2 days on horseback on Route Napoléon
2 days on horseback, for owner riders, on the equestrian route of the Route Napoléon (GR406) between Digne-les-Bains and Château-Arnoux, with an additional variant on the third day to end the stay at the citadel of Sisteron!
The Great Equestrian Route of the Route Napoléon (GR406) is 350km of marked paths between Grasse and Vizille, Napoleon covered it with his troops in 8 days in 1815.
Day 1: Digne-les-Bains - Mallemoisson - Mirabeau
Distance: 14 km - Positive elevation: 230 m // Negative elevation: 150 m
Departing from Digne, you will meander through the Bléone valley on the Route Napoléon. The route labeled Grand Equestrian Route offers several ascents and descents, in particular the one leading you to the superb viewpoint of Gaubert, which then descends on the other side where you will cross a footbridge at the foot of the hill. New ascent to the village of Mallemoisson, then descent into the plain where you will cross the Duyes river. You will then cross the hamlet of Lutins to arrive at the castle of Fontenelle and the village of Mirabeau where the cottage and the paddock for the horses are located (100m away).
Day 2: Mirabeau - Volonne - Château-Arnoux
Distance: 20 km - Positive elevation: 250 m // Negative elevation: 430 m
This stage offers you very varied landscapes, starting with a long track rising to a superb point of view of the penitents. You will then descend via a ridge path towards Malijai, where a track will take you to the center of the village. You will find the Château du village and its park, where Napoleon slept on March 4, 1815. The end of the route winds along the Durance in the heart of the ornithological reserve. This reedbed is home to more than 160 species of birds!
Additional day possible to extend the equestrian route to the citadel of Sisteron (+75€ per person for full board in an equestrian gite).
Cancellation free of charge in exceptional circumstances (epidemics, bad weather).
- Number of day(s): 2
- Number of night(s): 1
Labels & accessibility
- South Region / Cycling sector
- Haute Provence members
- Equestrian sports
- Horseback riding
€ 75 per person.
This price includes
full board accommodation at the gite de Mirabeau (hearty wine and coffee dinner included, breakfast and picnic), enclosure with box for horses, water and food (pellets and hay). The description of the stages, the IGN maps and the GPX traces of the routes. Shower possible on arrival at the tourist office during opening hours. The tourist tax. Group of 8 people maximum.
This price does not include
the picnic on the day of arrival, the transfer of people on day 2 to recover the vehicles and the horse-drawn vans left at the starting point (package €50, 4 places in the vehicle). Additional day possible to extend the equestrian itinerary to the citadel of Sisteron (+75€ per person for full board in an equestrian gite).
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