Mercantour French National Park: Refuge de La Madonne de Fenestre to Relais des Merveilles

MODERATE 1 reviews

Mercantour French National Park: Refuge de La Madonne de Fenestre to Relais des Merveilles is a 14.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Berthemont-les-Bains, Alpes-Maritimes, France that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1035 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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 trail 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!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail, romantic, not crowded, not difficult, but never boring. Relais des Merveilles was rustic, very quiet, great location. There are nice places to camp as well. Great experience.