On the roads of Haut-Verdon by mountain bike and on foot from La Colle Saint-Michel
Want to escape in the Haut-Verdon? A stay synonymous with serenity? Enjoy a getaway at the cottage of La Colle Saint-Michel, on the plateau of Champlatte.
It is the ideal starting point for combining hiking and mountain biking and rejuvenating in the middle of nature!
Welcome to the cottage of Colle Saint-Michel (1430 m above sea level), located in the heart of a rich and preserved nature. Flowers, butterflies, birds, sheep are in paradise and you will be too. Every day, you will wake up in a friendly and warm atmosphere, in a wonderful playground for outdoor activities enthusiasts.
For catering, enjoy family and traditional cuisine, vegetarian or other homemade alternative, based on local products. The cottage has been converted to organic cuisine since 1978 thanks to the local shepherds who are engaged in this process.
Day 1: Hike at Pic et Puy de Rent (1996 m) | 7 km (return)
Arrival at the accommodation and installation in the early afternoon. From the cottage located on the northern area of La Colle Saint-Michel, go for a hike leading to the Pic and then to Puy de Rent, the highest point of the Verdon Regional Natural Park. At the top, enjoy a panorama extending from the Prealps of Digne and Castellane to the far Mercantour. Back at the cottage, enjoy our south facing terrace... and succumb for an organic drink or one of our homemade pastries.
Dinner and overnight at the cottage.
Day 2: Mountain bike ride on the Champlatte Plateau (16.8 km - D+ 683)
After a rich breakfast, ride your mountain bikes and embrace the marked circuits towards the Champlatte plateau. A succession of tracks and then trails will lead you on a grandiose route between larch forests and grassy plateaus. Possibility of variants to adapt to each level, whether to shorten the route or extend it especially to the Old Cabane on the magnificent Plateau of Plan Rieu. Back by the pretty village of Peyresq, or Peiresc which means 'the stony'. Take the time to set foot to visit this picturesque village, a true open-air museum.
Return to the cottage and dinner.
Optional day (3 days - 2 nights: from 95,04€ /pers.)
And if you want to extend your stay, opt for an extra night: Walking on the path of Chastellard
'Do not seek the path to happiness, happiness is the way'! Says a Bhutanese proverb.
Enjoy breakfast and stock up on energy. Then, starting from Peyresq or the cottage, venture on a marked path designed by a resident of Peyresq... Alone or accompanied by a guide, join the Chastellard hut and relive the exciting history of this place.
Return to the cottage and departure.
The stay includes:
- Half-board accommodation (breakfast, dinner)
The stay does not include:
- Picnic 10€/pers. or sandwich 6€/pers. drinks, pastries
- Bicycle rental
- Middle Mountain Accompanist (4 pers. min. ):
- 1 half day: 15€/pers.
- 1 day: 30€/pers.
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