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Day Hike Through Time in the Siagne Valley in France

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Follow UIMLA-certified mountain leader Fabrice on an enriching journey, appreciating the ancient geoformations that give southeastern France such an amazing landscape. Tour rivers and valleys of unforgettable views and learn the unique history of a natural wonderland.

Not specified

Alps

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Occasional

Beginner


Description

View the unbelievable geoformations and landscapes of the Siagne Valley! Hike your way through a day in the Ponadieu and see centuries come alive through the rocks, rivers, and valleys of this uniquely spectacular land!

The Siagne, a 44km river that splits the Var and Alpes-Maritimes departments for a considerable amount of its length, has cultivated life throughout the region and into the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of time, it has provided the communities surrounding its banks with pristine water for their development, and has even aided the rapid growth of more recent tourist cities in the last couple of centuries.

The river has carved caves and caverns through the ancient rock formations, enduring millions of years of digging its route through calcareous rock and limestone deposits. These Mesozoic stories are a true delight on a tranquil afternoon hike, enriching the natural experience of trekking through the valley.

Your journey will begin just outside of St. Cezaire, and once on the trail you will be able to overlook the Grande Siagne. Composed of three parts sourced in Pare, Mons, and St. Vallier-Le Garbo, it is a stunning vantage point to an impressive valley view.

We will continue along the Canal de la Siagne – one of many canals and aqueducts built by the Romans to supply water to Frejus – and descend to Ponadieu. The name describes the natural rock arch created by the river from a history of erosion, meaning ¨Bridge of God.¨

This is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and take pictures of the natural beauty of this outstanding location. Once we´ve been satisfied from such a pleasing afternoon, we will head back for our return home.

This hike is for anyone who has a deep appreciation for nature and geoformations. There is a bit of hiking, so a moderate fitness will enhance your ability to enjoy the experience.

Book now and enjoy a timeless day hike through the Siagne Valley in France, one that is as historic as it is beautiful.

I can also set you up on a weekend hike and bivouac at La Colle-Saint-Michel! Or we can check out Malmort Castle on a day hike to the Roya Valley!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 20 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of my group tours.


Details

Meeting point

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About the guide

My passion is hiking and it has been since I was a child. I am a Mountain Leader, ready to make you gain altitude!
My goal is to live adventures in a wild nature. And there are as many possibilities as varied landscapes and seasons!
Always looking for new spaces, privileged and authentic moments, a preserved and wild nature... It's above all about plenitude and contemplation, trying each time to understand the beauty of the sceneries.
I am a former lawyer, also ski patroller specialized in nivology and meteorology. I cross the massif ski touring during the winter for my own pleasure.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Venanson, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


What people are saying about Fabrice Henon

Sergey Chelyadinskiy

5.00

June, 2018

Прекрасно проведенное время в компании отличного гида! Всего в 2 часах от Ниццы открывается совершенно другой мир . Огромное спасибо Фабрису за удивительные места и подробные объяснения !!!

Erik

5.00

June, 2016

I booked a tour with Fabrice on late May, definitely the highlight of my holiday, we went on a hike around Casterino It was a relaxed hike with great sights of mountain forests and lakes, I got to see some of the local fauna and flora of the park, ibex, marmots, chamois, although not as much as they would be in the area, possibly because of the wolfs (we saw some footprints). Overall it is a great way to see the surroundings. I would definitely recommend Fabrice as a guide for your next hike!




 

 

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