Who are we
La Routo, from the Occitan far la routo, meaning “make the journey”, is a Franco-Italian project aiming to develop territories around the practice of transhumance and roaming tourism. . It is the result of over ten years of exchanges between the Maison de la Transhumance (Salon-de-Provence) and theUnione Montana Valle Stura (Italian Piedmont) and seeks to implement and facilitate a crossborder itinerary and network connecting the Crau Plain and the Stura Valley.
The GR®69 La Routo®long-distance hiking trail, connects the plains of lower Provence to Piedmont’s Alpine valleys, following the former drailles and carraires (transhumance tracks and rights-of way) in the footsteps of the flocks of sheep on the great summer transhumance of bygone days.
The GR®69 La Routo® long-distance hiking trail, certified by the Fédération Française de Randonnée in June 2020, covers almost 540 km connecting Arles to Borgo San Dalmazzo, following former transhumance drailles and carraires. Signposting was created by départemental committees and the Topoguide® is set to appear in spring 2022, when the trail is to be inaugurated.