The other face of le Boréon

Le Boréon today seems to attract more and more visitors. It is one of the gateways to the Mercantour national park. The driving time from Nice is less than 1h 30 minutes. It’s not only a hiker’s paradise as the summer months offer trout fishing, riding and even a wolf park. In the winter, you can rent cross-country skis or snow shoes.

We have done and presented several hikes starting from le Boréon. The tour called Circuit des Adus featured in this video clip shows the easy ascent to col de la Salèse, then the steeper and rockier terrain before reaching the mountain pass Col de la Vallette (2356 m).  On a clear day, you may be tempted to climb the nearby Cime de la Vallette (2449 m), and maybe catch a glimpse of Nice?

Duration:  5 hours
Vertical ascent: 700 m
Map: Vallée de la Vesubie 3741 OT
Music courtesy of Far out Recordings
Album: Aventura
Track: Laranjeras
Artist: Jose Roberto Bertrami (in memory of) and his modern sound