Garde-Grosse Tour

Chateauneuf-de-Bordette

Overlooking Nyons, Garde-Grosse mountain (944m.) offers a magnificent puzzle of resinous and leafy trees all over the year. Our present choice is not to climb up to its top, but to drive round the mountain along narrow tracks, in a circular way, at close proximity of the three rivers flowing down,
The Eygues, the Bordette and the Rieu.
From Nyons, we will take the Chemin des Crapons to Les Pilles, towards the source of the river Eygues and round Essaillon which lies at Garde Grosse extreme east border. Then we will enter the valley lying between Autuche mountains, on the South side and both Essaillon and Garde Grosse on the North side. We will follow the river Bordette across the Coucourde national Forest, reach Châteauneuf de Bordette and drive over the Pass of the Croix.
On the way down, we will follow the river Rieu course (when at Garde Grosse, flowing water is never far away !). Then to and fro across the Blaches area stretching at the foot of the mountain, on its West side.
In this excursion, owing to the wide variety of wild patches together with more civilized places, you are presented with the whole diversity of the environment, though the emblematic olive groves do keep a major part in it.

Lengh : 1 hour
Price : 40 euros
Reservation :

By phone

  • With Office de tourisme du Pays de Nyons : 04 75 26 10 35
  • Directly by Karl : 06 41 31 60 32

By e-mail (at less 24 hours before)

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