The Haute Tinée valley opens the doors to wide open spaces at less than 1h30 from Nice: a huge terrace of greenery at altitude. A happiness with only one witness: Nature, which invites you in its sanctuary, the Mercantour National Park.
In the heart of a protected nature, the trail is practiced at the rhythm of the seasons almost all year long and allows you to discover high altitude lakes and a multitude of breathtaking landscapes.
Trail lovers, explore this magnificent playground and discover different routes between green forests, mineral and lunar sceneries up to the majestic summits of the Southern Alps... freedom is yours!
To help you find your way around, the Explore Tinée Mercantour trails are equipped with directional trail markers. On each marker is affixed the number(s) of the trail to be followed on their color of difficulty (green - blue - red - black) or their particularity (orange = vertical).
The trail markers are placed at regular intervals, at each directional change. Between two directional trail markers, follow the existing hiking markers.
Explore Tinée Mercantour offers you 2 timed routes, starting from Saint-Etienne de Tinée and Auron. 2 dry climbs of 600 and 1040m of difference in altitude to measure yourself against other runners and achieve the best time!
Download the mobile application and register your time thanks to the trail running challenge terminals located at the start and finish of the courses. It's up to you to take up the challenge!