Mountain Biking Plateau Cabins
Mountain Biking Plateau Cabins

Mountain Biking Plateau Cabins

Heritage and history
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On this walk you will the discover cabins in the middle, fields of lavender, wheat, canola, and sunflower.

With a harmonious succession of stony roads, rolling trails, and quiet roads, discover the rich heritage of the Plateau de Valensole. Nestled amidst fields of wheat and lavender, cabins, and pigeon lofts dotting your way and offering you some shaded breaks. Sheltered from the traffic, decorated with superb panoramas, these routes invite you to talk calm walks, nose in the air and a bounce in your step.

9 points of interest

  • Patrimony and history

    The cabin in the field of the courtyard

    6 / This building, notable for the presence of a cypress, has a living room upstairs where the owner can warm up by the fireplace.

  • Patrimony and history

    The cabin of Ferrayes

    8 / This cabin, which is very run down, allows visitors to see the material used: The pebbles, typical of Valensole, were filled with a mortar of lime before being covered with a protective lime coating.

  • Patrimony and history

    The cabin of Envalenc

    9 / Metal plates are visible in each corner of the building. Smooth and slippery, they keep away predators, preventing them from holding on.

  • Patrimony and history

    The dovecote of Beines

    10 / The cone-shaped loft can be seen in the distance. Traces of a stone cornice remain, delimiting the old roof with a double offset.

  • Patrimony and history

    The covered well

    14 / Near the river, a covered well alongside the entrance to the remarkably restored shed.

  • Patrimony and history

    The cabin of Carles

    11 / Turn left and in 200m you will discover the cabin of Carles. Note the aesthetics of the Génoise tiling, which has two rows of tiles with rounded corners marrying the gable wall.

  • Patrimony and history

    The dovecote on the road to Saint-Blaise

    12 / Notice the frame of the window: It is made by the stack of solid bricks, cut with a notch which forms the rabbet. When better plastered, the shutters are more effective during windy days. Before the putlogs collapsed, you could still see a date inscribed in plaster: 1857.

  • Patrimony and history

    The cabin in the Saint-Blaise path

    13 / The cabin houses the gardening tools. Note the presence of an arbor supporting two vines.

  • Patrimony and history

    The flight grid

    15 / In front of the parking lot, there is hidden grid off behind a plane tree. It indicates a construction date "1847", the initials "LC", all decorated with trefoil hearts.


The beginning of the path is the same as for loop 1, only the way back differs. From the junction, take direction Puimoisson indicated by a hiking sign. Circulating on a rolling trail allowing you to admire a clear landscape, in front of the crest of Montdenier. When you reach a fork, turn left to find the Notre-Dame chapel, in the heart of an oak forest. Go down again to the foot of Puimoisson using a cobble path (be careful!), Where a last effort is necessary to reach the village. Upstream of the fork which leads to the Chapel, a variant is possible (right) to reach the road.

  • Departure : Puimoisson
  • Arrival : Puimoisson
  • Towns crossed : Puimoisson and Roumoules


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On the roads, follow the rules and be careful at intersections. - Do not attempt to enter the huts, they are private property! Be careful as you approach, some cabins can be dangerous (falling stones, snakes, & hellip; ) - Be careful in the hot summer temperatures: take water in quantity and follow picnic tips: use of an ATV is recommended. Make sure you have all the necessary accessories/equipment for a good hike: helmets, repair tools, air pump, anti-theft, maps, sunscreen.

Information desks

House of the Verdon Regional Nature Park

Domaine de Valx, 04360 Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (0)4 92 74 68 00

House of the Verdon Regional Nature Park

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OT Gréoux-les-Bains

7 place de l'hôtel de ville, 04800 Gréoux-les-Bains (0)4 92 78 01 08

OT Riez

Allées Louis Gardiol, 04500 Riez (0)4 92 77 99 09


Limitons les déplacements en voiture, pensons aux transports en commun et au covoiturage. Tous les transports en commun sur

Access and parking

A 6,50 km au nord-est de Riez, par la D953.

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