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France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Alpes-Maritimes
La Bollène-Vésubie / Moulinet / Sospel
Vallée de la Bévéra
Parc National du Mercantour
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D61 Col de Turini » Sospel
Trail crossing
  |   8h45   |   18.9 km   |   725 m   |   2007 m

This last, low-altitude, stage on the Blue Trail, takes the GR® 52A. It enters the core zone of the Mercantour national park just after the village of Moulinet and leaves it at the “Bandita de Barrins” area on the southernmost edge of the Mercantour national park. Next, a descent brings you to the stage destination, Sospel, a medieval village at the heart of the Bévéra valley.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Col de Turini
1617 m
| D  2.7 km / 0h45
Baisse de Patronel
1616 m
| D  4.8 km / 2h00
Moulinet
787 m
| D  7.8 km / 3h00
Baisse de Figuiera
748 m
| D  3.6 km / 3h00
Sospel
348 m
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  • Maya CG - 2014-07-23
    In Moulinet gibt es ein ausgezeichnetes Resto grad vis-à-vis der Kirche: Grain de Sel. Sehr gutes Essen und liebenswürdige Besitzerin
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In Moulinet there is an excellent Resto degree vis-à-vis the Church: Grain de Sel. Very good food and gracious owner
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-22
    Monaco - Trieste
    Sospel Camping ground is located nearby Sospel center, nice church there.

    Followed blue trail because lots of remaining snow was still available in the vallee des merveilles in June 2013

    Leaving Sospel following GR52 to enter Mercantour National park.

    GR52 keeps going up..Via alpina goes down to Moulinet.
    Camping ground and gite d etape in Moulinet, bar/restaurant le trou du renard where JO 66 will delight you with local home made cooking

    Tourists hotels and restaurants are available at Col de Turini
    Possible to grab some fresh water and go down towards Bollene Vesubie where a hut/shelter is open and available (free roof), there was markers (cabane pastorale if i recall correctly) pointing direction to the hut/shelter and it appears on IGN map I had too

    Details of this stage http://viaalpina2013.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/day-2-sospel-bollene-vesubie/ Sospel - Bollene Vesubie : 8h10 walking, 4hours resting
  • Sabine_Bade - 2013-05-15
    Vorsicht beim Zwischenziel Moulinet:
    Die kommunale Gîte bietet keine Verpflegung!
    Was wichtig ist, da es im Ort keinerlei Möglichkeit gibt, abends essen zu gehen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Be careful when intermediate target Moulinet: The municipal gite has no meal! What is important, because there is no way the place to go eat dinner.
  • Jean-Luc - 2010-03-10
    A Sospel, évitez ABSOLUMENT le gîte du Mercantour. L'état de propreté des chambres laisse franchement à désirer. Literie plus que douteuse, sanitaires sales...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Sospel, ABSOLUTELY avoid the lodging of Mercantour. The cleanliness of the rooms left to be desired. Bedding more than doubtful, health sales ...
  • Sabine_Bade - 2009-06-24
    Vorsicht:
    Der Wegverlauf ist auf der Karte verkehrt verzeichnet. Die Etappe folgt zur Gänze dem GR 52A.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Caution: The itinerary is listed wrong on the map. The route follows entirely the GR 52A.
Last update : 2014-03-07