Day 6 : Roya – St Dalmas le Selvage 16th June 2013

Roya nice little village. Actual  population : 6 inhabitants

Woke up 6:30am and started hiking 7am.

Reached Col du Blainon (marked 2014m. 1984m on GPS device) at 8:30am

Nice and sunny, little breeze blowing. Perfect for breakfast & drying tent.

Going down through woods to plateau d’Auron at about 9:20am.

Left Auron ski resort at 12am.Free wifi is available at Tourist office.

It then goes down to St etienne de Tinee.Arrived there 1:30pm. Had lunch and a piece of red meat for 12.90euros @ bar/restaurant de la poste (new owner who dont know how to make business).

Leaving this nice cute village at about 2:45pm and shortly after on the way up saw a cat. Stopped for a picture and started one way conversation with him…

An old man named Auguste appeared from the shades and started talking to me.

He told me that the coming Col d’Anette was a very good camping spot with water & woods (meleze) for fire.

When i got at Col d’Anelle 1753m 4:30pm. It is a very good spot for camping and the cool extra : 2 bathtubs of fresh water to deep into.

Called Gite owner in St dalmas le Selvage to check if there was a bed and dinner available for me.

Left Col d’Anelle 5:15pm moving slowly down to reach St Dalmas Le Selvage to end up that day on the Via Alpina (still following GR5)

Great view on the Mercantour national park when coming down from Col d’Anelle

St Dalmas le Selvage is a charming alpine village with a beautiful church (lots of great photography can be made there)

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House in Roya

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On the way up to Col de Blainon

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View of plateau d’Auron ski resort

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St etienne de tinee church

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Auguste and one of his cat

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View of st etienne de tinee on the way up to Col d’Anelle

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On the way down to st dalmas le selvage.view of the Mercantour national park

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Church st dalmas le selvage

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House in st dalmas le selvage

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