A favourite doggie walk is a super trail that wanders along the shallow waterways of the river Brague between Biot and Valbonne in the Brague Valley (also known as Vallée de la Brague/ Sentier de la Brague).
The paths along the water are mostly in heavy shade of the surrounding forest which is very good for us doggies in the hot summer months. There are no roads around apart from a small track access for parking at the Pont des Tamarins, so it is a real oasis of peace and tranquility most of the way.
The walk is around 10 km (six miles) long and is marked on the sign posts as a three-hour walk from one end to the other..a super special doggie walk.
Even when we do just part of the trail for a shorter walk, it is very hard to turn back since it is soooo beautiful and we end up walking and staying longer than planned anyway.
Cascading waterfalls, stone bridges and drooping trees create a fairytale landscape right out of an Arthur Rackham illustration or a scene in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
There are many splash pools providing perfect paw-paddling rests, cool refreshing drinks and water stick retrieving.
We normally start in Biot and finish in Valbonne. (For a shorter more direct potter about, we drive to the bridge Tamarins (Pont des Tamarins, Route de L’Agasse, Biot) and walk towards Biot since it is very quiet and flatter that side:
Although this is mainly a water walk there is enough forest for me to enjoy a woodland sniff of rabbits whilst my pal Toffee continues to enjoy splashing at the little fish as they go by:
There are lots of little waterfalls and some water pools are big enough for the expert doggie swimmers.
Here’s a little video of the magical water walk 🙂