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Sentier Martel

route des Cretes, 04120, France
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If you do one hike in France, make it this one

Tunnels, teetering stairs, stunning gorge views, it's got it all. It's a one-way hike that takes... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Angela M
Sydney, Australia
Very good hike!

So, first of all there are different levels of difficulty for hikes in France: - Very easy (short... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Paris, France
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route des Cretes, 04120, France

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Tunnels, teetering stairs, stunning gorge views, it's got it all. It's a one-way hike that takes most of the day, but if you are in shoulder season as we were, then the shuttles aren't running and you can't get back to your car. No matter,...More

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 13 June 2016

So, first of all there are different levels of difficulty for hikes in France: - Very easy (short hike, less than one hour) - Easy (hike less than too hours, no particular difficulty) - Medium (between 3 and 4 hours, and/or some difficulties) - Difficult...More

2  Thank Eliselev
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We parked at Point Sublime and got the bus to Chalet Maline on a packed bus. We decided to get down to the gorge quickly to avoid any crowds and found the path well marked and well trodden. There are signs saying take lots of...More

Thank ownerjj
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I have made this way with a friend's and is and excellent experience. Is easy but with continuous up and down. Be careful and take enough water to drink. We didn't in for our luck a fireman of the park gave us a bottle. Thank...More

Thank Lluis1955
Reviewed 8 August 2015

It was a somewhat mixed bag to assess the difficulty of this trail based on the tripadvisor reviews: some said it was a piece of cake - others were less condescending. One thing is certain: for those who are not in a very good physical...More

3  Thank Stanislav_Ts
Reviewed 29 September 2014

we parked at coloire samson and hiked to breche imbert and back so as not to have to shuttle cars. the scenery at the start is spectacular - the tunnels are really different to what you expect on a walk - take a torch as...More

4  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This is a very nice walk with a lot of diversity, tunnels, stairs, walking by a river and on a side of the mountain, so you see a lot of things. I was a little reluctant to do it, since I read that for some...More

3  Thank Victor R
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We walked this trai in june 2014.There is some shuttle bus between Point Sublime and Chalet de la Maline but unfortunatelly only in july and august.We left our car at Point Sublime and went this trail from this place direction to Chalet.It is so nice...More

1  Thank Ludek S
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We walked the Sentier Martel from Chalet de la Maline to Point Sublime, the easier direction with an overall loss of altitude and with the "steel staircase" on Brèche Imbert tackled as a descent. While the walking and route-finding are straightforward, the scenery is spectacular...More

25  Thank grantem2000
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Walked the Sentier Martel in late August. The guide books suggested a challenging walk lasting 6 to 7 hours. I completed it in under 3 hours (but I was on my own and not hanging about). Most of the walk is a straightforward path with...More

5  Thank Mark H
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Is there a shuttle bus or other form of transport to take walkers back to where they have left their car? If so do you have to book? What is it called/
23 March 2015|
Response from Irene000 |
I know there is one just don't know the details. I too want specifics.