HIKING : Boucle au-dessus du Domaine de Valcolombe
The walk begins at Domaine de Valcolombe.
To get there: from the center of the village of Villecroze, take the Departmental 51 towards Salernes. About fifty meters after the village exit sign (“VILLECROZE”) the D51 turns at a right angle to the left and a small path opens up in front of you: this is the “Chemin des Espèce”. Drive approximately 1.3 km and Valcolombe is on your left: enter the property and leave the car in front of the cellar.
Start by walking among the vines, following the avenue of cypresses; at the end of the cypress alley turn left and you will find the Chemin des Espèce, which you turn right.
Before arriving on the secondary road, at n ° 76, turn left and walk along the house.
After about fifty meters, immediately take the track in front of you on flat rocks (follow the yellow markings).
Climb up to a barrier, pass under it then continue up the hillside: you will follow this path for about 40 minutes (yellow marking). Stop in the first part of the climb to admire the landscapes.
Average duration: 1h50
The path you follow will end on a wide forest track.
Warning: leave the yellow markings (which continues to the right, this is step 2) and take the track to the LEFT.
You will walk on this wide track for about 10 to 15 minutes, always keeping to the left (this part of the walk is not marked). When you see a cistern, always continue along the path to the left (leaving the cistern on your right). You arrive at the end of the track, near pylons.
A narrower path continues straight ahead and descends the hill: follow this path to the bottom (you will find yellow markings). Stop to admire the landscapes!
When you find an asphalt road, you are again on the way of the species; turn left – you have about 600 meters left to find your starting point and your car.
At the end of the hike, do not miss a tasting in the cellars of the Domaine!