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La bruyère, la sensible !

Walking/pedestrian at Villars

1.9 km
Very easy
  • Short stroll through a massif classified as a sensitive natural area, rich in species rare and discreet.

    "A special place to discover some symbolic species like Pelobates Cultripes toads or bats. The hill of La Bruyère is a real reservoir of biodiversity." Mathieu Berson, Natura 2000 Market researcher at the Luberon RNP.

    Start / Arrival: Car park of La Bruyère, Villars

    Once on the small bucolic car park of La Bruyère, pass behind the information panel on the ENS (sensitive natural area) and take the path going slightly left. At the first intersection, turn right and climb gently through the trail (GR). Continue to the top of the hill. Leave a track to the right and reach the crossroads ''Trou des Américains'' (sign-post).

    1 - Take a sharp right on the path that winds in the heather and reach the water hole (interpretation panels). Continue beyond the copper red path. Don't miss the path below going to the right. Continue straight downhill. Directly below the road, head left then come out to the right on the pavement.

    2 Take the road to the right, let the PR to the left and continue straight. Pass the entrance of the holiday center and climb the right track to return to the starting point.

    Make sure to stay on the paths and trails; the site of La Bruyère is very sensitive to erosion, trampling and disturbance of species. Refrain from any picking (flora, ochre).

    This environmentally sensitive area (ESA) is an exceptional territory, open to all under everyone's responsibility. Thank you for respecting this.
  • Difference in height
    79.7 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
80 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 328 m
  • End altitude : 328 m
  • Maximum altitude : 384 m
  • Minimum altitude : 313 m
  • Total positive elevation : 80 m
  • Total negative elevation : -80 m
  • Max positive elevation : 47 m
  • Min positive elevation : -33 m