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Quality : very good
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée / Rimplas / Valdeblore / Saint-Martin-Vésubie
Moyenne Tinée
Parc National du Mercantour, zone périphérique
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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
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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)
D58 St Sauveur-sur-Tinée » St-Martin-Vésubie
  |   6h05   |   19 km   |   1234 m   |   721 m

This stage leaves St-Sauveur-sur-Tinée on the GR® 5 to reach the Valdeblore valley and its hamlets (Rimplas, La Bolline, La Roche then St-Dalmas and the La Colmiane resort), before dipping on the GR® 52A down to the fortified medieval village of St-Martin-Vésubie, capital of the “Niçois Switzerland” and stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
St Sauveur-sur-Tinée
495 m
| BD  4.9 km / 1h40
1014 m
| C  4 km / 1h10
La Bolline
1039 m
| BC  3.4 km / 1h00
1296 m
| BC  1.8 km / 0h45
Col St-Martin (La Colmiane)
1506 m
| D  4.9 km / 1h30
989 m
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  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-13
    ** There is a gite located in St. Sauveur for 20 euros. may be possible to bivouac by the river. Grocery store in town as well.
  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-13
    Monaco- Trieste

    Trail is easy to follow for this stage. High temperatures and minimal shade made this stage more difficult than it should have been. Plenty of refueling opportunities during this stage.

    The trail from Rimplas to St. Sauveur should be approached with caution. Danger of falling rocks.
  • Tof - 2015-07-15
    Trieste-Monaco le 15/10/2014

    Journée de transition paysagère pour rejoindre la vallée de la Vésubie: présence du chêne, terre oxydée. Les pentes restent assez raides.

    Rimplas, joli village d'altitude.

    Arrêt à St Dalmas (valdeblore) pour éviter "la Suisse Niçoise".
    Attention à l'information sur ce site: le gite des marmottes n'est pas vraiment ouvert tous les jours de l'année car il n'est ouvert que le week-end en cette période.

    Le gîte du centre-village (qui disposait d'une pancarte label GTA) n'a quant à lui jamais voulu répondre au téléphone... bien qu'ouvert toute l'année. Pas très fiable.

    Merci aux propriétaires du gîte rural à proximité qui ont bien voulu ouvrir leur grange remplie de foin !

    Ravitaillement possible: épicerie, bar et boulangerie.

    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 10/15/2014 Landscape Transition day to reach the valley of Vésubie: presence of oak, oxidized soil. The slopes are steep. Rimplas, pretty village of altitude. Stop at St Dalmas (valdeblore) to avoid "Niçoise Switzerland". Attention to the information on this site: the cottage marmots is not really open every day of the year because it is only open on weekends in the period. The lodging of the town center (which had a placard label GTA) has meanwhile never wanted to answer the phone ... while open all year. Not very reliable. Thank you to the owners of the cottage nearby who were willing to open their barn filled with hay! Can supply: grocery store, bar and bakery.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Hotel Valdeblore's two ladys are very friedly. A little shop is on an opposite side of the road to a good pizzeria/restaurant.
  • Maya CG - 2014-07-23
    Übernachtung im Au Relais d'Auron nicht empfehlenswert. Günstig aber unfreundlich!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Night is not recommended in Au Relais d'Auron. Cheap but rude!
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-22
    Monaco - Trieste

    From St Martin it goes up to Col Saint Martin at the ski resort area before going down smoothly in Vallee de la Tinee, catching up with GR5 in St Dalmas

    Plenty of food and water available during that stage

    It is easy to reach St sauveur de Tinee (cheap gite municipal available in St sauveur) from St Martin

    St Martin Vesubie - Roure :7h10 of walking

    From St sauveur de Tinee to Roure there is only a +500m to reach Roure gite. only an extra hour walk from St sauveur
Last update : 2015-05-14