28,64 km cycling route from Quinson to Gréoux-les-Bains
Elevation of the stage
The route from Quinson to Gréoux-les-Bains
Sticking with the GR4 hiking trail, the route leaves Quinson beside the cemetery, then leads up to the plateau above via a trail through holm oaks where you may have to carry your bike on occasion. A short stretch of track leads on to the Esparron road, leading to this village with its château 6km away. The mountain-biking route continues on to Gréoux-les-Bains alternating between tarmacked road and tracks.
The link to Manosque gives access to an SNCF train station, and encourages you to discover this town’s historic centre, with its centuries-old gates, plus the Maison de Jean Giono, devoted to a reputed local author. The way sticks to the GR4 hiking trail, with parts along country roads and parts on tracks, at times in woods, at other times open to the skies, descending to the Durance Valley. Nearing the end, the outskirts of town are more urban, the roads busier. The train station lies 1km after the bridge, below the town centre.
SNCF train station nearby
- Esparron lake
- Esparrron-de-Verdon, the village
- St Martin-de-Brôme, the village
- Gréoux-les-Bains: the thermal spa town