The route des crêtes 24 km of wonder :
The Route des Crêtes des Gorges du Verdon is one of France’s most spectacular panoramic routes, offering breathtaking views of the Gorges du Verdon and surrounding countryside.
The route makes a loop from La Palud-sur-Verdon to La Palud-sur-Verdon and winds through the surrounding hills, offering incredible panoramic views of the Gorges du Verdon. It also passes by no fewer than 9 lookouts, including the Dent d’aire lookout and the Gorge de Guègues lookout. You can admire the Gorges du Verdon from different angles. The breathtaking cliffs and turquoise waters of the Verdon create a landscape that is both majestic and awe-inspiring.
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The Blanc-Martel trail
The Blanc-Martel trail is a unique 16 km long one-way trail.
Which way to go?
There are several reasons why we recommend hiking from La Maline to Point Sublime.
Hiking is easier. In fact, it’s better to descend the 400 m difference in altitude between Chalet de la Maline and the Verdon than to climb them at the end of the hike, after 15 km of walking! The 250-step Imbert Gap is also easier and more impressive on the way down than on the way up.
The Blanc-Martel shuttle is designed to operate in the direction from La Maline to Point Sublime. The Chalet de la Maline is served by the morning shuttle bus from the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon.
Some parts of the trail are quite narrow, so it’s not always easy to pass each other. Although the trail can be walked in either direction, it’s best to follow the recommended direction, which is used by most hikers.
Chalet de la Maline
The starting point for the Blanc-Martel trail, Chalet de la Maline is close to the village of La Palud-sur-Verdon. Collective gîte and restaurant, this is the meeting point for hikers on the GR 4.
Le Point Sublime
The arrival point, Point Sublime in the commune of Rougon, marks the end of the journey. After crossing the Samson Corridor tunnel, take the stairs to the lookout and then the path to Point Sublime. 200 metres of ascent and you’re there!