Hiking itinerary "Le lac des Monges" (Lake of the Monges)
Magnificent medium mountain hiking where fauna and flora become one. You will appreciate the richness of its landscapes and the breadth of its panoramas! Lovers of photography will also be served.
Leaving from Esparon-la-Bâtie. Go up in the village following the red and white markings of the GR6 towards the Lac des Monges. 10mn later, leave the GR6 on the right by taking the path marked out in yellow which will guide you to Beaudinard, without forgetting to savour the landscape from the cross of Beaudinard (1340m). After quenching your thirst at the village fountain, take the path marked out in yellow towards the Monges massif. 1h30 later, you reach the Lac des Monges and its refuge managed by the ONF. Behind it, take the GR6 which, after passing close to a Rocher-qui-Parle, will guide you to Esparon-la-Bâtie.
Your hiking partner: the wolf
Having arrived naturally from Italy at the beginning of the 1990s, and present in the Massif des Monges since the end of those same years, the wolf still haunts our imagination. The return of this super predator at the top of the food chain should allow each of us to reflect on nature and the place that man should occupy in the environment. It is true that neighbourhood conflicts with breeders are real, but tend to diminish when means of protection are used.
All year round.