Hike

Oppède and the cedar forest

05/23/2018

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid gap=”3″ item=”769″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1527072528579-23c72a87-2a7a-3″ include=”2073,2068,2072,2067,2070,2071,2069,2066,2065″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”changing scenery and sensations” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23567a99″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1527009701500{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We always choose where we hike after a short look at the weather forecast. This itinerary was a good pick (above all, we needed shade). The climb is steep but rewarding with changing scenery and various physical sensations. Rock slight coolness, water springing, blazing heat and finally a cool breeze… We had Lunch under a cedar tree after a 450m positive altitude change.

Green salad, herbed artichokes in oil and garlic, pink radishes and spring onions, parsley, covering semolina. With salt, pepper and a mix of olive oil and lemon juice

When at the top, you can sneak a peek at the other side of the Luberon. It’s tempting to go down this way to proudly step over a mountain, but we chose to have a beer in Oppède-le-Vieux.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1521399717695{border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1521400252639{border-top-width: 3px !important;border-right-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 3px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Where is it? 

Hike starts in Oppède-le-Vieux. Take time to stroll around in this magnificent village (see Pics HERE)

Parking fee 3 euros (high season)

Loop itinerary : Vallon de Combrès to La Jassine (up in the Cedar forest) then when at Bastidon du Pradon, down to Oppède (GR6-GR97).

450m positive altitude change – excellent physical condition required – IGN map needed – Do not leave the beaten track (for once) and pay real attention on your way to the top.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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