Circuit of the Three Passes in Bormes-les-Mimosas

Circuit overlooking the Var coast above Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Technical sheet
A Bormes-les-Mimosas walk posted on 28/02/14 by bernardino. Update : 07/01/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 5h30[?]
Distance Distance : 8.88mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1942ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1936ft
Highest point Highest point : 1486ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 236ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Massif des Maures
Location Location : Bormes-les-Mimosas (83230)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.151531° / E 6.344499°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3545OT
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Description

Take the road and at the cemetery (1) take the track to the right which serves the Landon valley.
Head to the water tank (2), turn left, the path with a dry climb, arrive at Landon pass (3) leading to the GR routes 90 and 51.
Keep left on the GR. Reach the Gratteloup pass (4), crossing the GR and the D41 departmental road.
Along this road on the right, also the GR90, (leave the GR51 which heads north-west) until you reach a crossroads (5). Take the path down on the right to the hamlet of Entre la Colle (6).
Head back up, still on the GR, to the Ven Caguo pass (7). Continue slightly uphill to the Notre Dame de Constance chapel (8) before returning to Bormes-les-Mimosas and the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.37 - alt. mi 0.37 - Cemetery crossroads
2 : mi 1.38 - alt. mi 1.38 - Water tank
3 : mi 2.29 - alt. mi 2.29 - Landon pass
4 : mi 5.08 - alt. mi 5.08 - Gratteloup pass
5 : mi 5.5 - alt. mi 5.5 - Crossroads of trails
6 : mi 6.26 - alt. mi 6.26 - Entre la Colle hamlet
7 : mi 7.61 - alt. mi 7.61 - Ven Caguo pass
8 : mi 8.27 - alt. mi 8.27 - Notre Dame de Constance chapel
D/A : mi 8.88 - alt. mi 8.88

Useful Information

No water refill point so remember to bring enough before you start because, even in winter, you will need plenty to drink.
A nice place to stop at Notre-Dame de Constance chapel.

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