "la croix".

    THE ROUTE
    From the parking of the Cross, go down the road until it turns into a hairpin (fire hydrant). Take the path on the right that climbs up the hairpin, continue, always staying on the rightmost path. When you reach a small clearing, take the path that climbs to the left (towards the antenna). (It takes about 30-45 minutes to get there).
    You reach a flat area (antenna). Go towards the small building and follow the path for about 550 m. You reach the highest point of La Garde-Freinet: Les Roches Blanches (637 m), a quartz vein.
    There are also mica-schist and garnet crystals.
    Retrace your steps to the plain near the small building. (Or continue along the optional path). Take the track that descends to the left for about 650m. When you reach the crossroads of a track, turn right to reach the La Croix car park.

    INTERESTS
    The Roches Blanches, a site of geological interest
    Views over the Maures plain, the Escarcets lake, the Roquebrune rock, the Pre-Alps, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean

    RECOMMENDATIONS
    Only use the path during authorised periods.
    Ask about the state of opening of the forests.
    Avoid this hike on days with a strong Mistral wind.
  • Environment
    • In the country
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
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    • Pets welcome
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Subject to favorable weather
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