Belon farm (mountain bike route n°16)

Marcoux La Ferme Belon N°16 photo credit Jean-Luc ARMAND © Jean-Luc ARMAND

A variant that allows you to discover another facet of the spectacular Terres Noires site, designed for eMTBs! Reserved for experienced pilots, this course provides access to the lunar landscapes of this spot where everyone dreams of landing their wheels!


P - Bistrot de Pays du Cheval Blanc (691 m) - Follow the Draix road for 1 km, mountain bike markings n°16 (), then take a path on the left towards the river. Fording. Climb up the forest track from Emporte to the Crête de la Blache. 1 - Crête de la Blache (1 m) - Go up to the right on a trail. Arrived at the ridge, turn right on a fun path down to the Belon farm. Continue by a beautiful crossing in the middle of the black soils to the village of Draix. This path is shared with the Grande Traversée VTT l'Alpes-Provence (n°179). 16 - Draix (2 m) - Follow the access road to the village and, 850 m away, take the uphill path on the left. After a climb, the route crosses to the village of Archail.800 - Archail (3 m) - Descend by road for 950 m then take the path on the left leading to the Terres Noires site. The mountain bike route goes up a first sector of robines then after a crossing in the middle of this lunar landscape, joins a forest track. 800 - Bergerie de Maurel (4 m) - Turn right, then the first track on the right following the mountain bike markings n°951 (). Follow it for 16 km then turn left on a technical path which goes down to the secondary road. Turn left to return to the starting point. This circuit is part of the "Domaine VTT Provence Alpes". Itinerary listed in the Departmental Hiking Plan of the Alpes de Haute-Provence.


  • Elevation: 816 m
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  • Signposting: - MTB Roaming
  • Positive elevation: 816 m
  • Distance: 24.32 km
  • Duration in hours: 2h30
  • The Terres Noires mountain bike circuit is a technical route reserved for experienced mountain bikers (crossings, passages over ridges, steep slopes, etc.). This route is ideal for e-MTBs.


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