From the Bastide, you start straight north on the yellow marked road. It meets up with the main east-west road a bit higher up, and here you take left. After only some 250 meters you take right and follow the yellow markings a bit further. Now simply follow this road ALMOST all the way to the 859 meter point heading east. Just some 125 meters before this junction, you take the path leaving the road to the left upwards into the woods. There has been done a lot of tree cuttings in the area newly, but the path is easy to see even though it’s not a marked trail and do not appear on maps. You pass at least 10 fire breakers made recently, but it does not take long before you arrive up on the main road along the mountain ridge. Take left when reaching the road, but you only stay on this road for about 250 meters. Here in the next bend, don’t follow the road, but take the small path on your right which is heading straight along the Luberon Crete. You will soon be on the 967 meter point, thereafter the 974 meter point. Here you continue the path down to the Col (pass) at 939 meters.
Walk down passed Source de Mirail (which feeds the Etang de la Bonde) and continue along the small path on the eastern side of the small river. The return walk from here to the car is about 30 minutes and follows the river for the most part. But when it gets difficult, walk out on the path that exits the area onto what looks like a small hill. Up here, you will find a track, first going south a bit, before turning east along the fields accross to the road on the other side.
Duration: 7h (incl. 1h lunch)
Distance: 15 km.
Ascent: 650 m
Difficulty: Moderate +
Start/finish: La Motte d’Aigue (409m parking in Peypin d’Aigue)
Map: IGN 3243 OT (1cm=250 m)
GPX-file: Download from VisoRando link (see below)
Pour le fichier GPX mettre à jour via ce lien VisoRando où vous pourrez également voir l'itinéraire sur une bonne carte:
For the GPX-file go to this VisoRando link where you also will see the route on a good map.