What is this night hike?
Every year in May, the village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens with the volunteer association ASCS organize a night hike around its town and into the Maures Mountains. This year (2010), the night hike takes place during the night of Saturday, May 1st.
Last year, over 1700 happy hikers explored the village and its surroundings by night.
How's the hike?
Lots of fun! Three hikes circle around Roquebrune-sur-Argens: 6 km, 14 km or 20 km. Children under 12 can only sign-uup for the 6 km hike and must be accompanied by an adult. There's also a timed race, for the more competitive ones.
It begins at place Germain Ollier in Roquebrune-sur-Argens at 9PM for the first round of hikers. Be there earlier to pick up your number and T-Shirt.
What to bring?
A head lamp or flash light, warm clothes, cell phone, a safety blanket and whistle are recommended. Not that the hike is dangerous with the number of people hiking and the number of volunteers keeping an eye out for safety, but it is dark. Hike it with a group of friends or family - don't do it alone.
Where do I sign up?
You have to sign up before the race & hike - no sign-ups allowed on hike day. Cost is 10 € and you get a T-Shirt and breakfast at the end of the loop, free for kids under 12. Sign-up online at http://www.as-cs.fr/lucioles/ or at the Roquebrune-sur-Argens tourism office (phone: 04.94.19.89.89).