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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée / Roubion / Roure
Moyenne Tinée
Parc National du Mercantour
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D56 Roya » Refuge de Longon
  |   6h55   |   17.8 km   |   1261 m   |   864 m

The trail leaves the hamlet of Roya via the little Sallevieille valley on the GR® 5, overlooked by Mt Mounier, and then reaches the Crousette pass, followed by the Moulines pass, the entrance to the Mercantour national park. Next, it descends to the Portes de Longon valley and arrives at the hut by the same name, which is the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1516 m
| C  6.6 km / 3h50
Col de Crousette
2486 m
| C  4.9 km / 1h30
Col des Moulines
1983 m
| C  6.3 km / 1h35
Refuge de Longon
1894 m
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  • Maya CG - 2014-07-23
    Freundliche, aber sehr einfache Unterkunft im Refuge de London
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Friendly, but very basic accommodation in the Refuge de London
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Flat and great walk to portes de Longon in the Mercantour national park, going down to hameau de vignols before going up to Col des Moulines

    Col de Crousette was the first spot where neves and lots of snow was still on (mid June 2013 - still more than 50cm of snow). Ask refuge de longon or Roya keeper for condition.

    Had to walk few hours in the hikers that backed up and canceled there trip due to heavy snow in the col de crousette area

    Col de crousette is about 3h30 from refuge de Longon. Took me an extra 3h45 to walk down to Roya with lots of snow

    Possible to pitch a tent in the lower part of the Roya hamlet...Gite vieille ecole can provide food (paid 15euros for hot shower and dinner) and accomodation if needed

    Roure - Roya : 7h40 walking, 3h resting, 30,6km

Last update : 2015-05-14