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Rand'eau in the Toulourenc, 9,6km

Access: Follow the D40 in the direction of Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux then turn right on the D40a at a holiday center. Follow this small road towards the hamlet of Veaux. Park on the side of the road before the bridge or on perpendicular paths.

 

(D / A) Join the bridge and take the stairs to the left that meet the water's edge.

Start on the left to go up the stream with your feet in the water or at the edge on the gravel. Depending on the location, you will have water up to your chest, but most of the time up to your knees.

(1) After a little more than one kilometer, a big rocky chaos makes the passage more delicate. We must find the best way for everyone to cross it either by sneaking between the rocks or climbing.

Continue climbing the stream which will be easier to reach an old bridge.

Red and White markings of the GR91

(2) Go up on the bridge and continue to the left, cross the Toulourenc and follow the road that passes in front of a parking lot.

Make a right turn and locate the markers 10m further, left on the rock. Leave the road and turn left on the path that goes up in the rocks (at this point the markup on the map is no longer valid because it crosses a private property).

At the first crossing, turn left and go down to the creek.

(3) Arrived on the banks of Toulourenc, take the path on the right which will go along a moment.

About 600m further to the fork (not present on the map), turn right to start the climb over Gorges du Toulourenc. The trail climbs gradually for about two kilometers to reach the beacon Gorges du Toulourenc and its big cairn.

(4) Continue opposite another 10m, leave a path to the right and continue on the path. Start the descent and by a few broad laces join a cultivated area.

Stay on the main road neglecting other paths that are only access to vineyards and orchards. Continue the descent and join the parking (D / A).

Information Rand'eau in the Toulourenc:

Warning ! Do not go on this course if the weather is stormy because the water level in the gorge can rise very quickly.

Sneakers are sufficient for this hike because it is more convenient in the river bed and the GR for the return does not present any particular difficulties.

Ideally, try to enclose your papers, cell phones, etc. in a waterproof bag.

This tour can be done from May to September for optimal conditions.

It is possible to make the loop in the other direction or to go back and forth in the water, it is according to your desires.

Car park : Access: Follow the D40 in the direction of Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux then turn right on the D40a at a holiday center. Follow this small road towards the hamlet of Veaux. Park on the side of the road before the bridge or on perpendicular paths.

Level of difficulty: Medium - 9.6km - 3:35

Altitude difference: 348m

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