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Les Randos du Géologue (Geology Hikes)


New since 2021

New since 2021

Available in spring and fall only

Come and discover the geological secrets of the Daluis Gorges in 3 hikes!

At a spectacular site, where deep canyons are carved into a red rock called pelite and the striking colour of the rocks contrasts with a combination of vegetation and fauna both Mediterranean and Alpine, Les Randos du Géologue will take you on a journey through time and space.

The Regional Nature Reserve of the Gorges de Daluis is the only nature reserve in the Alpes-Maritimes, created in 2012 thanks to an unique partnership between the Community of Communes Alpes d'Azur and the LPO PACA (League for the Protection of Birds).The reserve is particularly well known for its geology and its remarkable mineralogy. Dating back more than 250 million years, these rocks conceal an abundance of minerals such as native copper, as well as 10 new types of minerals discovered at this very site.

Enjoy a fresh perspective of this exceptional landscape.

New dates available !

  • Sunday, April 10th
  • Sunday, April 17th
  • Monday, April 18th
  • Saturday, April 23rd
  • Saturday, April 30th 
  • Saturday, May 14th

Bookings : communication@valberg.com

Choose from 3 professionally guided hikes

From beginners to the more athletic, Les Randos du Géologue are adapted to your level with 3 different hikes available to you.
During each hike, a Mountain Leader, especially knowledgable in local geology, will help you discover the secrets of the terrain.

Sortie Familiale (Family Outing)
Sortie Familiale (Family Outing)

Point Sublime
Distance : 4,3km
Elevation Gain : 263m
Duration : 3h30/4h

Price -12 y.o : 29€
Adult rate : 49€

 

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Sortie Patrimoniale (Heritage Excursion)
Sortie Patrimoniale (Heritage Excursion)

Bancheron
Distance : 7,1km
Elevation Gain : 385m
Duration : 4h30/5h

Price -12 y.o : 29€
Adult rate : 49€

 

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Sortie Sensation (Sensation Circuit)
Sortie Sensation (Sensation Circuit)

Boucle de Cante
Distance : 9,1km
Elevation Gain : 712m
Duration : 6h/6h30

Price -12 y.o : 29€
Adult rate : 49€

 

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Included in each excursion :

  • A hike accompanied by a professional guide
  • A local seasonal picnic
  • Transport by shuttle from Valberg
  • The loan of a geology kit

Local seasonal picnic

Local seasonal picnic

Enjoy a gourmet break at the summit of the red mountains with a picnic carefully prepared by our restauranteur, made of local and seasonal products, for you to take with you on your adventure.
Vegetarian picnics are also available.

Responsible Transportation

Responsible Transportation

Leave your car in the car park and take advantage of our shuttle bus for the trip from Valberg to Guillaumes when visiting the Daluis Gorges Reserve, for a more environmentally friendly means of transport.
It is important that we take into account the environmental aspect of the activities we offer. The goal is to reduce our environmental impact while still enjoying our magnificent mountains.

Le Kit du Géologue (The Geologist's Kit)

Le Kit du Géologue (The Geologist's Kit)

A kit of educational tools will be provided for you on each of the hikes so that you can really experience being an geologist!

This kit contains :

  • Compass with clinometer
  • IGN map
  • Geological BRGM map
  • Glass blades and nails (for hardness testing)
  • Achromatic field magnifier
  • Hydrogen chloride field vial

Featured in the Press

Featured in the Press

"Valberg Resort : Geology hikes for all levels"
Read more (in French)
Le Figaro.fr