A steep and sporty route, ideal for exercising your calves! Magnificent views when you join the GR52A which takes you back towards the village of Breil, then a breathtaking panorama from the Cruella tower.
Don't forget to take water!
Start from the Place Biancheri in front of the tourist office, at 284 m altitude, to climb to the medieval watchtower La Cruella, which dominates the entire Breil basin, at 535 m altitude.
Go up the Roya on the left bank and take the path towards the Zouainé valley and Saorge at marker 6: it starts just before the Pont Supérieur and runs along the Roya. Follow it to marker 9. At the junction with the track, take it to the right and climb up. Pass a hairpin bend and turn right onto a path marked with a wooden sign: "Itinéraire pédestre". It climbs steeply upwards until it meets the GR52A at marker 10. You will take it on your right as you descend towards the village of Breil.
You leave the GR and climb to the left to reach the Cruella tower after a few hairpin bends.
Breathtaking and sometimes vertiginous views on the GR section, then from the Cruella tower.
A compulsory aerial break.
From the tower, head south on the slope of the next valley, along the Irish path marked in yellow in the restanques planted with olive trees.
You will join the valley path that you will follow on your right, overlooking the Roya.
You will arrive at the southern entrance of the old village of Breil, pass under the Genoa gate, and in the shadow of the pretty chapel of Saint-Antoine l'Ermite, and in the oldest part of the village, Place Rousse, to return to your starting point either by Rue Pasteur and Rue Sainte-Catherine, or by walking along the Roya.
max. 548 m
min. 278 m
Encourage children to be careful in various places where the paths are cut into rocky and very steep areas: GR52A from the pine forest to the Cruella, the Cruella tower, then the Irish path is narrow and can be slippery in the valley...
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Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles - 13/09/2022
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