Montagne de la Loube in La Roquebrussane

A La Roquebrussanne walk posted on 21/02/16 by shalia. Update : 28/03/16

A short route that climbs up to the summit of the Loube mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic view over the sea and Alps. A wonderful walk with every step!

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 4.96mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1280ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1263ft
Highest point Highest point : 2631ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1368ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Sainte-Baume (Massif)
Location Location : La Roquebrussanne (83136)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.355641° / E 5.971212°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3345OT

Description

Get to La Roquebrussane on the D5 and park at the bottom of the little street that leads to the Montagne de la Loube, just before the barrier: there is enough space for a several vehicles.

(D/A) Go past the gate and follow the road eastward.

(1) Near a tank, go past a crop-picking field, with goats if it's the right season.
Stay on the road as it rises gradually.

(2) Pass a rocky place at the Pas de Gravet: which almost looks like sculptures.
Continue to climb on the road, in the general direction of north.

(3) At the top, near the gate of the technical centre (centre technique), take the stairs to the left which lead to the viewing point(4).

You return to the start point on the same route (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.19 - alt. mi 0.19 - Crop-picking field
2 : mi 1.2 - alt. mi 1.2 - Les Roches (rocks)
3 : mi 2.41 - alt. mi 2.41 - Technical centre gate
4 : mi 2.48 - alt. mi 2.48 - Viewing point, the summit of La Loube
D/A : mi 4.96 - alt. mi 4.96

Useful Information

Walk possible for children from 5 or 6 years' old, without any problems and with a few breaks on the climb. We (2 adults and 2 children aged 6 and 10) took 2 hours to complete the walk.
It takes 2 hours to climb, with regular breaks, and about an hour to descend on the same route.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3345OT.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Take a camera for the magnificent views.
Montagne de la Loube

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