Day 59: 3 August, Refuge de Longon to St Sauveur sur Tinee

The tent was very moister on the inside, so we decided to let it dry in the sun before leaving. Claudia came by before she left to say good buy. Our plan was to rejoin in Menton, and if possible even before when our tracks would meet again. After St Dalmas she would follow GR52A and we GR52.

When the tent was ready we started our climb down. It was a sunny day and the path was nice, first through some forest and later some nice fields with flowers and a lot of butterflies. 

On our way down we meet a young French guy, we walked and talked with him for a while.   

We reached the beautiful village, Roure, located at a steep hillside, it would have been nice to spend some hours there but we continued down to St Sauveur sur Tinee, 496 m. This was the first time in a very long time we where below 1000 meters. It felt strange. You also could clearly feel that we where more south and close to the Mediterranean. It was much warmer and the flora and vegetation had changed, we could find a lot of herbs like Oregano and different kind of thyme.


We run in to Claudia and she made us company for lunch at a restaurant. Yrr ordered, capacious and I had some calf meet. For dessert we had some nice ice cream. 

Claudia continued up to Rimplas. We stayed the night at the camping. We made a light dinner, tortellini with fresh tomato and drank some nice cider with it. For dessert we ate some nice pannacotta with caramel.