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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Roure / Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée
Moyenne Tinée
Parc National du Mercantour, zone périphérique
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Stage point (start or end of stage)
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Town, village
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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
D57 Refuge de Longon » St Sauveur-sur-Tinée
  |   3h50   |   11.2 km   |   10 m   |   1398 m

Via Alpina takes the GR® 5 to leave the core zone of the Mercantour national park just after the Longon hut. It then descends steadily via the typical village of Roure to the stage destination, St-Sauveur-sur-Tinée, a fortified medieval village.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Refuge de Longon
1894 m
| D  3.1 km / 1h10
1469 m
| B  5 km / 1h10
1097 m
| D  3.1 km / 1h30
St Sauveur-sur-Tinée
495 m
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  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-13
    Relatively quick stage. Trail is poorly marked by Rougios. Beautiful views after climbing the way up to "Refuge de Longon". HIGHLY recommend staying the night at the refuge. Amazing food and great company.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Beware these region in the two first weeks of August: all hotels are full. I was told there's no gite in town ( by the owner of the little hotel on a main street)
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-22
    Monaco - Trieste

    Roure have a gastronomic restaurant where you can inquire for the gite key. Roure Gite is 12euros(nice and clean with a free washing machine)

    Roure gite neighbours Marcelle and Yann will be able to sale you some groceries if needed and even the precious washing liquid.

    Give them both a big kiss from me if your passing by

    From Roure, refuge de Longon is about 2h30..may be 3hours for a tired person

    St martin Vesubie - Roure : 7h10
Last update : 2015-05-14