Sometimes called little Switzerland, Queyras region is famous for its high villages rich of a traditional architecture, its mountain pastures and high valleys.
Border with Italy, Queyras mountains are rising on both sides of the Guil torrent which starts at the foot of Munt Viso and flows into the Durance at Mont-Dauphin. In the mountain freshness and under the southern Alps blue sky, that's the place of the most high villages in Europe.
The wide valleys are rising to the passes and summits, panoramic viewpoints on Munt Viso (3841m high, second highest summit in Italy). Here the nature is wild and preserved by the local national park : larch forest, pine and spruce ; pastures crossed by torrents and waterfalls that are coming from the multiple altitude lakes ; abundant flora and rare species, rich fauna (marmots, chamois, eagles, hares). The inhabitants of these lands have kept their traditions, their wood fountains, their decorated sundials and their warm welcome.
From 455 €Contact us
Departure from 22 of June to 8 of September 2019
Without baggage transport
455€ per person, classic accommodation
With baggage transport
- 7 days / 6 nights
Classic accomodation : 540€ per person (minimum of 2 persons)
Single supplement : 40€
- 6 days / 5 nights comfort version (without Fonts de Cervieres stage)
550€ per person (minimum of 2 persons)
More informations and reservation via e-mail or phone call.
The price includes:
The price does not include:
ABRIES - PEYRAS AND GILLY RIDGES
Departure from Abries village, bus transfert to Echalp. Way up toward "Tête de Pelvas" and balcony trail on the ridges of Peyras and Gilly, overlooking Guil and Valpréveyre valleys. Descent to Abries. Night in hotel or gite.
5 hour walk / Elevation : +800m -900m
ABRIES - MALRIF PASS AND FONTS DE CERVIERES
Climb to Malrif pass passing by the lakes of Grand Laus. Descent to Font de Cervieres pasture. Night in refuge.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation : +1300m -1000m
PEAS PASS - VILLE VIELLE
Climb through pastures to Peas pass that offers a superb panorama on Queyras and Briançonnais regions. Descent to "Ville Vieille" village. Transfer to Molines village and night in gite.
6 hour walk / Elevation : +600m -1250m
COL DES PRES DE FROMAGE - CEILLAC
Climb to "Prés de Fromage" pass. Balcony trail above Ceillac to reach Fromage pass and descent to Ceillac village. Night in hotel or gite at Ceillac.
6 hour walk / Elevation : +1000m -800m
CEILLAC - SAINT-VERAN
Climb to "Tête de Jacquette" via Estonques pass and descend to Saint-Veran village along the torrent of Lamaron. Saint-Veran, at 2050m, is the highest village in Europe but also the prettiest in the Queyras region.
Night in hotel or in gite at Saint-Veran.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation : +1200m -800m
BLANCHET PASS - CHIANALE
From Saint-Veran to Chianale by the high valley of Saint-Veran and Blanchet pass (2900m) that takes us to the italian piedmont. Descent towards the beautiful Chianale village passing by the blue lake, "Laghi Blu".
Night in gite at Chianale.
6.5 hour walk / Elevation : +850m -1100m
LAKES VALLEY - ECHALP
Transfer to Agnel pass (2750m). In option, ascent of "Pain de Sucre" at 3208m. Descent into the great Lakes valley to Guil valley. End of the trek at Echalp.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation : +500m -1200m
The program is established according to the lastest informations. Unknown factors and situations beyond our control could affect this itinerary and may change the route, timings etc.
Elevation: + 900m average per day.
Walking time: 5 - 7 hours average per day.
Type of trek: mountain route with no technical difficulty. Open to chidren from 12 years old.
Before departure, we send you a travel folder containing:
- 2 IGN TOP 25 maps with the route highlighted ;
- 1 road-book containing all the information necessary for the trek ;
- 1 waterproof map holder ;
- Accommodation list.
without baggage transport: you carry your baggage.
with baggage transport: your baggage is transported daily by a vehicle.
4 night in refuge or gite in dormitory
2 nights in hotel or gite in a room of 2
5 nights in hotel or gite in a room of 2
All accomodations offer hot shower
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are not included and can be pre-ordered in each accommodation the day before.
You can buy supplies in the local shops (day 1,2,4 and 5).
We can personalise a tour according to your requirements (number of days, participants, level of route, accommodation, etc.)
IGN Top 25 - 3637 OT MONT VISO et 3537 ET GUILLESTRE
From 20 of June to 20 of September.
Start of the trek at Monta car park, above Abries.
2019 schedules. The Queyras region is served by Montdauphin-Guillestre train station, line Paris - Gap and then regular buses serving the different valleys.
DEPARTURE the day before
Depart Paris at 9:42am, arrive at Guillestre at 3:56pm via Valence
Depart Guillestre at 4:10pm and arrive at Abriès at 5:05pm.
Depart Abriès at 6:10am, arrive at Guillestre at 7pm
Depart Guillestre at 9pm and arrive at Paris at 6:46am
Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or at Oui sncf
Abries is at 35km from Guillestre. Car park available at the start of the trek.
End point in Monta in the afternoon.
Hotel Edelweiss : 04 92 46 71 09
Gîte L’Ancolie Bleue : 04 92 20 54 42
Office de Tourisme d’Abriès : 04 92 46 72 26
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Our insurance can only be sold to European citizens who speak French.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +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 transported daily between accommodation by our logistics 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 the driver to refuges, which access is not always easy! Luggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.