Falaise de la madeleine

Walking/pedestrian at Lioux

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6.8 km
  • fullness and wonder at the wild beauty of a long cliff ridge ...

    "I love these landscapes steeped in massive limestone, the tormented forms of valleys and ravines, the mixture of gray, honey and moss, the parade of the cliff overlooking the small village of Lioux, the panoramic views at sunset. .. A pure happiness ! Anne-Camille Vinson, Master 2 intern at the PACA Parks network.

    Start: Combe, Lioux hamlet car park
    Arrival: Lioux
    Crossed towns: Lioux, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
    Take a left at the exit of the parking and join the road junction. Take the D60 on the left towards Lioux and its cliff.

    1-At the exit of the first right turn (tank), turn left onto a dirt road (PR). Get out higher on the D60 and take it to the left. At the entrance of the bend, turn right on a footpath at the foot of the cliff (PR). At the height of the first houses of Lioux, join again the D60 on the left (not marked), then reach the nearby church and the wash house opposite. Continue the road, exit the village of Lioux and continue to the right on a stony path (PR). Walk along the foot of the cliff and climb a steep ramp. Unblock between two houses, turn left and immediately right then continue the path between vineyards, truffle and lavender (PR).

    2- - At the mas of La Verrerie, turn right and climb the ancestral path to the crests. Take a bend, turn right and continue 20 m further on the right path (PR). Start to descend along the ridges, then 150 m lower, to sneak right on a path that approaches the edge of the cliff of La Madeleine (local PR, green mark up dots). Get out on the path more marked then repeat twice this escapade right on the edge of cliff. Follow the rocky trail in the scrubland, descend and climb a rock jump (walk) to reach the top of a shoulder (cairn).

    3- Continue the path along the ridges. Further on, continue on the path on the right to follow the cliff edge (green dots). Join again the main rocky path (PR and green dots) and go straight up to the top of a bump. Sneak behind on the trail that skirts left over the grove of trees (green dots), then 30 m lower, dive on the right path (PR and green dots).

    4- Unclog on an esplanade near the old mill. Go down the paved path and walk along the foot of the cliff. Pass the cemetery and reach the D60. Turn left and go down the road to the hamlet of La Combe.

    Extreme vigilance along the path that runs along the cliff (between points 2 and 4).

    Watch out for the ankles in the many rugged rocky passages (lapiaz).

    Stay attentive to follow the mark-up (many diverticula).
  • Difference in height
    305.31 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
305 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 280 m
  • End altitude : 280 m
  • Maximum altitude : 540 m
  • Minimum altitude : 278 m
  • Total positive elevation : 305 m
  • Total negative elevation : -305 m
  • Max positive elevation : 80 m
  • Min positive elevation : -70 m