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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Haute Tinée

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D55 St-Etienne-de-Tinée » Roya
  |   4h15   |   13.1 km   |   983 m   |   631 m

Continuing on the GR® 5, the trail leaves the medieval village of St-Etienne-de-Tinée and borders the Tinée stream before rising up to the Auron ski resort, which it circumvents through the forest to reach the grassy Blainon pass. It reaches the stage destination at the hamlet of Roya, after passing via the Clot Giordan basin.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1166 m
| ABD  5.3 km / 1h45
1607 m
| CD  4 km / 1h30
Col de Blainon
2001 m
| D  3.8 km / 1h00
1516 m
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  • Tof - 2015-07-15
    Trieste-Monaco les 12 & 13/10/2014

    Après passage du col de Blainon, le versant de Roya est ponctué de nombreuses bergeries et granges utilisées ou abandonnées.

    Les seuls présents en montagne restent toujours les bergers. La descente sur Roya est superbe avec les premières couleurs d'automne.
    A Roya le gîte est fermé, bien entendu. Mais le toilette extérieur est accessible.

    Mauvais temps, orages en cours. Bivouac en contrebas du village avant le franchissement de la passerelle pour rejoindre le vallon de salevielle.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco 12 & 10/13/2014 Blainon After passing the pass, the slope of Roya is punctuated with numerous barns and sheep pens used or abandoned. The only present in the mountains are still the shepherds. The descent to Roya is superb with the first colors of autumn. Roya At the cottage is closed, of course. But the outside toilet is available. Bad weather, during storms. Bivouac below the village before crossing the bridge to join the salevielle valley.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Ma Vielle Ecole is very friendly place. Some people were camping by the river. Ask local people permission to camp.
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Roya to Col de Blainon : 1h30 nice walk
    Col de blainon going down to Auron ski resort in the woods
    Free Wifi available in the tourist office vincity (even when closed)
    Touristics place...plenty of stores available for food..bakery makes good bread
    Not really interesting way to reach down Saint Etienne de Tinee (few stores and restaurants)

    Roya - Saint Dalmas le Selvage 20km, 5h walking

    Less than 2hours up from Saint Sauveur @ Col d anelle there is water and good camping ground recommended by local man Auguste. Bathtub full of cool fresh water also available

    From Col d'anelle down to the gite in Saint dalmas it is not far..may be an hour extra (don t remember exactly how long)
  • Sabine_Bade - 2011-01-25
    Die Homepage der Gîte Ma Vieille Ecole:

    Gruß Sabine
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Homepage der Die My Old School House: Sabine Gruß
Last update : 2015-05-29