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Hiking Around St Andre Les Alpes

Fly St Andre is a perfect location for lovers of the great outdoors with beautiful walks from the door of your apartment.

Perhaps take a gentle 30 minute stroll up the knoll behind the property to the statues of the Saints or meander through the open valley floor of Thorame Basse.

If you like more demanding days challenge yourself to climb the nearby mountains of the Crete de Serres (1764 m), Le Chalvet (1609m) or visit the abandoned village of Courchons (1456m).

For more drama and within 45 minutes drive are the impressive gorges of St Pierre, Daluis and most famous of the all "Les Gorges du Verdon". The latter is Europe's largest canyon at 25km long and 700m deep. Watch the resident vultures soar the cliffs from the dizzying belvederes or explore the gorge from one of its classic paths such as Sentier Martel (14km 6- 8 hours) which follows the river by a series of steps, tunnels, ladders and idyllic trails.

Our goal is to support you to have a really memorable holiday.

We can help you with

  • Suggested daily itineraries based on your preferences and fitness
  • Support with GPS route downloads
  • Hire of rucsacs, maps and walking poles
  • Use of guide books for the locality
  • Shuttle service to support your planned itinerary.

Here's a selection of shorter walks that may interest you

Short walks

Description

Time
(approx.)

Distance
(km)

Ascent
(m)

Difficulty

Rating
(1-4)

1. The Saints

A short loop on the knoll behind the house to the statues of St Pierre and St Paul.

00:45

2

60

Blue

***

2. St Andre Loop

Walk into St Andre via the river and return via the flying school.

00:45

3 30

Green

**

3. The Forest

A short loop in the woods on the foot of Crete de Serres.

00:45

2

30

Blue

**

4. Les Greyttes

A short loop in the Les Greyttes woods gives fine views over the lake.

01:45

6

150

Blue

**

5. The Pixie Loop

Walk up the road opposite the supermarket and follow the red and white pixie symbols in the woods.

01:45

7

200m

Blue

**

6. Le Chalvet Low Level Traverse

Nice loop on the low-level traverse of Le Chalvet. From Col De Robines you can continue to Moriez and get the train back to St Andre (departs 11:17, 14:42 and 18:09)

01:45 /
02:30

10

200

Blue

***

7. Le Chalvet Summit Tour

Short and steep walk to the table de orientation gives tremendous views and on most days a chance to view the hang gliders and paragliders.

00:45

2

90

Blue

***

8. Thorame Valley -
Lac des Sagnes

Short mostly flat loop around the Lac des Sagnes reservoir. Gives nice views of the Thorame Valley.

00:30

1

0

Green

*

9. Thorame Basse – Piegut Tower

From Thorame Basse take the Chemin de Croix to the remains of the Piegut Tower. Fine views. Alternatively tour around the knoll on the botanical trail.

01:00

3

125

Blue

**

10. Thorame Basse - Château Garnier

Follow the narrow path GR de Pays to Chateau Garnier and return on tracks in the valley floor.

2:30

8 100

Blue

***

11. Argens – Sentier de découverte

Drive up the narrow road to this hidden high village between Mtgne Cordeil and Mtgne Maurel and follow the discover path.

2:15

5

130

Blue

***

12. Allons – Les Champons

Pleasant path that follows the streams around Les Champons.

01:15

3

125

Blue

**

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