Alpine crossing in the upper Tinée - from Pra to Rabuons
1, place de l'église
On the heights of the Tinée valley, along the Italian border, this 3-day trek will make you discover the richness of this
discover the richness of this massif, as much by its landscapes, as by its history and its
and its exceptional biodiversity. Far from the beaten track and in the heart of the Mercantour National Park, the itinerary chosen is
Mercantour National Park, the chosen itinerary privileges the little frequented alpine ridges and the wild valleys.
The highlight of the trip is the ascent of Mount Ténibre which offers a breathtaking panorama.
Alpine crossing in the upper Tinée - from Morgon to Rabuons
- Accompaniment : Chloé Loury, mountain leader DE
- Mini-trek 3 days and 2 nights
- From July 29th to 31st
- The detailed program here
Day 1 :
After starting the day on the classic trail to the Vens lakes, we will branch off in the direction of secret lakes by a wild route. After having passed along many lakes, we will arrive at the refuge by the crests offering a superb panorama.
+ 1100 m / - 400 m / 10,5 km / 7 to 8 hours walk
Night at the refuge of Vens marked National Park Spirit
Day 2 :
From the Vens hut, we will take an alpine route, very little used, to reach the Varicles lakes. We will then join the energy path, an impressive balcony carved in the cliffs, to reach the Rabuons hut.
+ 925 m / - 750 m / 11 km / 7 to 8 hours walking
Night at the refuge of Rabuons
Day 3 :
To finish in beauty, we will try the ascent of the Mont Ténibre, highest point of the Tinée valley, at 3031 m of altitude. The ascent will be done in round trip from the refuge. After a deserved break at the refuge, we will then start our descent to Saint-Etienne de Tinée through the larches.
End of the stay at the return to Saint-Etienne de Tinée at the end of the afternoon.
+ 550 m / - 1900 m / 16 km / 6 to 7 hours walking
This trip is for experienced hikers, able to walk 7 to 8 hours a day on a difference in altitude of more than 1000 m, in alpine terrain and carrying a pack for 3 days. The itineraries used have some technical passages.