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Caramy Gorges

Hikes & walks in Tourves

Visit on foot to the Caramy Gorges from the car park at the Roman bridge at the entrance to the Caramy Gorges. Walk along the Caramy, past Rambert farm, then climb up on the right towards Saint-Probace Chapel and its oratories. In the forest, along the way, you will see the old charcoal kilns, an old lime oven, and then, on the karst plateau, there is a breathtaking view over the entire valley, the village, the castle, the large and the small Bessillon (old volcanoes), the Mourre de Chanier (entrances to the Verdon), the Alps in the background, Lure Mountain on the left, Sainte-Victoire Mountain and Saint-Maximin Abbey opposite, the Loube Mountain on the right and the Sainte-Baume on the left. Walk down the Chemin des Oratoires, past Notre-Dame de la Salette Chapel, view over Tourves Castle, the Néron Park and return to the car park along Chemin des Grès and Les Ferrages. A quick dip in the Caramy will recharge your batteries and refresh you!

Description sheet

DepartmentVar
Departure municipalityTourves
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration4h00
Recommended periodfrom january to december
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres7.5 mi
Altitude upon departure350m
Change in altitude300m

Access

From the centre of the village, outside the Town Hall, between the bakery and the tobacconist, take Rue des Ecoles to the end and turn right on to Rue du Stade. Pass below the metal tunnel and take the path opposite past the stadium and continue towards Caramy for about 2 km. The Roman bridge car park is on the right before the bridge and the fire gate after the olive grove.

Itinerary

Caramy car park.

Take the path straight ahead, leave the Roman bridge on your left and continue along the path. The river is on the left.

Pass Rambert farm. Leave the gorges on the left and take the path which winds along on the right.

Climb up to the plateau.

Turn right at the top towards Saint-Probace Chapel. Admire the landscape, have a drink, rest and visit.

Descend past the oratories taking care because the path is rocky and slippery.

At the bottom, stop and visit Notre-Dame de la Salette.

Return via the stadium, along Chemin des Grès, Les Ferrages, to the Caramy car park.

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