Barre du Pidanoux
This hike starts from the village of Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, located on the shores of the beautiful Castillon lake. The Barre de Pidanoux (small orogeny) overlooks the lake of 300m and offers exceptional views both to the North (Saint-André-les-Alpes) and to the South (Saint-Julien-du-Verdon). From the ridge, the view also covers the Basse d'Angles (mount) and the Pic de Chamatte recognizable by its unusual outline.
2 points of interest
Bar of Pidanoux
Plunging view on the Lake of Castillon and bar of Pidanoux to the left.
Belvedere of Pidanoux
Once reached the highest point (1,237m), you can enjoy the panorama at 360°.Numerous views over the village, the lake of Castillon, the summit of Crémon (facing you) and the summit of Chamatte (east).
From the village, reach the big curve of the Route de St André-les-Alpes at 500m, just before the Memorial of the Resistance. Exit the N202 and follow the small road on the right. Continue on 700m after the last house until a dirt road. Take the flat road for another 800m.
1- At the end of the road (turning area), take the small path on the right (some steep sections!). At the end of the rise, climb to the ridge of the Barre de Pidanoux.
2- Continue on the ridge trail for 1km. Pass the peak (1,237m) and continue for another 500m. Complete the path where the trail descends steeply.
3- Head back by the same route to the village.
- Departure : From the village center
- Arrival : Village center
- Towns crossed : Saint-Julien-du-Verdon, Angles, and Vergons
Avoid high summer temperatures, leave early. We recommend: 2L of water per person, a hat and proper hiking shoes. Preferred seasons: spring, autumn (fall).
Access and parking
At 8km South of Saint-André-les-Alpes through the N202.
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