Superb cliff-side walk. Views of Les Taillades, Robion and Cavaillon.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park in front of the town hall of Les Taillades.
(D/A) On leaving the car park, cross the road and take the lane to the left, following the sign to the Chapelle Saint-Gens. Pass the graveyard.
(1) Note on the right the lane by which you will return (Gorges de Badarel) and carry straight on following the yellow waymarks.
(2) Turn right up the Chemin du Boulon. Later, turn sharp left and follow the waymarks to the "Boulon" signpost.
(3) Turn right towards the Castelas on a little path leading down into the forest. Continue for about 2km with many uphill sections, fine views and cliffs. Where the path levels out, one can see Les Taillades, Robion and Cavaillon. Continue to the "Castelas" signpost.
(4) Turn right towards the Gorges de Badarel. After passing through the gorge, you arrive at a junction.
(5) Continue half right to reach the junction you noted at the beginning of the walk.
(1) Turn left to return to the car park from which you set out (D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 374ft
1 : mi 0.23 - alt. 394ft - Junction at the start and end of the loop
2 : mi 0.63 - alt. 381ft - Chemin du Boulon, turn right
3 : mi 1.44 - alt. 535ft - "Boulon" signpost - Source du Boulon
4 : mi 2.69 - alt. 1047ft - "Castelas" signpost
5 : mi 3.27 - alt. 443ft - Junction, bear half right
D/A : mi 3.75 - alt. 374ft
The whole route is waymarked in yellow: there is no danger of getting lost.
The only minor difficulty is a ramp and small ladder in the Gorges de Badarel.
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