Day 4 : St Martin Vesubie – Roure 14th June 2013

The champouns gite owner in St Martin Vésubie introduces her 2 lamas to me (videotaped it) this morning before leaving “la suisse nicoise” (st martin vesubie).

Took nice pictures with the lamas.

Start walking 8am and took wrong trail…went up very steeply & down. Was back on the road and started 9am on the right way.

Taking the laces up in the pine forest on the trail to Le benitier and vallon du vernet.

The via alpina is going up on the other side, it was shorter for me to take that way and catch up the via alpina at the col st martin (la colmiane)

La colmiane ski resort 1500m at the col st martin is the point of entrance to la vallee de Tinee…leaving la vallee de la vesubie from there.

10:20am and going down to St dalmas. Arrive st dalmas valdeblore 11:15am.

Meet young mom strolling her new born and old lady taking care of the musee du terroir (too long story to detail it now)

Bumped into 2 hikers going southbound on the GR5. Got informations about what is coming next.

La valle de tinee as much more flora than the vallee de la vesubie i could notice.

Also much more religious signs in this vallee. Lots of crosses and chapels on the way down through la bolline, rimplas and to arrive at about 500m in St sauveur de tinee 4:15pm

Called the town hall in Roure village. I can go up there at stay in the gite tonight.

Leaving st sauveur 4:45pm and arrive Roure around 6pm at about 1100m.

Alone in the gite but the 2 ladies (mother and daughter) leaving next door will turned out to be really nice and talkative.

Marcelle and Yann will give me washing powder for laundry…yes there is a washing machine here…how cool is that?

Anyway Marcelle and Yann told me a lot of things..borrowed me IGN maps..gave me tomato, tuna and wine too.

Thoses 2 women must have rescued a lot of hikers here. There is no shops around…40 persons lives in Roure during the year…some people come for holidays winter or summer only.

Ok have to go…very challenging day tomorrow and the next few days also…looking forward for it

Today was sunny but not too hot…nice cool wind in this vallee de la tinee

Walking time : 7h10
Distance covered : 26km

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Lama chilling in st martin vesubie

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6years old lama female also resting

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View on st martin vesubie when i took wrong trail

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Mercantour national park mountain view on the way up to la colmiane (col st martin)

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Vallee de la tinee first view

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St dalmas valdeblore church

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Alpine house vallee de la tinee style…st dalmas valdeblore GR5

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Vallee de la tinee

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Pissaladiere local speciality (oignon and anchovie pie)

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Nice alpine house vallee de la tinee. La bolline

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Going down to st sauveur after rimplas village

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How amazing is that?

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Religious item vallee de la tinee must have very religious past

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View of st sauveur de tinee

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Cool cat from st sauveur de tinee

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St sauveur de tinee church (feel like being in spain)

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Outside st sauveur de tinee church

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St sauveur de tinee bad guys hanging out 😉

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View of la vallee de tinee on the way up to Roure

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Enjoy

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Roure village

 

2 thoughts on “Day 4 : St Martin Vesubie – Roure 14th June 2013

  1. Michele Straube

    I am very much enjoying your daily descriptions and pics – although you’re moving at least twice as fast as we did, this is very nostalgic for our trek on the Via Alpina from Monaco to Vallouise in 2011. I’m glad to hear that someone young like you thinks the trails are steep, because I sure did! It is a most beautiful landscape, though, and your pictures accurately capture that. Enjoy!

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  2. Andrew Dunne

    Hi Terry. Going well keep it up got your emails great photos you must be the fittest man one the planet. planning to hike GR20 mid September will send you some photos of our time together on the camino del north. Kind Regards Andy the mad Irish man.

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