A short route that climbs up to the summit of the Loube mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and Alps. A wonderful walk with every step!
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Get to La Roquebrussane on the D5 and park at the bottom of the little street that leads to the Montagne de la Loube, just before the barrier: there is enough space for a several vehicles.
(D/A) Go past the gate and follow the road eastward.
(1) Near a tank, go past a crop-picking field, with goats if it's the right season.
Stay on the road as it rises gradually.
(2) Pass a rocky place at the Pas de Gravet: which almost looks like sculptures.
Continue to climb on the road, in the general direction of north.
(3) At the top, near the gate of the technical centre (centre technique), take the stairs to the left which lead to the viewing point(4).
You return to the start point on the same route (D/A).
D/A : km 0 - alt. 417m
1 : km 0.3 - alt. 440m - Crop-picking field
2 : km 1.93 - alt. 627m - Les Roches (rocks)
3 : km 3.88 - alt. 802m - Technical centre gate
4 : km 3.99 - alt. 788m - Viewing point, the summit of La Loube
D/A : km 7.98 - alt. 417m
Walk possible for children from 5 or 6 years' old, without any problems and with a few breaks on the climb. We (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 10) took 2 hours to complete the walk.
It takes 2 hours to climb, with regular breaks, and about an hour to descend on the same route.
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Take a camera for the magnificent views.
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