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Sospel / Peille / Peillon

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
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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)
R160 Sospel » Peillon
Trail crossing
  |   5h45   |   19.1 km   |   1191 m   |   1164 m

This long, low-altitude stage leaves Sospel and heads towards the Farguet pass before descending again through very Mediterranean countryside to the preserved village of Peille before arriving at the hamlet of Peillon, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
348 m
| D  3.2 km / 1h00
Col Saint-Jean
650 m
| D  2.8 km / 1h10
Baisse du Pape
1026 m
| D  1.1 km / 0h20
Col du Farguet
1081 m
| B  3.8 km / 1h15
Pas d'Ongrand
423 m
| D  3.5 km / 0h55
650 m
| D  3.1 km / 0h25
Colletta Basse
542 m
| D  1.6 km / 0h40
381 m
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  • Socrate Georgiades - 2019-09-06
    Contrairement à ce qui est indiqué sur le topo-guide, il n'y a aucune épicerie à Peille ni même à Peillon (la dernière a fermé en 1946). En revanche, il y a une crêperie à Peille dans un très beau cadre et un restaurant assez chic à Peillon. Donc, il faut bien prévoir son approvisionnement à Sospel pour ce dernier tronçon qui mène à Monaco en deux jours.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Contrary to what is indicated on the topo-guide, there is no grocery store in Peille or even in Peillon (the last closed in 1946). On the other hand, there is a creperie in Peille in a beautiful setting and a rather chic restaurant in Peillon. So, we must predict its supply to Sospel for this last stretch that leads to Monaco in two days.
  • Berta - 2018-09-01
    In Peille gibt es ein Bed &Breakfast La Vela Doppelzimmer mit FS 100 €, wir konnten leider nichts günstigeres finden . Gutes Essen In der Creperia, man kann an einem idyllischen Platz draußen Essen. In Peillon auch nur eine teure Auberge
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In Peille there is a Bed & Breakfast La Vela double room with FS 100 €, we could not find anything better. Good food In the creperia, you can eat outside in an idyllic place. In Peillon also only an expensive Auberge
  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-13
    Monaco- Trieste

    It is important to stay on the correct trail from Peillon to Peille. Leaving Peille esy to get on the wrong trail; there are biking trails, that can be mistaken for walking trails. The past over the last few kilometers begins to get overgrown in some places. In Sospel there are many places to sleep. There is also a free camping platz, possible to pitch a tent.
  • Elisabeth - 2016-11-28
    1° Le GR 510, qui coupe la route à deux reprises, a besoin d'un bon débroussaillage : j'ai dû forcer le passage dans les ronces (avis à la commune de Sospel).
    2° Le balisage, correct au départ, devient de plus en plus incertain à partir de Saint-Siméon et plus encore au Pas d'Ongrand et disparaît complètement à l'approche de Peille.
    2° Malgré les doléances des randonneurs, il n'y a toujours pas de balisage correct pour trouver la direction de Peillon. Le point Information de Peille n'est d'aucun secours : personne ne connaît la Via Alpina ! De plus, erreur du descriptif : le départ du sentier est sur la gauche de la route et non sur la droite.
    3° Il n'y a pas de gîte à Peillon, seulement une chic auberge (80 € la chambre sans le petit-déjeuner !). J'ai bivouaqué.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    1 ° The GR 510, which cuts the road twice, needs a good brushing: I had to force the passage in the brambles (notice to the commune of Sospel). 2 ° The markup, correct at the beginning, becomes more and more uncertain from Saint-Siméon and even more at Pas d'Ongrand and disappears completely at the approach of Peille. 2 ° Despite the grievances of hikers, there is still no correct markup to find the direction of Peillon. The information point of Peille is no help: no one knows Via Alpina! In addition, error in the description: the start of the trail is on the left of the road and not on the right. 3 ° There is no cottage in Peillon, only a chic hostel (80 € per room without breakfast!). I bivouacked.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2014-08-21
    Peillon is a museum town. Only Gite was open a week ago and full ( open on reservation only!!!!). No restaurants open on wednesday. But the nice girl in Initiative d'Syndicat tried to find a place for me. I decided to camp in olive grove nearby ( with olive grove's owners' permission of course)
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-22
    Monaco - Trieste

    Peillon to Peille is not well marked as i remember. Peille have a restaurant. Water and food available.
    Easy to get on the wrong trail going up out of Peille then down to Pas d ongrand.
    Col du farguet or little bit down (Baisse du pape) can make a good camping ground...woods water...worth the effort going down to crash in Sospel (water and camping site available)
    water is available even off season and possible to camp and take shower

    details of this stage

    Possible to reach Sospel from monaco (8hours walking, 3hours off)
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-05-21
    Aprés quelques difficultés a trouver le bon itinéraire dans la traversée de PEILLE, le balisage étant inexistant, j'ai rejoint PEILLON par un ancien chemin muletier. Arrivé dans ce vieux village et faute d'une autre solution, j'ai repris la trace pour marcher jusqu'a La TURBIE. En effet, le propriétaire de l'Auberge de la Madone n'était pas vraiment disposé à aménager l'horaire du petit dejeuner du lendemain. Regrets !
    J'ai donc découvert LA TURBIE et le Rocher de MONACO avec un peu d'avance. J'aurais également pu terminer la Via Alpina dans la foulée...Finalement, j'ai trouvé un hotel dans la rue principale, à proximité du " Trophée des Alpes ".
    Hotel NAPOLEON
    7 Avenue de la Victoire
    04 93 51 62 66
    Automatic translation [Google]
    After some difficulty in finding the right route when crossing PEILLE, markup being nonexistent, I joined PEILLON by an ancient mule track. Arrived in this old village and lack of an alternative, I took the trail to walk up the TURBIE. Indeed, the owner of the Auberge de la Madone was not really willing to adjust the timetable of the breakfast the next day. Regrets! So I discovered THE MONACO TURBIE and Rock with a little advance. I would also have been able to complete the Via Alpina in stride ... Finally, I found a hotel on the main street, close to the "Trophée des Alpes". Hotel NAPOLEON 7 Victory Avenue April 93 51 62 66 Email:
  • Henk Nouws - 2012-09-03
    There is no hotel in Peille, and only an expensive one in Peillon. To find the correct path, my advice would be to use the GPX file from this website.
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-24
    After passing Pas d'Ongrand and entering the driving-road after a approx. 100 altitude meters upwards, the hiking direction indeed goes shortly northern. Since I was a little bit weired about this, I talked to a car-driver and directly followed the street to Peile. Whatever path you take, it should take almost the same time.

    There's no way sign in Peile aiming the way to Peillon, only a weak yellow marker on a sharp turn of the road. Just follow this hiking path. You'll soon find other yellow path markers on the next few meters.
  • Dury Dominique - 2010-04-18
    La chambre d'hôte "Les Lavandes" à Peille n'existe plus depuis 3 ans.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The B & B "The Lavenders" no longer exists in Peille 3 years.
  • Del Tredici mGiovanni - 2010-04-03
    Come da vostre indicazioni mi sono fermato per una mezza pensione all'Auberge de la Madone a Peillon. Il prezzo totale anziche essere 44 Euro come da voi indicato fu di 120 Euro poi ridotto a 108. Credo che questa info venga data ai futuri escursionisti vista la notevole differenza di prezzo.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    As per your instructions, I stopped for a half-board at the Auberge de la Madone Peillon. The total price to be 44 instead of Euro as you indicated was then reduced to 120 Euro to 108. I think this info is given to future hikers given the significant price difference.
Last update : 2019-12-18