Hiking the Mercantour French National Park: Segment 3 of 3 is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near the city of Saint-Martin-Vésubie that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Refuge de la Madonne de Fenestre - Lacs de Prals - Cime du Pertus - Cime de la Valette de Prals - Relais des Merveilles This is the third of a series of guides to hike the Mercantour French National Park, an approximately 30 mile trek that loops in one of the most preserved area of the park. Each segment roughly corresponds to a day on the trail. This Guide describes Segment 3 of 3: Refuge de La Madonne de Fenestre to Relais des Merveilles. Hike up to the "Baisse des 5 Lacs". Enjoy the landscape at the gorgeous Prals lakes. Optional: hike around the corrie and climb up the "Cime du Pertuis" and the "Cime de la Valette de Prals" (nice view). Get to the "Baisse de Prals". Finally hike down to the car.... Very long and strenuous 900m elevation downhill hike!