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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Saint-Martin-Vésubie / Roquebillière / Belvédère
Vallée de la Vésubie
Parc National du Mercantour, zone périphérique
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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

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
D59 St-Martin-Vésubie » Belvédère
  |   5h00   |   16.1 km   |   656 m   |   830 m

The trail leaves St-Martin-Vésubie on the GR® 52A. It follows its course on a steady mountainside slope to reach Berthemont-les-Bains, a thermal village dating back to the 19th century, before heading on to the hanging village of Belvédère, the stage destination at the meeting point of the Vésubie and Gordolasque valleys.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
989 m
| BD  9.2 km / 2h30
937 m
| D  6.9 km / 2h30
815 m
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  • dmartin - 2015-07-20
    Pour en savoir plus sur le village de Belévdère, nous vous invitons à consulter les photos et informations sur le site :
    Bonne visite !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Hello, For more information on the village of Belévdère, we invite you to consult the photos and information on the site: Enjoy!
  • Tof - 2015-07-17
    Trieste-Monaco le 16/10/14

    Depuis Valdeblore belle descente sur St Martin. Jolie petite ville. Ravitaillement recommandé si on reste en altitude. Sinon plus bas possible à Roquebillière dans la vallée.

    Au vu des prix des hébergements, suis redescendu en vallée avant Berthemont pour rejoindre Roquebillière. Descente un peu laborieuse pour trouver un passage. Au niveau de la route nationale longer quelques centaines de mètres puis descendre le long de la Vésubie. Rester rive gauche sur sentier qui amène jusqu'au vieux Roquebillière et au camping "les Templiers".

    <b>Pour la région</b>, camping bon marché. Placé en-dessous de Belvèdère. Tous services possibles dans la ville-haute de Roquebillière. Ouvert tard en saison. "Les templiers" 06 35 25 77 77 -04 93 03 40 28.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco 16.10.14 Since the Valdeblore beautiful descent on St. Martin. Nice little town. Supply recommended if you stay at altitude. Otherwise lowest in Roquebillière in the valley. Given the prices for lodging, went back down in the valley before Berthemont Roquebillière to join. Down a little laborious to find a passage. At the national road along a few hundred meters then descend along the Vésubie. Stay left bank trail that leads to the old Roquebillière and camping "Templars." <b>For the area,</b> cheap camping. Placed below Belvèdère. All possible services in the upper-town of Roquebillière. Open late in the season. "The Templars" 06 35 25 77 77 -04 93 03 40 28.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Gite in Belvedere has only 6 ( or was it 8) beds. Breakfast possible.
    Hotel mentioned is not in Belvedere but 8-12 kms from it ( depends whom you ask). Good pizzeria in town ( takeaway mainly, but few tables outdoors.
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-22
    Monaco - Trieste

    From Belvedere to Berthemont it is quite flat

    Via Alpina does goes in Berthemont les bains...passing over

    It goes up to a high point from berthemont..fresh water streams on the way to cool off asses

    Gite les champouns is off St martin about 2km..there is another gite in town but was not open/full on the day I showed up
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-10-19
    Caution: Trail takes a SHARP RIGHT just before a large stream on the uphill route to Berthemont. I was so fixated on the water ahead of me that I missed the right turn and spent an hour fighting thorn bushes on false trails leading uphill beyond the stream.
  • Sabine_Bade - 2009-06-24
    Bei den Angaben zu Auf- und abstieg dieser Etappe fehlen leider die Zwischenan- und aufstiege.
    In Nord-Süd-Richtung =
    Aufstieg ca. 680 m
    Abstieg ca. 820 m
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Note: For information on development and this stage descent sadly lacking the intermedi- and climbs. In north-south direction = climb about 680 m descent approximately 820 m
Last update : 2015-05-14