Dracénie Provence Verdon Tourisme

Sports hike – Les Arcs sur Argens – Castel Diaou Distance: 12.2 km Duration: 4h30 Difficulty: Difficult Elevation: 390 m

Park at La Tournavelle (1), between the Argens bridge, and the Ailles bridge.


Follow the tarmac road South, cross the Aille bridge (Eiffel bridge). Walk until reaching place called “la Renardiere“ (leave “la Font de Catin” (2) on your right). The road turns into a dirt road about 500 m


Go left on Bauquieres trail. Walk along the river for 1 km. After an hairpin bend on your right, turn left onto the track “maison des gardes” (150 m) (3)

Take right and uphill after the house to reach “Bauquieres trail” for 650 m, drop down the Cabredor trail to your left and turn right (4).


About 1 km at the junction (tank) take a right turn.

About 850 m, drop off the pathway to the right.

800 m further at the crossroad take right to the trail uphill 1 km to reach the summit.


Retrace your steps 35 m, left turn and downhill for 1.5 km to the Blaquiere Valley.


Drop down two paths on your right and a trail on your left. Walk 1.5 km until you reach a junction “Jas des Maures” (5). Keep walking ahead along the brook.


Cross over the ford and keep walking along the Argens River back to La Renardiere, the Tournavelle and the carpark.




On road DN7, south of Les Arcs-sur-Argens city, go onto Chemin du Bac pathway “forêt communale” for 3 km.


• Car park (la Tournavelle) and start of the route between the two bridges: after the Argens bridge and before the Aille bridge (1)


Shared use trail : safe hiking during hunting season, from August to March. Check dates on : www.mairie-les-arcs-sur-argens.fr/associations-culture/tourisme/patrimoine.html


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