Tour of the Queyras 2018 cross-hiking Self-guided
Tour of the Queyras 2018
The Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras (Natural Regional Park of the Queyras) is a "vast cathedral nave hanging from the sky" where the inhabitants have been able to "hoist" their villages higher than anywhere else in the Alps. This is thanks to the extraordinary amount of sunshine (more than 300 days' sunshine per year and dozens of sundials in each village!).
This proud group of mountains, so long cut off from the rest of the world, has known how to conserve its heritage and traditions. Bearing witness to this are the large number of little hamlets and villages with their chalets built of larch-wood, larch being the most common species of tree in the Queyras.
Cost per person
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Single bedroom: Supplement for single bedroom - Single participant: Supplement for Single Participant -
ProgrammeDAY1 : Ceillac (1640 m) - Lac St Anne (2415 m) or the belvédère de la Mourière (2324 m).
You are welcomed at the hotel "Les Veyres" at Ceillac in the morning.
This is a circular walk to the lakes called Lac Miroir and Lac St Anne (2415 m) (Walking time: about 4h30 Night at the hotel.
DAY 2 : Ceillac - Col des Estronques (2651 m) - St Véran (2040 m)
You climb up from the valley of the Cristillan, passing through two hamlets used during the summer season: night in the hotel.
Walking time: about 6h00 .
DAY 3 : St Véran - Col de Longet (2701 m) - Molines-en-Queyras (1750 m)
This begins with a steady uphill walk through the summer pastures of St-Véran until you reach the Col de Longet. At the head of the Aigue Blanche valley, the jutting mountaintops.night in the hotel. Walking time: about 5h00
DAY 4 : Transportation by vehicle to the Refuge Agnel (2580 m) - Col Vieux (2806 m) - Abriés (1540 m)
Today's walk starts with a short ride to the Refuge Agnel, which occupies a wild and magnificent setting underneath the towering pyramid of the Pain de Sucre (3208 m). From here there is a little walk up to the Col Vieux, night in the hotel.
Walking time: about 6h00
DAY 5 : Abriès - lac du Grand Laus (2579 m) - Aiguilles (1450 m)
From Abriès, you walk up a gentle, regular slope through the fields and then through the forest until you come to the Bergerie des Bettins. night in the hotel.
Walking time: about 5h30
DAY 6 : Aiguilles - Meyries (1700 m) - Souliers (1816 m) - Arvieux (1685 m)
The walk begins with a traverse across the hillside overlooking the river Guil until you come to the hamlet of Les Meyries. After this you climb up through the Vallon de Péas, under the impressive bulk of the Pic de Rochebrune. Night in the hotel.
Walking time: about 6h30
DAY 7 : Transportation to Montbardon (1500 m) - Col Fromage (2301 m) - Ceillac (1640 m)
The day starts off with a short ride to the hamlet of Montbardon, perched high above the gorges of the Guil. You then walk up the Vallon de Riou Vert, following the torrent, and passing through woodland, until you come to the Col de Fromage.
This is the end of your walking holiday.
Walking time: about 5h30
Description sheet Walks in France Queyras 2018.pdf
Duration7 days - 6 nights - 6 days' walking
CommentsThis route will be followed without a guide, and it is your responsibility to make sure that you complete it enjoyably and safely. We will give you all the information and logistical support needed for your walking holiday to be a success. However, we take no responsibility for problems resulting from errors of navigation or time management on your part
CommentsAll accommodation is in hotels. This will give you an opportunity to taste some celebrated local foods (feuilleté Queyrassin, Agneau, tartiflette, raclette…) (flaky pastry of Queyras, Lamb, a potato-based dish with cheese, garlic etc, melted chees + charcuterie) if you pay a supplement of 40 € per person for the week.
Getting thereTrain then bus:
The nearest railway station (Gare SNCF): Mont-Dauphin-Guillestre (05 = Department of Hautes-Alpes). There is a direct night train from Paris. During the day, there are regular services from Marseille, Grenoble or Valence.
Then there are regular bus services to Ceillac or Abriès.
Railway information (French railways = SNCF) 36 35 (0,34€/mn) or www.voyages-sncf.com
Grenoble / Col du Lautaret / Briançon following the RN 91. Then you go towards Embrun following the RN94. Just after Mont-Dauphin, at the roundabout, turn left along the D902 to go through Guillestre and on up the valley of the Guil…
Or Grenoble / La Mure / col Bayard / Gap following the RN 85. Then take the RN 94 signposted to Briançon. 3.5 km after St Clément-sur-Durance, at the big roundabout, turn right along the D902 to go through Guillestre and on up the valley of the Guil…
GradientMedium The daily stages involve 5 to 6 hours' walking. You will always be on paths which are well marked and signposted.
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|The price includes: - The information pack giving all the documentation – maps, descriptive material etc – needed for carrying out your walking holiday|
- Transportation of luggage
- Half-board accommodation starting from the evening meal on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day
The price DOES NOT includes : - Midday meals
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- The extra charge for postage outside France (15 €)
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