Rochecline
>>
Home
>
Hiking
>
Rochecline
Allos

Rochecline

Flora
Embed this item to access it offline
A walk through a beautiful larch forest before setting off up the steep and rocky slopes of Rochecline. A vast panoramic view from the summit.
 

1 point of interest
Geology

Rochecline

The nappe of the Briançonnais, eroded by the climatic conditions, reveals the stages of its journey thanks to the covering layers, such as the summit of Rochecline. The crown of the monarch of Haut Verdon is made of flysch, rock which is made of marl/limestone lamination, with sandstone tendencies, formed under other skies. The surrounding summits, Mont Pelat, Rochegrand, Autapie also bear witness to this unstoppable land-based tidal wave.
read more

Description

From the hamlet of Villars bas, continue on foot on the track which ends at the hut at Herbe Blanche, a few hundred metres after the gate. Take the path which heads to the right. You will continue through a beautiful larch forest.
Then the trees thin out, the slope steepens and the path climbs in zigzags before coming to a flatter section at the foot of the rocky peak of Rochecline.
From this flatter section, the view over the southern face and the Tronchon ravine reveals itself; to the north, the black surface of the slope is rent with deep ravines. From here, follow the rocky spine up to the face of Roche Cline.
At the foot of the latter, continue up the north face in order to go round it; shortly afterwards, a steep slope of fine scree secured by tufts of grass provides access to the summit, which is adorned with a cross made of larch wood.
Follow the same route on the return journey.

Departure : Hamlet of Villars bas
Arrival : Hamlet of Villars bas
Towns crossed : Allos

Altimetric profile


Information desks

Place de la coopérative, 04260 Allos

https://www.valdallos.com

info@valdallos.com

04 92 83 02 81

Find out more

Access and parking

In Allos, take the D226 towards Lac d'Allos.
At Ferme Ste Brigitte, you can either park or continue on the forest track of Herbe Blanche; continue on the track until you reach a gate which brings it to an end.
Leave your vehicle here.


Report a problem or an error

If you have found an error on this page or if you have noticed any problems during your hike, please report them to us here: