Il bois noir (Black Forest)
Departure from Saint-Dalmas – City of ValdebloreSaint-Dalmas-Valdeblore, at 70 km from Nice
Saint-Dalmas-Valdeblore is one of four villages that made up Valdeblore. This quaint village was built on the site of an ancient fortified priory. Evidence of this fortification can be seen in the tower-door, for example, with its lookholes and crenelated battlements. The Romanesque crhuch of the tenth century, which its square tower and lateral frescoes are amongst the oldest in the area. The proposed itinerary allows you to discover a varity of crops, pastures and forests in the landscape, including the coniferous area called “le Bois Noir” (Black Forest).
1 From the car park (sign 78), opposite the church, down the main street until signal 79. Cross the road and take the trail that runs down the walls until you each the Chalet des Anes de Blore.
2 Follow the path right through the walls of an open landscape of fields and hedgerows. Slightly further along, going back into the woods, where in summer the cool air is appreciated. The coniferous woodland dominates with a beautiful underwood of boxwood.
3 The slope is steeper when it comes to the Bois noir track. Avoid the climb before it is too steep and follow the easier path to the right.
4 Go to the forest track in the Bois Noir and continue right up to the Puei neck, a pleasant place to picnic (with tables).
5 Return to the village of Saint-Dalmas-Valdebore on the forest road going outward. Possibility to visit the picturesque landscape of the medieval architecture.
La Colmiane Tourism Office Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 23 25 90 www.colmiane.com
Parc National du Mercantour House St-Martin-Vésubie Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 03 23 15 www.mercantour.eu
Regional Tourism Committee of the Côte d’Azur Riviera Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 37 78 78 www.tourisme-cotedazur.com
Departmental Committee of Hiking 06 Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 20 74 73 www.cdrp06.org
- Main accessible car park in Saint-Dalmas- Valdeblore
- Reserved parked and fitted bathrooms close to the La Colmiane Tourism Office
Hôtel L’Adrechas La Colmiane 06420 Valdeblore Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 03 10 68 www.adrechas.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Chalet du Val de Blore Quartier les Grêles 06420 Valdeblore Tel. 00 33 (0)4 93 02 83 29 www.vacaf.org
Hire donkeys “Anes de Blore” in Saint-Dalmas-Valdeblore, Possibility to rent a donkey specifically equipped with a support for transport Tel. 00 33 (0)6 88 47 19 70 www.anesdeblore.fr
Paragliding in La Colmiane-Valdeblore Flight equipped with chairs Imagin’Air www.imagin-air.com