The Colorado of Rustrel

A colourful visit to a place known as the Colorado of Provence.

Technical sheet
No. 4098356
A Rustrel walk posted on 05/06/13 by MPrice. Update : 09/08/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h45[?]
Distance Distance : 5.16km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 90m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 93m
Highest point Highest point : 432m
Lowest point Lowest point : 356m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Monts de Vaucluse, Colorado Provencal de Rustrel
Location Location : Rustrel (84400)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.919709° / E 5.499823°
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Park in the large paying car park at the entrance to the site (D).

Take the big tarmacked path which quickly joins the GR6 (1).
Continue on the GR in a south-east direction up to the crossroads of paths where you will see an orange sign marked ACR1 (2).

Follow these waymarkers to do the circular walk shown on the attached map.
During the hike, it is possible to follow the signs for the ACR2 (blue) or the ACR3 (black). These signs indicate paths which enable you to explore the site via other waypoints.
All three trails meet up at the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 378m
1 : km 0.27 - alt. 368m - GR6
2 : km 1.3 - alt. 430m - Crossroads ACR1
D/A : km 5.16 - alt. 378m

Useful Information

On the Colorado of Provence site there are 3 ACR signs. ACR stands for 'Association Colorado Rustrel'. The Association produced marked trails for the whole site in order to enable visiting hikers to discover this charming site.
Now everyone can discover the White Desert, the Sahara, the Waterfall and many other things.
There is also a fee of € 6 which includes parking, the opportunity to discover the site and, in particular, the washing of the red ochre with a guide.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The Oppedette gorges.
The hilltop villages of Simiane-la-Rotonde and Banon.
Apt and Forcalquier.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Thu 10 Oct 2019 18:56:44 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 27/08/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

The east-side is very easy to walk, almost completely flat, but not much sightseeing points. The east-side is only for people who are able to walk over rocks and don't fear hights. It is also recommended to wear good shoes because the terrain is rough. Still no experience in mountainwalking is requested. Be prepared that in the village there is no possibility to eat or drink. So bring your own.

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