- Département: 06 Alpes-Maritimes
- Commune: SAINT MARTIN -VESUBIE
- Carte IGN: 3741 OT
- Coordonnées géographiques:
- GPS (UTM WGS84): 32T 366457 4887258
- Coordonnées GPS décimales: 44.126327 N / 7.330805 E
- Access: Summer: parking lot of the upper Boréon ? Accessible by RandoBus: see the tab ? Tourist information?
Spring/winter: lower Boréon parking lot
- GPS (UTM WGS84): 32T 363097 4885873
- Coordonnées GPS décimales: 44.113238 N - 7.289183 E
Par la route
By Martin centre, take the direction of la Colmiane. Then turn right in the direction of le Boréon M89. Continue after the Lake, and Park at the level of the Nordic Centre.
ATTENTION on the danger of avalanches. Inquire with the hut manager Description: From the reception cottage, go up the Nordic tracks till the cowsheds (Vacheries du Boreon), along the wooden chalet of the Alpage and continue above alongside a forest path that joins the summer car park (beacon.419, 420). Continue on the Nordic tracks, then on the summer trail till Chalet Vidron (beacon.421, 422). A steep slope gives access to the bridge of Peïrastrèche which allows you to cross the stream (b.423). Continue along the orographic right bank of the Boreon till the plateau of Gias de Peirastreche (beacon.425). Turn left and climb the steep slope that leads to the plateau of the mountain hut of Cougourde (Refuge de Cougourde).
ATTENTION on the danger of avalanches. Inquire with the hut manager Description : From the hut, take the immediate right and goes down into the forest to join the plateau of Gias de Peirastreche (beacon 425). Then turn right to reach the bridge of Peirastreche (beacon.423). Cross it and follow the Nordic tracks that go down to the upper parking lot of Boréon (beacon.420-419). Continue till the car park facing the reception cottage of Boreon.
- GPS (UTM WGS84): 32T 364451 4885410
- Coordonnées GPS décimales: 44.109332 N - 7.306216 E
Par la route
From the centre of Saint-Martin-Vésubie , take the direction of la Colmiane. Then turn right in the direction of le Boréon M89. Continue after the lake and turn right after the Nordic Centre in the direction of the Alpha Park. Continue until the end of the road to reach the upper parking lot of le Boréon.
Transports en commun
Access by public transport: SNCF Train station of Nice, join the Thiers avenue bus route, take line 730 at St. Martin Vésubie. Accessible by the Rando-bus Express during summers: http://www.lignesdazur.com Tel : 0 800 06 01 06. Tourist Information Office of St.Martin : www.saintmartinvesubie.fr Tel: 04 93 03 21 28
From the upper parking lot of Boréon (beacon.420) Take left the wide path. At the beacon 421, go on straight ahead, ignoring the right pathway leading to Maïris. Start going upwards to the chalet Vidron (beacon.422). Continue on the yellow marking to reach the bridge of Peirastreche that take to cross the stream of Boréon (beacon.423). Then, on the other bank, continue to go upwards on the GR52, ignoring the tiny pathway on the left at a large cairn. Once reached the plateau of Gias de Peirastreche (beacon.425), leave the GR and climb on the left path that will lead you to a plateau. From there, the mountain hut of Cougourde (Refuge de Cougourde) is near on your left.
From the mountain hut, take the pathway on the immediate right that goes down into the forest and joins the GR at the beacon 425. Then take right to reach the bridge of Peirastreche (beacon.423). Cross it and follow the comfortable path that goes down to the upper parking lot of Boréon (beacon.420).