GR52A: Moulinet to Sospel
ElevationAscent: 1,328' 405 m
Descent: -2,611' -796 m
High: 3,439' 1,048 m
Low: 1,367' 417 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
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“Expect some hike-a-bike, but this trail is awesome.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
This portion of the GR52 starts in Moulinet. The first 3.2 km (2 mi) is a moderate 7% climb along forest road through a heavy hardwood forest. At that point, you'll see the entrance to a singletrack at the left (follow the GR52 signs). The singletrack is narrow, at times technical, and perched along the side of the mountain at about 1000 m (3400 ft) elevation. There are some great views of the la Bevera Valley from this stretch, and also some exposure.
Starting at the 6 km (3.7 mi) mark, the trail begins descending steeply among a loose rock field. Unless you've developed the capability to hover, expect to hike-a-bike/rock scramble down part of the next 1 km (0.6 mi) or so. The trail then levels out for a while before resuming the descent, still with an expert character.
At 8 km (5 mi), you'll cross an ancient stone bridge over la Ruisseau de Cuous (river). A narrow, twisting, technical, and at times muddy singletrack roughly follows the river until you reach the D2566 provincial road. This will take you back into Sospel.
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