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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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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
Town, village
Other locality

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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  • 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: The specifications for construction and descent of this stage is unfortunately missing the Zwischenan and climbs. = In north-south direction Rise about 680 m Descent approximately 820 m
Last update : 2015-05-14