Another loop above Tourrettes-sur-Loup


Tourrettes-sur-Loup seen from trail to Pié Martin




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Besides being most charming, the village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup certainly ticks most boxes when it comes to hiking.


We have previously done a loop called Circuit de Pié Martin. In today’s option we used its descending trail for our ascent. 


Entrance to Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Entrance to Tourrettes-sur-Loup
Start of trail to Pié Martin
Start of trail to Pié Martin
Starting to Ascend to Pié Martin
Starting to ascend to Pié Martin
Start of path to Pié Martin
Start of path to Pié Martin
Chemin des Courmettes
Chemin des Courmettes
Path from signpost#179
Path from signpost#179
Holm oak wood after signpost#179
Holm oak wood after signpost#179


From the village centre, we first followed the Pié Martin trail from signpost#160, walked past chapelle St-Jean and several residences to signpost#181 where we forked right (The Pié Martin loop continued straight). The narrow street ended and we hit the ascending path at signpost#182.


We came to the panoramic plateau of Pié Martin, then hiked along a dirt track (Chemin des Courmettes) north. A delightful trail in the woods forked right from Chemin des Courmettes after 1,2 km (signpost #179). The trail ended at the paved Route du Caire next to a stable (signpost #174). We descended back to the village along it.



Distance: 8,6 km


Climb: 430 m


Duration: 3h 10 (active)  


Map: “Cannes-Grasse” Côte d’Azur TOP N°o 25 3643 ET


Another loop above Tourrettes-sur-Loup track

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