Castellar

Hiking Castellar-Menton via Balmetta and Baousset

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Castellar

  • An easy hike, almost entirely downhill. After some beautiful passages in the forest, the itinerary leads to Super-Garavan and continues in the direction of the old town of Menton, with magnificent views over the bay of Garavan and the Gulf of Peace.

  • From the car park at the entrance to the village, head towards the Saint-Sébastien chapel (marker 416) and, at the first intersection, turn right downhill in front of the school (marker 145). The road then climbs slightly before reaching a new intersection shortly after the Saint-Roch chapel. Turn right onto the road leading downhill towards Menton (marker 414 Menton by Balmetta and Baousset).
    After a few metres, the route, signposted and marked by a yellow rectangle, goes off to the left...
    From the car park at the entrance to the village, head towards the Saint-Sébastien chapel (marker 416) and, at the first intersection, turn right downhill in front of the school (marker 145). The road then climbs slightly before reaching a new intersection shortly after the Saint-Roch chapel. Turn right onto the road leading downhill towards Menton (marker 414 Menton by Balmetta and Baousset).
    After a few metres, the route, signposted and marked by a yellow rectangle, goes off to the left and flat. You then lose altitude along a small path with superb views, skirting some beautiful properties. Once past the Maglioc ravine, the route runs alongside an imposing wall that obscures the view of a magnificent property. Shortly afterwards, this path joins a concrete track near the motorway and passes through a completely painted tunnel at the end of which you come out onto the road. Go up to the right and turn left at the first intersection onto the road to Colle Supérieure (sign), in the direction of the old town. The road climbs steeply at first and then descends through the houses, passing the Trabuquet cemetery. After a few steps downhill, you reach a crossroads with the old Menton cemetery opposite, at the top of the old town. There, on this small square, turn left into the small alley that runs alongside the cemetery. Then, by a succession of stairs, reach the Saint-Michel basilica in Menton.
  • Environment

    • Mountain view
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village 2 km away
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Sea view
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