Sentier de la Garde-Freinet à Grimaud par les Vernades

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Link La Garde-Freinet to Grimaud via Les Vernades.

Along the way, admire the cork oak forest known as the suberaie, as well as a chestnut grove.
Enjoy a spot of shade before climbing to a remarkable viewpoint.
From here, admire the slopes of the Massif des Maures as they tumble into the Mediterranean. In winter, some sunrises will enchant you with their flamboyant colours.
You'll have the chance to pass through a number of small hamlets. La Galine, Les Vernades, Embaude...

A little etymology: "La Galine" comes from the word "Volaille" (poultry); "Les Vernades" comes from "verne", meaning "alder". The alder is a tree that grows on the banks of rivers. The name "Embaude" comes from an old family name (1445) Baude.

Walk along and cross the small streams that feed the Garde and Giscle rivers. These two rivers, which often run dry in summer, created the Grimaud plain.

Informations complémentaires

  • In the country
  • Forest location



  • Pets welcome

Clientele and group

Types of customers

  • Level bue - Medium

Spoken languages

  • French

Further information

Moderate to fairly difficult walking, depending on the route.

Route information

  • Distance : 16km
  • Positive elevation: 465m
  • Negative elevation: 208m
  • Daily duration: 04 heures 10 minutes
  • Type of route: itinerant
  • Marked route: yes
  • Predictions on markup: Yellow markings
  • Nature of the land
    • Stone
    • Ground
    • Grit
    • Not suitable for strollers


  • Average length of individual visit: 250 min


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