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Malatra Panoramic Tour - Circuit 4

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer
  • Remarkable panoramic circuit nested on the Corniche des Maures by small paths drowned under a vegetation where cork oaks, mimosas, heathers, strawberry trees... with the backdrop of the great blue of the Gulf of St-Tropez to the Esterel.

  • If the visibility is good, you may see the Mercantour and the snow... Difficult but fabulous hike!

    Free parking near the Tourist Office or at Le Patec.

    1 - Departure from the Tourist Office (car park), walk along the avenue Etienne Gola to the left (direction Cavalaire) for about fifty meters to climb the monumental staircase and arrive at the Patec (round pergola). Go towards the church opposite, go up the stairs that run along the church on the left (note the amphitheatre). At the...
    If the visibility is good, you may see the Mercantour and the snow... Difficult but fabulous hike!

    Free parking near the Tourist Office or at Le Patec.

    1 - Departure from the Tourist Office (car park), walk along the avenue Etienne Gola to the left (direction Cavalaire) for about fifty meters to climb the monumental staircase and arrive at the Patec (round pergola). Go towards the church opposite, go up the stairs that run along the church on the left (note the amphitheatre). At the 1st asphalt road (Corniche de Lyon) turn right (do not climb the stairs in front of you = another circuit).
    - Follow the fluorescent yellow markings for 200 m to the crossroads. At the crossroads, turn left for 30m. Leave the road at the level of the water tower and turn right onto the rising dirt track (there is a sign on the right).
    directional star neck).
    - Follow this path between beautiful villas by following the arrows. At the intersection, climb the draye (direction Col de l'étoile) up to the Corniche de Paris (asphalt road). Continue on the cornice on the right to reach a
    crossroads downhill where an EDF transformer is located.
    - From there, take the rather steep dirt road on the left (between the red fire hydrant and the transformer (presence of a directional panel
    yellow on the wall)

    2 - Arrived on the road from the Corniche du Parin to the Col de l'Etoile, cross the road and take the track opposite which goes down and along the villa "Auberge l'étoile" on the yellow circuit A 49 - Fenouillet - Etoile (be careful, do not take the parallel track slightly on the left which goes up).
    - Go down the track for 300m to take the 1st path on the left which goes into the forest (fluorescent yellow trace on the rock on the left) and which passes chestnut and cherry trees as well as the ruin of an old farm (note: source of Fenouillet).
    - Follow the narrowing path, first downhill followed by a steep trail steep enough to reach the green metallic fire tank "RCL4". Continue to climb while staying on the left track. 200m after the steep slope, turn left and follow the path to the old farms of Fenouillet.
    (Presence of a well and a basin. NON-POTABLE WATER)
    - Continue and go around the walls of the farmhouse following the track on the right (do not take the track that goes up on the left).
    - Follow the yellow track for 500 m then turn left and climb towards the EDF iron pylon when leaving the track. Go up the embankment by following the draye which goes up. Pass
    At the intersection with the asphalt forest road (A33, Piste des Pradels), turn right.

    3 - After the green cistern "RCL5", leave the road to take the 1st dirt track on the left (steep and long climb) - Go through the umbrella pine and cedar plantations.
    Just before arriving on the asphalt road, take the track on the left (long and steep climb) to reach the crossroads at the level of the "CMR2" cistern (without overtaking it) at 300m: take on the extreme right (ignore the track).
    Pradels South) and follow the small path going up, GR 51 itinerary, (red and white markings but also yellow markings) leading to the highest point of Malatra (475m): at the stone cairn, turn left.
    to reach the 360° point of view: picnic recommended at this place
    - Then go down the steep and rather difficult slope to the intersection of the A33 road, then turn left on this road to arrive in a large bend at the concrete tank "CMR8" (view of Cavalaire and Cap Lardier).
    - For the return journey, no longer follow the yellow trail that passes under the tank and the EDF pylon that descends to Cavalaire but continue the descent on the asphalt road for 2.5 km.
    Pass in front of the green tank RCL5, continue on this road until the important crossroads A33-Piste du Drapeau. Turn left on the rising dirt track at the fire hydrant on your left (blue markings on its
    protections).
    - After the water tower, there is a bench at the belvedere (photos and rest).
    - Always go down this track (ignore the wooden stairs on the right) to reach the Col de l'Etoile/Corniche du Parin.

    4 - Arrived at the Col de l'Etoile, go back in the opposite direction to the route taken on the outward journey by the draye on the sea side at the fire hydrant (see point 1 in the opposite direction) to reach the Tourist Office.
    Every year from 21 June to 20 September, the Var prefecture regulates access, traffic and parking on certain roads serving the Var forest massifs. This system informs walkers about the possibilities of access to the forest areas and the level of danger of forest fires. Connect to the var.gouv.fr website.
  • Environment
    • Village 2 km away
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
Services
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • on a leash
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