HAUT QUEYRAS

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7 days 7 days
Guided / with a guide Guided / with a guide
With baggage transport With baggage transport
Accommodation Classic (dormitory)
Level *** Level ***
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Under the sun of the Southern Alps

Sometimes called 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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  • Discover an authentic country, vast mountain pastures, typical wooden architecture and famous sundials...
  • A very nice hike with "mountain" atmosphere
  • The pleasant climate of the Southern Alps 
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THE PRICE

Includes

  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader ;
  • All meals including picnic lunches and snacks during the day ;
  • Accommodation in gites, refuges and small hotels, shower tokens in accomodation if required ;
  • Tourist tax ; 
  • Daily luggage transport between accommodation (except on Day 2) and bus transfers.

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses (drinks, etc.), touristic visits ;
  • Lugagge transport on Day 2 ;
  • Your return journey from home to the point of departure/end point ;
  • Airport taxes and other exclusions clearly described within the corresponding technical sheet.

The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.

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L’itinéraire jour après jour...

Day 1

WELCOME AND INSTALLATION
Meeting point at 5:30pm in front of the bus station of Ville Vieille (05350 Château Ville Vieille - Queyras). Transfer to the first accomodation and installation.

Day 2

PRATS-HAUTS - SAINT VÉRAN - REFUGE DE LA BLANCHE BY THE BALCONS DES AIGUES
Early departure for Saint-Véran, in a balcony along the vallée de l'Aigue Blanche. On the way, visit of Pierre-Grosse and Saint Véran, two traditional and emblematic villages of Queyras. Ascent by the big canal to the refuge of the Blanche, at the foot of the Toilies head, at 2500 m of altitude. Night in refuge de la Blanche (without luggage transfer)
5h00 walk. Elevation: + 650 m / - 50 m

Day 3

REFUGE DE LA BLANCHE - COL DE LA NOIRE - VILLAGE OF CHIANALE
From the Blanche refuge, departure to the Col de la Noire, at almost 3000 m of altitude. This border pass between the Queyras and the Haute Ubaye is well named. the schists that make it up offer dark, serious tones that contrast with the carpet of flowers in the summer grass. Lac de la Blanche, de la Noire, Col Longet, lac Bleu... so many mirrors of the peaks to lead you to the Piedmontese village of Chianale. This high village will seduce you by the richness of its architecture and the authenticity of its streets. Night in gite.
5h30 walk. Elevation: + 465 m / - 1200 m

Day 4

CHIANALE - COL AGNEL (2750 m) - VALLÉE DES LACS - L'ECHALP
Ascent of the Agnel pass (2750m) from Chianale, to allow us to reach the Haut Queyras. Crossing of the Col Vieux (2850m) and descent of the inevitable Vallée des Lacs to the Vallée du Guil. This valley, recently classified as a national biosphere reserve, offers a large panorama, going up to the highest summits of our French Alps. Night in a small village in the haute vallée du Guil. Night in gite.
7h00 walk. Elevation: + 1030 m / - 1140 m

Day 5

L'ECHALP - CRETE DE PEYRA PLATA - ABRIES
You will reach the Monta, the "twin" village of Echalp from where you climb towards the peaks of Peyra Plata (2500 m).
A splendid course of ridges where the main peaks of Queyras stretch, with below the traditional hamlet of Valpréveyre. You also appreciate a unique flora present on the Colette de Gilly. Descent to the lively village of Abriès.
Night in gite
5h30 walk. Elevation: + 885m / - 1050m

Day 6

VILLAGE D'ABRIÈS - LACS MALRIFS - LES FONTS DE CERVIERES
This day allows you to discover the wonderful valley of the Fonts of Cervières in Briançon country by crossing the Malrif massif (2550 to 2900m). It is also the sportiest stage of your circuit, which allows you to approach the Malrif lakes and their magnificent view of Mont-Viso. The effort is widely rewarded!
Night in refuge
6h00 walk. Elevation: + 880 m / - 1050 m

Day 7

LES FONTS - COL DE PÉAS - COL DE LA CRECHE - VILLE VIEILLE
You will leave this charming hamlet of Les Fonts where pastoralism is still present to begin your last stage on the Queyras tour.
Dominated by the imposing Rochebrune, one of the four pillars of the massif, the Péas pass (2600m) is the highlight of your day. This vast valley offers several interesting views of the peaks of the south of the massif.
Return to Ville-Vieille by the canal then the Col de la Crêche, the final by Meyrès and the Astragales trail
6h00 walk. Elevation: + 570 m / - 1250 m

End of the tour at 4:00pm in front of the bus station of Ville Vieille.

The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, unknown factors and situations beyond our control can affect this itinerary and may change the route, timings etc.

Personalised tour available, contact us...

The trip

LEVEL ***

Average elevation: +/-800 m. Max elevation : +1200 m.
4 to 7-hour hike per day.
Maximum altitude : 2900 m (on day 6)
Mountain trek with no particular difficulty.
This trip is carried out in collaboration with our local partners, who, like us, are keen to offer you an authentic trip.

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights in refuge or gite.
In option : comfort version, depending on availability when booking (room of 2 in gite : sheet and towel are not provided, shard bathroom). Extra cost of 25€ per day and per person. Sometimes, the accommodation may be different from the rest of the group, but meals will be taken with the group.

MEALS

Breakfast and dinner are provided in the accommodation.
For picnic lunch, your guide will daimy prepare a menu, consisting of a variety of salads and local 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. 

MAPS

IGN Top 25 - 3537 ET - Guillestre and Top 25 - 3637 OT - Saint-Veran (1/25 000)

Practical information

ACCESS TO DEPARTURE POINT

Meet at 5:30pm at Chateau Ville Vieille train station and transfer to the accommodation. Debrief with the guide before diner.

BY TRAIN
From Paris: Night train Paris / Guillestre or day train TGV via Valence or Grenoble.
Return: night train via Valence or Grenoble then TGV to Paris.
Schedules must be checked on the SNCF website.
Access by train to Montdauphin-Guillestre station, then transfer to Ville Vielle by regular shuttle bus (about 30 min journey). >> Ligne 573 : from Montdauphin Gare SNCF to Gare routière Château-Ville-Vielle, to Abriès Ristolas
At the beginning or end of the season, the shuttle service may not be operational. Shuttles will be organized by us (cost: 13€).

BY CAR
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 at the bus station.
You can check on viamichelin or mappy

CAR-SHARING
Here are some websites : laroueverteroulezmalinblablacar.

End of the tour on day 7 around 4.00 pm at the bus station of Ville Vieille.

ACCOMMODATION BEFORE AND AFTER THE TRIP

Tourist office of Guillestre
Tourist Office of Queyras

TO CONTACT US

If you are late, contact the agency: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07

Equipment & baggage

EQUIPMENT LIST

Clothing

  • Walking trousers
  • Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Wind stopper or Goretex jacket
  • Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Goretex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
  • Pair of gloves and a warm hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in
  • 1 change of clothes for the evening
  • A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other Equipment

  • Toilet bag
  • Quick drying towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
  • Plastic cup for coffee
  • Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...)
  • Survival blanket
  • Head torch or hand torch
  • Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
  • Two adjustable and highly walking poles 
  • Identity card or passport

BACKPACK

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.

BAGGAGE TRANSPORT

Your baggage will be daily transported between accommodation by our vehicle (exept night 2). 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!

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