walk in the heart of the Gardiole

Paysages de gardiole 3

Waouhou an impregnable panorama in the massif of the Gardiole!


It's an ideal place to discover several landscapes thanks to nice little hikes! The Mediterranean, the vineyards or the scrubland, everything is there! Come for a walk, I'll take you on the paths.


Let's go, I start by parking on the parking lot of the Nicola Karabatic sports hall. I get straight to the heart of the matter and yes, it climbs hard to the top of Pioch Michel (150 meters of difference in altitude about). So, I advise you to take good shoes, water and a cap in the middle of summer.

Waouhou a first break is needed, right next to the sports course.
I discover a breathtaking and indescribable view: a green sea of garrigue followed by an azure blue colour: this is the Mediterranean; I come across experienced mountain bikers who stop to take a dose.

I then continue on the small ridge that allows me to have on one side the sea and on the other a wild expanse: Holm oaks, thyme and rosemary as far as the eye can see.

Second break after passing the cistern: the view is just as breathtaking as the first: an exceptional panorama of the coast and the lagoon. Calm and cicada song are on the program, I decide to take a little nap in the shade of the pines. I find it difficult to close my eyes as the varied landscapes make me so much of an eye-catcher.

 

On the IGN map, we arrive at Pioch Madame. I reassure you right away, we don't need this map because there is a leaflet at the tourist office.

The descent is, for me, easy, after a small path, I find myself in a quiet housing estate around the gym. That's it, I see my car, I enjoyed myself! I drove 6 km in all, 3 km of which were with an unobstructed view of the whole town of Frontignan La Peyrade.

Practical information:
Distance 6 km

Duration: 2h30 on foot 1 hour by bike

Difficulty: medium: Recommended for all experienced walkers and mountain bikers with ascents and descents on stony paths.

tue. 19 oct. tue. 19 oct. Cloudy 16°C
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