Roam Sentier de la Glacière in Gémenos
Nestling at the heart of the Sainte-Baume Regional Nature Reserve, adorned with pines, beech trees and lanky lindens, the shaded valley of Saint-Pons features a 3¾-hour loop spanning 11.5 km. A plethora of wonderful surprises awaits you here among the maples, holm oaks and yews: a wheat mill, paper mill and ice well evoking the valley’s rich industrial past, owed to its abundant water supply. Follow the trail along Torrent du Fauge, steeped in refreshing underwoods, to the “Glacière de Bertagne” ice well standing under the daunting gaze of Pic de Bertagne. The panoramic view over the Mediterranean Sea is simply magnificent and spans the vast bays of Marseille and Toulon, the Sainte-Baume, Sainte-Victoire and Mont Ventoux mountains, and snowy peaks of the Alps.