The Combe de Curnier

This hike on the southern slope of Mont Ventoux, narrow, wooded and always chilly, carved out by capricious waters, leads to a vast panoramic view.

Technical sheet
No. 4098639
A Bédoin walk posted on 15/04/13 by djhoward. Update : 04/06/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h30[?]
Distance Distance : 5.74mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2096ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2110ft
Highest point Highest point : 3510ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1417ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Monts de Vaucluse
Location Location : Bédoin (84410)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.132791° / E 5.214495°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3140ET, 3140ETR
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View of the Combe de Curnier

Description

Go to Bédoin, cross the village and take the Route du Mont Ventoux which leads to Chalet Reynard. About 200 m further on, turn left on "le Chemin de la Montagne" just before the petrol station "les Lavandes" and follow it until the car park "les Colombets", with signs to "Chambres d'hôtes de Curnier". The car park is located about 100 m after the guest houses.

(D) From the car park, climb the Combe de Curnier on the PR up to the top of the valley to reach a track.

(1) Turn right for a hundred meters then fork left to continue the long climb on the track that joins the Jas des Landérots.

(2) This sheep pen and the clearing offer a panoramic view over Bédoin and the entire valley. At this crossing point, take the GR91B to the left, in the direction of the Jas du Pié Gros. Stay on the main track that leads around the mountainside for approximately 1.5km.

(3) Once you have reached the Jas du Pié Gros, leave the GR to descend left on the PR in the direction of Replanas.
(D) From the car park, climb the Combe de Curnier on the PR up to the top of the valley to reach a track.

(1) Turn right for a hundred meters then fork left to continue the long climb on the track that joins the Jas des Landérots.

(2) This sheep pen and the clearing offer a panoramic view over Bédoin and the entire valley. At this crossing, take the GR91B to the left, in the direction of the Jas du Pié Gros. Stay on the main track that leads around the mountainside for approximately 1.5km.

(3) Once you have reached the Jas du Pié Gros, leave the GR to descend left on the PR in the direction of Replanas.

(D) From the car park, climb the Combe de Curnier on the PR up to the top of the valley to reach a track.

(1) Turn right for a hundred meters then fork left to continue the long climb on the track that joins the Jas des Landérots.

(2) This sheep pen and the clearing offer a panoramic view over Bédoin and the entire valley. At this crossing, take the GR91B to the left, in the direction of the Jas du Pié Gros. Stay on the main track that leads around the mountainside for approximately 1.5km.

(3) Once you have reached the Jas du Pié Gros, leave the GR to descend left on the PR in the direction of Replanas.

(4) Once you get to the GR91, continue left to reach the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1467ft
1 : mi 1.22 - alt. 2333ft - Leave the valley
2 : mi 2.43 - alt. 3337ft - Jas des Landérots (sheep pen)
3 : mi 3.53 - alt. 3097ft - Jas du Pié Gros (sheep pen)
4 : mi 5.24 - alt. 1450ft - Intersection with GR91.
D/A : mi 5.74 - alt. 1467ft

Useful Information

In the winter and early spring, take a spare pair of socks or even shoes because their can be a lot of water.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3140ET, 3140ETR.

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

Opinions and comments

Average

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


Walker
on Mon 21 Jan 2019 11:12:55 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 19/01/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

We know the area well but had not done this walk. An excellent walk on the south face of Ventoux. Good walking boots essential.

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