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HIKE: Crêtes du Bauroux

Nice hiking ledge above the long plain that borders the famous RD 6085 called " Napoleon road " , so named in memory of the passage of the Emperor who made step Brondet Castle in 1815. Stretching from east to west and overlooking the surrounding synclines mountain Bauroux served as refuge habitat from the Neolithic age (caves at the foot of rocky bars ) to more recent periods ( Middle Ages ) , as evidenced by the site historic old Séranon where are still visible ruins of many ancient fortified village (XII - XIII century). Villages Séranon and Caille bring to pass their Provencal atmosphere with their facades aligned with blinding white limestone houses. Note the contrast between the rock and the desert adret Bauroux green and shady occupied by the extensive woods Défens .
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Of the village ( 1100 m - b.192 ) , reach the small road leading to houses Curnier passing over the old and new cemetery .

The trail itself starts to yaw before Curnier ( 1,165 m) , and then very gradually joined the Sainte -Brigitte (XVI ) restored in 1986.

We then see the ruins of Old Séranon ( b.193 ) where many sections of walls , keystone or arched windows suggest a significant permanent settlement in the Middle Ages ; times by vegetation, these ruins are staged to the crest of the neck Bauroux.Depuis Old Séranon ( 1320 m - b.194 ), follow to the right ( due east ) wire that runs along the ridge below a great journey.

This achieves very gradually the term of climb: the top of Bauroux ( 1,644 m).

Then initiate more rapid descent , passing near a tank to reach a track Lower neck ( 1,194 m - b.182 , 181) and along the West Plain Caille ( b.180 ) .

After crossing the village, walk a few hundred meters on the D.79 ( b.197 ) and join Séranon easily by taking a good way to flank ( b.196 ) .

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  • Ian T W.

    Excellent walk, beautiful surroundings; thanks Kevin for photos.

    May 20, 2014

  • andrea de p.

    dear Marjie, hope to see you next time :-)

    May 19, 2014

  • Marjie H.

    Thanks for posting pics Kevin, looks a really nice trail have to mark this as one to do myself. Andrea , sorry to have missed you our paths have not crossed in a long time. Regards also to Sandra

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes a great day out. A bit tough for me but still I enjoined the hike tremendously. I am so sad I have to leave this part of the world soon.

    May 19, 2014

  • Irene

    GREAT!

    May 19, 2014

  • andrea de p.

    and to Anna for the solidarity in falling down after me along the route.... :-)

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • andrea de p.

    a special thanks to Martin for his gentleman help... :-)

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Emma

    Amazing landscapes (thanks for the photos, Kevin) and a very pleasant group with an italian touch.
    This hike was a good choice V d'Azur!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • andrea de p.

    very pleasant...

    May 18, 2014

  • portia g.

    wonderful

    May 18, 2014

  • Cyril G.

    Hi everyone, I am living in Antibes and if there is people from Antibes, we can go together. Here is my phone number:[masked]

    May 17, 2014

    • Cyril G.

      Finally, I will not be able to attend. Have fun and I hope to see some of you in a future hiking. :)

      May 18, 2014

  • Ian T W.

    I guess I'll be driving from Monaco (rented car!), leaving about 7.35am

    May 17, 2014

  • corina

    Is there anyone with a place in the car from Nice? I have a friend that would like to join from nice - but s he is searching for a lift .. thanks

    May 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes I'm going from Nice. I can pick up from Valrose Universite tram stop 8am - can be reached at[masked]

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Emma. Great ! I shall be fine:-) See you all tomorrow.

    May 17, 2014

  • Emma

    Anna, there are not big differences in height, and it is just 10 kms. It is supposed to be "medium".

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone I m really excited about that one, just worried if it is too tough, all those hills... I am not experience hiker I do not want to slow down the group:-)

    May 17, 2014

  • Irene

    Hi to all, I live in Villeneuve-Loubet village and the way up via La Colle sur Loup is just 5min up the road for me. So if anybody wishes to car pool: park in the Village of Villeneuve-Loubet and I pick you up from there. Less pollution, less petrol cost and also better company (1hrs) drive. Please call me:[masked]

    May 17, 2014

  • Emma

    Have a good rest, Jackie, and prepare for the next one!
    Could there be a lift for someone coming from Monaco? Please inform me [masked]).

    May 16, 2014

  • Jackie W.

    Think i'll have to give it a miss too, a shame. Legs still suffering from a 600m very stony descent yesterday!

    May 16, 2014

  • Kevin

    Leaving Golfe-Juan at 8h if someone would like a ride.
    T[masked]

    May 13, 2014

  • Marjie H.

    Oooh this looks a super hike , darn another one I will miss

    May 13, 2014

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