Via Alpina: Sospel to Peillon

Day 6 of the Via Alpina 7 day itinerary from the italian Alps to the Mediterranean.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
18 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
347 m
High Point
1.1 km
Gradient
15˚
Via Alpina: Sospel to Peillon Map

The hike today is one long stretch of low-altitude trail from Sospel along to the Farguet Pass along the Via Alpina Red. From the pass, you then begin a meandering descent through the lush Mediterranean countryside to the historic village of Peille, and on to Peillon where you will spend the night. Try the Auberge de la Madone, or if you prefer simpler accommodation, there’s a well-equipped campsite: Camping de la Laune.

Description

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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