Between the scrubland and the Durance river




Very easy





Positive elevation gain

27 meters

Negative elevation gain

28 meters


Min. 116 meters

Max. 142 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

Mérindol – La garrigue car park / Mérindol – La garrigue car park


Mérindol – La garrigue car park

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Tourist service in Mérindol :

Aromas from pines and scrub, mix of meanders and the tranquillity of the birds. A triumphant Durance cocktail!
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Cross the second barrier and go straight into the woods. Continue straight at the first intersection and then at the intersection shaped in a Y, take a right. Reach the point of view of the Durance (do not go beyond reason to the cliff edge).!)
1 - Take a right. Continue straight to the next crossing.
2 - Do not miss on the left the path going down to the valley of the Grand Jardin. Go past a house and crops and upon arriving on a small road, go across under the railway track. Take the second road ahead and then the dirt road across (old car park). Cross the little bridge over the old canal of Carpentras.
3 - .Continue straight Reach to another path. Turn left, climb the dam by the stairs and reach the bird observatory. Retrace your steps and turn left at the foot of the staircase. Leave behind the track taken at the beginning and continue straight the path at the foot of the dam. On the bridle path, continue on the right along a large field and reach the Carpentras canal. Continue to the right until the end of the dirt road.
4 - Just before the road, turn right, go through the woods and follow the path along the old canal. Come back to the small bridge (point 3).
3 - Take a sharp left and go back to the forest of La Garrigue (point 2) by the route taken at the beginning.
2 - At the top of the steep hill, continue straight. Then take a right to return to the starting point calmly.

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public transportation

Cavaillon station
then Bus no. 908 Cavaillon-Pertuis – Mérindol Centre stop.

recommended parking

Mérindol – La garrigue car park

To note

  • Do not get too close to the edges of the cliff (point 1) and irrigation canals (before and after point 4).

  • Stay inconspicuous if you want to look at the birds from the observatory (after point 3)

If you want to report a problem on your hike (marking, maintenance, danger...), let us know on Suricate: sentinels.sportsdenature.fr
Access to the massifs
Respect the regulations preserving protected natural areas – find out about restrictions to accessing the massifs during fire risk periods, from 15 June to 15 September.
Before heading out, check the website

In brief

  • Accessible, family circuit
  • Discovery the fauna and flora of the Durance river


Guided hikes