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
Lama chilling in st martin vesubie
6years old lama female also resting
View on st martin vesubie when i took wrong trail
Mercantour national park mountain view on the way up to la colmiane (col st martin)
Vallee de la tinee first view
St dalmas valdeblore church
Alpine house vallee de la tinee style…st dalmas valdeblore GR5
Vallee de la tinee
Pissaladiere local speciality (oignon and anchovie pie)
Nice alpine house vallee de la tinee. La bolline
Going down to st sauveur after rimplas village
How amazing is that?
Religious item vallee de la tinee must have very religious past
View of st sauveur de tinee
Cool cat from st sauveur de tinee
St sauveur de tinee church (feel like being in spain)
Outside st sauveur de tinee church
St sauveur de tinee bad guys hanging out 😉
View of la vallee de tinee on the way up to Roure