Distance: 2,6 km
Duration (average) : 01h
Level: Very easy
Elevation: 70 D +
Yellow PR
At the water's edge
Departure bowling alley, rue de Tracastel. Indicative panel of the loops in front of the Town Hall. La Nielle, Nigella, from its small Latin name, takes place over 12 km with an 8% gradient. Close to the village, it borders the gardens. Along its course, erosion has formed an invasion of reed beds and Provencal canes. To be contemplated without limit… This variant makes it possible to avoid part of the path which can be submerged following a rainy episode, the level of the Nielle being likely to vary.


Your itinerary


IGN map reference (s): IGN 2446 East, IGN 2446 West


Step 1

Continue along rue de Trascastel then rue d'En Jacou, rue de las Ieras, then turn left into rue de la Beurada. At the end of the street, descend along the Nielle by a balcony path, then into the bed of the river. There are two possibilities:

Step 2

Here, 2 options are available to you: either you follow the bed of the Nielle to the mill of the Turbine (to be avoided if it has rained), or you opt, on the left, for the bed of the stream of Janet. A few meters further, steps on the right give access to the path which climbs cheerfully in the middle of the cypresses. It soon emerges into a vineyard. Go to the right and follow the Planal vineyards until you reach the main path.

Step 3

Continue on the main path and reach the small road which returns to the left towards the village.

Be careful, the fire risk is often high, especially in summer, and can lead to flower bed closures. Find out before you go consulting the fire risk map for outdoor activities.
Fires strictly prohibited. Do not smoke and never throw cigarette butts in nature. Fires are numerous and catastrophic in our region. In the event of a fire or accident: give alert 18 or 112 from a cell phone.
Protect yourself from the sun and take enough water with you.
Avoid picking flowers and plants. Take all your trash. Close fences and keep dogs on a leash in pasture areas, villages and protected areas.

Mountain bike routes: the routes are often shared with hikers or other users (cars, tractors, etc.). Be careful and always anticipate that a pedestrian may be present around a bend to have time to brake if necessary. Pedestrians have priority in principle, slow down at crossings or stop if the configuration of the terrain requires you to do so.
Thank you and happy hiking!


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