Aureille lookout tower

The highlight of the walk is the wonderful view from the lookout tower over the Alpilles range, giving superb photo opportunities!

Technical sheet
No. 4098756
A Aureille walk posted on 09/10/13 by Tamtraductions. Update : 29/09/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 5.06mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 656ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 666ft
Highest point Highest point : 1056ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 443ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alpilles
Location Location : Aureille (13930)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.719366° / E 4.949868°
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Description

How to get there: Take the D25a out of Aureille Village and continue to the small car park on the right between firefighting access tracks AL236 and AL235.

(D) Starting point: park here and continue up the D25a.

(1) On the left after about 300 metres, there is an unnumbered marker stone which in fact is track AL119. Turn left and follow this track.

Keep going straight ahead ignoring a trail heading right, then another heading left.

(2) At the third junction, bear right. From here, you can see the lookout tower. To reach it, carry on and bear right at the fork (3).

To return, retrace your steps and continue straight on (track AL227, unmarked), following the forest track and unsealed road to Aureille.

(4) Pass through the village and head north, returning to the car park and the finishing point. (A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 581ft
1 : mi 0.1 - alt. 587ft - AL119 track to the left
2 : mi 1.07 - alt. 971ft - Junction
3 : mi 1.47 - alt. 1040ft - Lookout Tower
4 : mi 4.2 - alt. 443ft - Passage through Aureille
D/A : mi 5.06 - alt. 581ft

Useful Information

There is a drinking water fountain in the village.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Aureille http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/bouches/aure...: a charming little village with a former wash-house and the old village on the hillside above (it is better not to go there due to the risk of falling rocks). Make sure to explore the heart of the village: the typical stonebuilt houses are splendid and there are superb squares, the clock tower (place de l'Horloge) and the castle (place du Château).

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 28 May 2018 22:18:14 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 28/05/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Nice quiet walk with a few very nice lookouts and spots to have a nice picnic..

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