Sometimes called the little Switzerland, the Queyras region is known above all for its high villages, its larch forests and its wide mountain pastures. On the edge of the Italian border, this massif benefits from the coolness of the mountains and the blue sky of the Southern Alps. There are more than 300 days of sunshine per year! On the border, the imposing Mount Viso (3841 m), the 2nd Italian summit, rises.
Here nature is wild and preserved by the Regional Natural Park: numerous high altitude lakes, rare floral species, abundant mountain fauna (hares, marmots, chamois, eagles and even wolves...).
This stay plays at jumping the border, between two countries but also between two worlds, between virgin high altitude spaces and valleys rich in an authentic heritage.
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Daily ascent: +/-850 m on average. Maximum difference in altitude: 1200m.
Duration of the stages: between 4 and 7 hours per day.
Maximum altitude of passage: 2900 m.
Medium mountain circuit without particular difficulties.
This trip is carried out in collaboration with our local partners, who, like us, are keen to offer you an authentic trip.
6 nights in comfortable mountain huts.
Comfort version possible with supplement according to availability at the time of booking (room of 2 in gîte formula: sheet and towel not provided, bathroom to be shared). A supplement of 20€ per stage will be asked for this option. In some cases, the accommodation in a double room may be different from the rest of the group, meals will be taken with the group.
Breakfast and dinner are served in the accommodation.
For lunch, your guide will prepare a picnic lunch, usually consisting of a variety of salads and regional products.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnic.
IGN Top 25 - 3537 ET - Guillestre and Top 25 - 3637 OT - Saint-Veran (1/25 000)
Reception at Prat Hauts on Saturday. Meeting with the guide around 7pm.
- From Paris: Night train Paris / Guillestre or day train TGV via Valence or Grenoble.
Return: day train via Valence or Grenoble then TGV to Paris.
Schedules to be checked with the SNCF: oui.sncf/
Access by train to Montdauphin-Guillestre station, then transfer to Ville Vielle by regular shuttle bus (about 12€ per person, 30 min journey). Information and booking of the Guillestre Montdauphin to Ville Vielle buses: www.zou.maregionsud.fr
At the beginning or end of the season (before 5 July and after 31 August), the shuttle service may not be operational. Two shuttles per day will then be organised by us, one at 9am and one at 5pm (cost: 10 €, booking required on 04 92 46 71 72).
From Grenoble, 2 possible routes to Guillestre:
- Via Gap
- Via the Col du Lautaret and Briançon. For information on the state of the road to the pass, call 04 92 24 44 44 (answering machine).
From Guillestre, go to Château-Queyras then Ville Vieille (1.5km, the only roundabout in the Queyras). Free parking on site next to the Tourist Office.
In order to plan your journey, we advise you to get information on the itinerary from the different sites: www.viamichelin.fr / www.mappy.fr
Some websites where drivers and passengers can share rides: https://covoiturage-libre.fr/ https://www.laroueverte.com/ https://www.roulezmalin.com/ https://www.blablacar.fr/.
End of the tour around 2.30 pm at the bus station of Ville Vieille.
In accordance with the regulations, we are insured for Professional Civil Liability. In no case can we replace your personal liability. If you have chosen the EUROP ASSISTANCE repatriation insurance that we offer, Altitude Mont Blanc only acts as an interface between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to the strict terms and conditions of sale. You are responsible for following the procedures for reporting any claims.
Before taking any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late, contact the agency: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be daily transported between accommodation by our vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver to refuges, which access is not always easy!
Please use one bag per person; gathering together the belongings of two people usually leads to a heavy bag. Two bags of 10kg are better than one bag of 20 !
Luggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!