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Castellane

At the top of a picturesque rock, its 180 m in height, dominates Castellane and its surroundings, the chapel of our Lady of the rock receives throughout the year the passage of pilgrims. After the way of the cross for access to the Chapel, you can continue your walk by the Rock Tour, crossing the ruins of Petra Castellana and joining the Verdon and the rock bridge, or win the village by former epierrees agricultural parcels on the tour of the greenhouse.
Overlooking the Verdon at about 1545 m, the cliffs of the Brandis Cadieres mark the landscape. Brandis and the Brandis Cadieres are hikes that offer outstanding views of this geological curiosity, the surrounding peaks, old roads, guests have access to the hamlets isolated Brandis and Villars-Brandis.
The mountain of Robion (1660 m) is one of the highest peaks of the town of Castellane. In circling the mountain, you will take a nice path overlooking the Verdon, before moving on to the hamlets of Robion and breakfast Robion, close to the chapels of Saint-Thyrs and Saint-Trophism. By winning the Summit, you will discover a unique panorama on the Alpine massifs of the Ecrins, Mercantour and Verdon.
About hiking to the Summit of Destourbes, it is largely covered in the forest which covers the large inclined plane of Destourbes. The reward is at the end of this ascent culminating in 1543 m where we discover the main hills of the region: Chiran (West, 1900 m), Tang (on the other side, Northeast, 1890 m), Lachens (point highest Lachens (highlight of Var, 1750 m, southeastern) and finally, almost "at your feet" and however highest the Robion (1660 m).)
40 million years, the neck of the Lèques was under the sea. In a warm sea, lived peaceful marine mammal: Sirenia (ancestors of dugongs and manatees current).This tour allows you to discover a unique site in the world, designed by the geological Reserve of Haute-Provence. You will thus leave to the discovery of fossils preserved on-site, 35 million years old.
•    The tour du Roc
•    Tour du Serre
•    Brandis
•    The Caidieres of Brandis
•    The Summit of Robion
•    The round of Robion
•    The Summit Destourbes
•    The trail of Sirenia

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The tour du Roc

•    From the tourist office, follow the national road towards Digne by sidewalks. Pass before parking St-Michel and, in front of a gas station, turn right the way amount to the chapel Notre-Dame du Roc. The route runs along the ramparts and continues along a path (calade). After having walked along the walls and be passed at the foot of the pentagonal tower, the trail continues through a cross road of fourteen oratories.
•    The climb (Castellane views) continues until the crossroads between access to the Chapel and the Tower of the Roc.
•    Mount the chapel Notre-Dame du Roc, overlooking the village located 180 m below. Return by the same route. Follow the route left, then 10 m, turn right onto the "Tour du Roc", way back on Castellane.
•    The route passes through the ruins (remains of Petra Castellana). Shortly after having passed the old abstraction of a source, the trail described a shoelace and joined lowlands a ravine. Down it a path to homes and a small road along the Verdon.
•    Take right and after being passed under the roc and front of the bridge, a historic monument, earning you the Boudousque parking. Join the centre of the village and the church square by the rue de Lieutenand Blondeau (old quarter of the village and artisans).
Between 1 h and 2 h, 4km walk, 190 m in altitude, yellow. Easy to do in all-season hiking.

Tour du Serre

•    From the tourist office; by sidewalks, follow the national road towards Digne. Pass before parking St-Michel and, in front of a gas station, turn right the way amount to the chapel Notre-Dame du Roc.
•    The route runs along a large wall (dead-end) and continues along a path paved with pebbles (calade). After having walked along the walls and be passed at the foot of the pentagonal tower, the trail continues through a cross road of fourteen oratories. The climb (Castellane views) continues until the crossroads between access to the Chapel and the Tour du Roc.
•    Allow the access to the chapel of our Lady of the rock and take the left path. 10 m further, continue in front (the route of the Tour de rock part right). The trail follows a clearing, then continues in crossing sur400 m about to the ruins of the greenhouse. Veer left, pass at the foot of the ruins (point of view on Notre-Dame du Roc and, in the background, the peak of Destourbes) and after the tray down piles of stones (some steep passages). Below, the trail is committed on the right and joins the route from Castellane to la Baume.
•    Return to the village by the left hand path. After 400 metres he won the NB5 road, that one goes down, by sidewalks, the downtown.
Between 1 h and 2 h, 4 km walk, 190 m altitude, yellow, easy to do year-round hiking.

Mr Baron de Castellane, Château de Castellane... for 1000 years

The House of Castellane is among the most important and oldest families of Provence. The first baron de Castellane, Boniface de Castellane is mentioned around the 10th century.
Since those ancient times, the lineage of Castellane is never extinguished. Few noble families are such genealogy, spanning eleven centuries. It is in memory of this first baron that many representatives of the House of Castellane bears the name of Boniface, which is not necessarily the case of historians. The most famous of them, said affectionately Boni (1867-1932) was elected several times member of the Department, then the Basses-Alpes. His largesse (which helped its popularity) are famous throughout the region. It sometimes paid his own money some lavoir planning or restoration of a church. He also fled one of the opponents to the law of separation of Church and State in 1905 in the Chamber of Deputies.
In Paris, where he lived the majority of his time, lifestyle was... sumptuous and the festivities of this 'dandy', married to a wealthy heiress, very famous. There are many castles, manors or noble houses in the region to have belonged, at one time or to another, the Castellane family whose family ramifications are innumerable.It also symbolises around Verdon resistance to the comte de Provence Castellane yet were vassals. But their lands and many castles that they built around the river they often opposed the Central will and remain a symbol of independence for the region.

A rock, a peak, a peninsula...

View rock that dominates Castellane and in the absence of knowledge of mountaineering, you first wonder how to reach the Summit. Do not stop at this first impression, a path leads quietly up there. This Rock, 200 meters high and whose Summit offers a surface of approximately 650 m2 was inhabited several times during the history of the city. Sites perched in this part of the Provence correspond mainly to two main periods. The first, before the Roman colonization in the 1st century BC, corresponds to the celto-Ligurian settlement period and the formation of what is called oppida (in the singular oppidum). Places of security research is probably the origin of this perchement but any oppidum was not necessarily a place of permanent habitat. Some oppida are the fortified defensive use sites of refuge in the event of danger. Castellane, it seems that the top of the rock has been used for these purposes and fortified under the name of Ducelia. There is however no trace of that time.
The second great period during which the population took refuge in height corresponds to the Saracen invasions which will spread the 8th at the beginning of the 10th century. But he should not believe there whether they fled immediately above. The creation of the perched villages seems especially date of 10th and 11th centuries, dates to which the threat is ruled out." It is that it takes time to invest such sites! "Without relying on those who never want to move from their homes."At the top of the rock, a fortified castle was built around the half of the 10th century. The Summit is then surrounded by walls and the population group on the small plain separating the Roc of the greenhouse. It was at this time known as "enchatellement" that Castellane derives its name: Petra Castellana, i.e. the "fortified Rock".
The second occupation, there is not much either. Still visible walls were probably often redesigned and the Church, attested from the 11th century has been restored or rebuilt several times until 1876, date on which was placed the statue of the Virgin more than 6 meters high that today overlooks the city, whose inhabitants are dropped long.

Brandis

•    Since the parking located in the edge of track, climb the trail marked yellow in the direction of Villars-Brandis. Starting in crossing, he joined 500 m the road to the hamlet. Climb it to the village and follow the path starting behind the Church. He joined in an abstraction of water (small building) the intersection between routes Brandis and the Cadieres.
•    Take the path on the left. After a new climb and a lightweight replat, the route descends slightly and joined a ruin. Pass over it, and then again cross the track (leave the right lane). The trail will pass at the foot of a source and reach down, the ruined village of Brandis (private property, do not enter the ruins).
•    Down to the left, at height of Oaks, 20 m after the first ruins. The descent is done by a succession of hairpin switchbacks up to the trail of the GR4 (points of view on the Brandis Cadieres, in front, the mountain of Robion).
•    Opportunity to go to the St. John chapel which can be seen in the direction of Chasteuil (30 minutes return). To return to the start, follow the path left in the direction of Castellane (white and Red markup). He joined the starting point of the hike 2.5 km.
2 h to 3 h, 6km walk, 250 m of made uneven, yellow, white and Red markup. Fix RANDO average, preferred in the fall and spring.

Cadieres of Brandis

•    Departure 1: From col de Leques (parking), take the track to the South. Possibility to park a little further away (parking area tennis court or the small col to 400 m). Follow the trail in the direction of the Brandis Cadieres. At the first intersection, leave to right the chemin de Taulanne (way back), and continue to climb by the forest path. The trail climbs gradually for about 1 km to the intersection with the trail descending to Castellane.
•    1 continue on the rising track. 100 m, leave a track down to the left. The trail climbs for another 300 m, and then the route follows the trail starting in the first corner. It leads to the ridge of Colle Bernaiche (point of view on the Valley of the Verdon) and joined the trail from Villars-Brandis.
•    2 continue on the track in the direction of the pylon, and path, at the end of the runway, starting on a hillside in the direction of the Cadieres. The route is relatively flat for 500 m and then, at a fruit tree, he left the direction of Cadieres, seen at bottom, to follow the trail rising right into the Hill. It winds among the rocks and wins, under the pine trees, the culmination of hiking (1,550 m).
•    3. the trail descends the plateau between pine trees and cleared passages. After approximately 900 m it is committed right at the bottom of a depression.Follows the crossing of rock sections (not dangerous, but a few steep passages; be very attentive to the markup) and the crossing of a small tunnel under rock before the descent towards the forest. In the understory, the descent is steep, then it continues in crossing to another marked path.
•    4 leave left the descent towards Taulanne and follow right path to pass the Lèques. He joined 900 m the rising slope at the point 1. Return to the car park by the route taken initially.
0330 hours, 7.5 km from market, 400 m in altitude, yellow. Fix hiking average, preferred in the fall and spring.
•    Departure 2: The number of places is extremely limited in Villars-Brandis, and in order to do not disturb residents, we recommend that you park in the last laces under the village, or the parking of the departure of the hike from Brandis (Brandis Villars at 20 minutes). From the parking lot, follow the marked yellow trail which ascends to Villars-Brandis and the Cadieres. He joined the road, then 800 m the hamlet.
•    1. to Villars-Brandis, take the amount behind the Church. He joined in an abstraction of water (small building) the intersection between routes Brandis and the Cadieres. Take the trail to the right. The climb is hotter on 350 m height difference. The joined trail route cadieres crested glue Bernaiche (point 2).
•    Perform the course as described above and return to point 2. Return to Villars-wielded by the loan route to go.
4 h 30, 10km walk, 750 m in altitude, yellow, of medium difficulty, focus on autumn and spring.

The eternal hamlet

The village of Villars-Brandis was originally a hamlet depending on the main village of Brandis. This is what means the word "Villars" attached to Brandis.
Brandis still exists, but the village, abandoned for many years, is now in ruins and only served by a runway. In the history of the Gorge, Brandis, any isolated site seems now however had a certain importance. At his feet was the Roman road which linked Moustiers in Castellane via Châteauneuf-les-Moustiers and interior of the massif.
This strategic route was closely "locked" by several buildings fortified including the Brandis castle dating from the 12th century (it also ruined). He stood on the small rocky outcrop below the town. There is now a small dedicated chapel, Saint Jean, which can be seen from the hamlet. Brandis no longer exists (or almost) Villars-Brandis might be today a main village but it is however always considered hamlet... common Castellane to which he was attached in 1954.

Toponymy: a “cade” of species

The Brandis Cadieres are a veritable natural monument, a geological curiosity in the environment of the gorges of the Verdon. The origin of this limestone formation is only resistant in erosion as one is tempted to think. It is a more complex phenomenon involving sagging and wrinkling. We believe that the entire region has meant to be a real open-air geological Museum... Can reach their peak from the South at the end of a difficult climb but there is an alternative path by the collar of the Lèques borrowing after Castellane on the road to Digne.
The name itself of this curiosity surprised. The Provençal word "cadiere" means "Chair". What is the relationship between these huge blocks of stone disjoint who sometimes seem to tilt dangerously and an any seat? If this is the origin of the name, these chairs are at least for some giant that time to the wall forming a folder...
It must be said that the Summit of these petrified lookouts, the landscape is, again, outstanding. But Cadière can also be understood as "cade fields", i.e. of Juniperus oxycedrus, variety oxycedrus which pulls the oil of the same name, cade oil.
This oil, obtained by partial carbonization of juniper wood, has many virtues. In Provence, the women used it, strongly diluted to make their shiny hair. In medicine, this oil entered the composition of many SALVES and ointments for the skin and scalp disorders. It is also from this drug use that comes brand "Cabigas" at the beginning of the 20th century.
Finally cade oil was part of the baggage of all shepherds and found in a bottle in all pens because it kills ringworm, Wales and other parasites of animals it also heals the skin. Knowing that of the Verdon is traditionally a region of sheep farming and transhumance, this explanation of the word "cadiere" has what seduce...
Only here: cade does not grow above 800 m elevation. The manufacture of oil of cade was formerly concentrated in the South of the Department of the Var...And it has no trace of oil of cade in the Alpes de Haute-Provence... Poetic or botanical, the explanation of this "cadiere" remains enigmatic and shows the difficulty of the origin of the names...

The Summit of Robion

•    From the parking lot, follow the trail from sunken road (common in the round of Robion route). It comes down to the ravine of Rayaup. In front, the climb is done by a few turns, then crossing above the Verdon and the plain of Castellane. After 1 km in the understory, the trail leaves the course of the round of Robion to follow the trail amount left.
•    The path rises gradually in laces and crossings on the northern slope of the mountain of Robion. Gradually sight opens with Castellane, the chapel Notre-Dame du Roc, and the mountains of Destourbes and Cremon, Cadieres of Brandis. After 500 m difference in conifers, the trail gradually out of wood.Continue in the direction of the Southwest. After a small new ascent under the wood to the Summit (always follow the cairns - steep passages), the route WINS Robion pastures and the Summit at a large cairn.
•    Here the return via the same route that used to go.
5h30aller/reverse, 12km walk, 960 m altitude, yellow, difficult hiking.

The round of Robion

•    From the parking lot (elevation 740 m), follow the path down from road (common at the top of Robion route). It comes down to the ravine of Rayaup. In front, the climb is done by a few turns, then in crossing. After 1 km in the understory, the route gains the junction with the trail to the Summit of Robion.Continue straight.
•    The trail continues on a mountainside above the Verdon. The climb is shaded and progressive. You can see the Cadieres Brandis and, at their feet, the hamlets of Brandis and Villard Brandis. The trail overlooks the village of Taloire before joining the small named pass not glue (1,148 m altitude).
•    On view from this place, from East to West, the Summit of Robion, the panorama on the Artuby, the village of Trigance and the bridge of Carajuan crossing the Verdon before it enters the famous Gorge. The trail descends under the pine trees up to the ruin of Fontpuge. It runs it, rest above the forest trail, joining in a turn. Follow the descent on 150 m at the first corner, cross the barrier and take the amount in front under the pine trees. She won the path of Trigance.
•    Continue to climb to the neck of the bass from the mild (1,151 m altitude).
•    Leave left the forest road of l'adoux Fontpuge and descend in front by the road leading to the village of Robion (view on the chapel of St-Trophime in the cliffs of the mountain of Robion) crossing is by the road (right leave the access road to the farm buildings). 500 m it joins small-Robion.
•    Pass the oratory, continue on the road, past the wash-house and, at the first corner following the descending path left. He joined D 102 below. Return to the car park is by the small road, very nice, Rayaup Gorge.
6 h, 16km walk, 600 m altitude, yellow, difficult hiking.

A reward to which contained the chapel...

There are the territory of Robion a more amazing than Saint-Thyrs Chapel, without however having the architectural value. It is a rock chapel dedicated to saint Trophime. Well malin who the would find no indication. It clings to the rock, halfway up the Robion, huddled under a mountain crevices. We can guess it (when known) but a pair of binoculars is useful. It remains difficult to achieve even if a path was laid out. MI-built, mi-troglodyte, the chapel must date from the 17th century. Believed that it was built at this precise point remembrance of a most ancient cult. Although amazing, this Chapel is not a unique case. A short distance from Robion, in the commune of la Palud, another rock Chapel hides, also in the rock... Imagine today without our modern means of transport and lifting, the incredible energy of men who held to raise in these unlikely places proof of their faith? But the Bible does say that faith allows to move mountains? The company ultimately remains modest...
The chapel has been restored recently at the initiative of a group of enthusiasts, that they too deserve admiration.

The chapel Saint-Thyrs

In the middle of the small soft plain stretching to the foot of the mountain of Robion, facing the village of the same name, the chapel Saint-Thyrs is likely the most moving monuments of the territories of the Verdon. Despite his poor general condition and degradation was the object, the small nave and narrow belfry in their nudity and isolation remain surprisingly elegant.
Specialists trace its construction to the early years of the 12th century. We can no longer talk about at this time of "first Romanesque" but some details still relevant: the use of Lombard bands (reasons in a semicircle enclosing bays), the presence of a small chapel in the base of the steeple, the simplicity of the lines...
There is the reference to a Saint-Thyrs Church from 909 in a Charter of the Abbey of Cluny. The Church, located on the borders of the land of Riez (then diocese) is offered to the Burgundian Abbey by the father of saint Mayeul (itself later Abbot of the Abbey). This is probably the origin of the present Chapel, although the building has since then repeatedly changed.
Despite its distance from the village (which is not uncommon at the time of its construction) Saint - Thyrs was until the 18th century, the parish church of Robion.The small cemetery next to the building is further evidence, according to ancient usage.
In the middle of the 19th century, the village of Robion is almost abandoned and Saint - Thyrs with him. But in 1944, the Chapel is classified a historical Monument and saved from ruin which later the threat. Nearly a thousand years of existence, Saint - Thyrs always watches over his plain and keeps the memory of the men who built it through many jobbers marks carved into its stone. Depending on whether one considers Thyrse of Bithynia or the martyr of Saulieu, we celebrate the Saint Thyrsus (or Thyrs) on 28 January or September 24. Notice to fans!

The Summit Destourbes

•    Cross the Verdon by rock bridge, national road and follow on 50 m on the left in the direction of Nice. Take the trail amount in front in the forest in the direction of the Destourbes Summit. The path rises gradually winding under the pine trees.
•    Several passages are still walled. The route is well marked, earlier joined a forest track. Cross it and follow the trail upstream. A kilometre later he won a reversal of end of track area.
•    The trail goes over and down slightly. Following a long journey (first points of view on the village of guard, Valley, Lake and the Summit of the Tang). The ascent continues through a series of bends switchbacks before reaching crete. Follow it in the direction of the Summit (great cairn). Follow the markup. Return via the same route.
5 h, 14km walk, 820 m altitude, yellow, difficult hiking.

Roc Bridge

Leaving Castellane to pass across the Verdon, you have to admire the bridge in donkey in a single arch that seems to do the splits to span the river. It is a work of art very daring and very elegant in its simplicity. It is the bridge of the Roc. He has sometimes given the name of bridge Roman (because the two terms intermingle often in the names of local places, due to their similarity in pronunciation but also because the old Provençal distinguishes little these two words). It is anyway neither novel nor Roman but date very exactly the beginning of the 15th century. In 1407, it says under construction. This bridge was succeeded by a bridge built in 1300 and destroyed less than a century later by the vicomte de Turenne that devastated the region. It is now classified Historical Monument.

But what do we see from up there?

To the North, Lake Castillon, withholding artificial water, looks like a small puddle in the middle of the first heights that advertise the Alps. Its creation dates from 1948, but work on the dam began in 1929. He was given the name of the village that was engulfed by the waters.
In the wake of the Destourbes bar, we guess the hamlet of Eoulx dominated by its heavy Castle Square, typical of the castles 16th throughout the region, while at the foot of the mountain of Robion, the small plain is marked by the Summit of the Tower of the Chapel St-Thyrse of Robion, the landscape here is milder. The villages are tiny, scattered, isolated; beyond Eoulx start the hills of the Var Department, covered by forests in the interstices of which slip a few sheep on small plans Prairie. It must be said that the Department of the Var is one of the most wooded of France. But at the foot of Destourbes, the dominant activity was always and still farming. There are many sheepfolds, ancient and abandoned or active yet. At this altitude, the transhumance is unnecessary and small herds are enough grass year-round. These pastures constituted even a stopover on the way to the mountain pastures for the great herds of the South of the Department.Maybe you have the chance to spot some sheep grazing quietly next to St-Thyrse?

Between Provence and Alps

In plan, the topography of Castellane is perfectly readable. Walls, drilled part and other fortified gates enclose the original city of round shape. The ramparts date largely from the 14th and it is not uncommon that the villages were thus protected, is rarer that these walls are still in place. Still need to know that their walls are often embedded within the urban fabric. In the centre, a small common square, nearby the parish church dedicated to Saint Victor (13th, 14th century), in memory of ubiquitous Marseille Abbey in the region.
Three parallel main streets, and a large number of small alleys that connect between them. This is Castellane. But cities are not only plans. Castellane atmosphere changes radically from the villages of Provence, already moving toward the mountain architecture. Houses, narrow and high, concentrated, are sometimes completed by a perforated stone or wooden floor which originally dryer (fruit and plums...) was often used. Unfortunately these floors disappear little by little to make room for of habitable floors and it fills the gaps to allow air to pass.
Around this core "hard", the city grew, mainly from the 19th century. Then there will be buildings wider, straight and more open to the outside. They correspond to essential "equipment" of a true town: Town Hall, school, subprefecture and a vast place, open on the outside.

The trail of Sirenia

From the parking lot of the neck of the Lèques, take the track which runs alongside the Campsite. 500 m, the road gains a small pass and an intersection of trails.
Take left and right leaving the trail amount in the direction of la Baume. The relatively flat and shaded path wins a ruin. Pass along and then reach a small bridge.After him have crossed, the path rises by a few steps in wood under the pine trees. Cross the next Valley and gain a perspective on the col de Leques, the north face of the Brandis Cadieres and Robion and Destourbes summits, dominant Castellane. The trail descends then undertakes to the right in the direction of the Valley where lies the site of the fossil sirens. Return via the same route.
1 h 30 round trip, 2km walk, 150 m in altitude, yellow. Feasible easy hiking throughout the year.

The neck of the Lèques

The area called the Lèques extends to the immediate North of the pass of the same name. He evokes the name of these traps to thrushes that, consisting of two flat stones, once allowed to catch these birds (today totally prohibited practice). The first stone was laid on the ground, the second was raised singing and expertly maintained precarious equilibrium using three sticks.
A few grains of Juniper, favorite delicacy of thrushes in winter, were deposited between these sticks. The bird was to move the sticks to Peck the grains and the vertical stone fell in knocking him out.

The Valley of the fossil sirens

Fossils: less than 1% of human beings living found fossilized, that is to say if the fossilization has something 'miraculous '. It is the transformation of the remains of a body and its conservation in the rocks. Obviously, the mineralized parts (skeletons, shells, etc.) will keep the best. But wood and fingerprints, traces of activity, were also preserved, providing valuable information.
Fossils tell us about the history of life. It is they who have enabled the birth of the theory of Evolution, showing us the existence of now extinct animals. In our region, the ammonites are a good example. They disappeared 65 million years there after populated all the seas of the globe during the second era.
The formation of mountains: If Sirenia from the ravine of Tabori, who lived in the sea, lie now to close to 1000 m altitude is not that the water level dropped so much! Sediments deposited over millions of years to hundreds of meters thick, at the bottom of a sea between Africa and Europe, have been caught when here is nearly 80 million years these two continents have begun to get closer. This has resulted in this movement compression that has folded and stacked layers of rocks forming this set of 'bead' called the Alps. If the construction is here complete, it will not in the Himalayas where the India continued its thrust northward.

The guard

In the mountains, shepherds are accompanied by several dogs to help them in their work. There are dogs that are used to lead and to gather the herd: these are driving dogs, who remain in the company of the Shepherd. It also often meets protection dogs, guard (from the old french "Cristina", berger): they are large white dogs who stay with the herd. Since the resurgence of bears in the Pyrenees and the Wolf in the Alps, these dogs working with the shepherds throughout the year.Born in bergerie, the puppy weaves strong emotional links with the sheep, their relationship moved up to a total acceptance and reciprocal. The dog lives permanently within the herd, summer in the mountains and winter in the sheepfold. Educated for deterrence, ensure day and night and creates a zone of protection around the herd, standing ready to ward off any intruder (wild animal, dogs not leashed, walkers, mountain biking...).
At the approach of a hiker, the Palmer just sniff it to identify it, after which he returned to his flock. It can also sometimes try to intimidate him.
The behavior to take is:
•    largely bypass the area grazing or resting of the sheep and not cross it,.
•    have quiet and passive reactions to the dog to comfort,
•    take his dog on a leash,
•    get off the bike before being nearby.
 

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