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The Lower Verdon Gorges
Distance8.33km Vertical gain+269m Vertical drop-267m Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Quinson - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Wonderful hike through the Lower Verdon Gorges, starting in Quinson.

The Gorges of Oppedette
Distance6.12km Vertical gain+209m Vertical drop-214m Duration2h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Oppedette - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A beautiful loop around the Calavon Gorges from the village of Oppedette.

The sheepfolds of the Contadour
Distance12.07km Vertical gain+255m Vertical drop-256m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Redortiers - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Discover the dry stone sheepfolds to the west of the Lure mountains.

The Barre des Dourbes ridge
Distance10.35km Vertical gain+694m Vertical drop-708m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Digne-les-Bains - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Long north-south oriented ridge, the Barre des Dourbes ridge separates the basin of Digne-les-Bains from the Barrême syncline.
Rising in stages over twenty kilometres, culminating Pic de Couar some 1988 m above sea level.

Roman roads of Pays du Verdon
Distance14.36km Vertical gain+447m Vertical drop-448m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Palud-sur-Verdon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A hike in Pays du Verdon that takes ancient Roman roads, runs alongside an abandoned village and a chapel sheltered by rocks with magnificent landscapes.

Trévans Gorges via the château
Distance11.92km Vertical gain+685m Vertical drop-679m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Estoublon - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Very beautiful hike to do between April and October.

The Cabanons de Mane
Distance6.06km Vertical gain+235m Vertical drop-234m Duration2h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Mane - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

If you like Bories, you'll see them in the distance at the start, then up close, and you can even go inside some of them. On your way back, before you get to the village, you'll walk up a superb calade (cobbled) street, and there's a little detour to see the Château de Mane.

Tour of Brec Chambeyron
Distance19.83km Vertical gain+1509m Vertical drop-1510m Duration9h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A loop around Brec de Chambeyron, leaving from the hamlet of Fouillouse.

Gaude, the dovecote of Montaigu
Distance5.21km Vertical gain+412m Vertical drop-409m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Manosque - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A loop which poses no problems so can be undertaken with children to discover a dovecote which is still in a good state.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (1) Fouillouse - Refuge du Chambeyron
Distance6.21km Vertical gain+797m Vertical drop-37m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

First stage around the Chambeyron Mountain Range which, after a steady climb, takes you to the shelter with the same name. You'll end up in a breath-taking setting, at the foot of Brec de Chambeyron.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (3) Refuge du Chambeyron - Maljasset
Distance17.13km Vertical gain+717m Vertical drop-1417m Duration6h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The most demanding stage of the hike during which you'll go through at least 4 passes at over 2700 metres in altitude. Beautiful scenery all along the way! The "Lacs Marinet" offer the opportunity for refreshments before the final descent.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range
Distance57.49km Vertical gain+4050m Vertical drop-4228m Duration5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Reaching over 3000 metres in altitude, Aiguilles de Chambeyron and Brec de Chambeyron form an impressive mountain range halfway between Queyras and the Moncantour. This hike offers a trek with no techincal difficulty, with passes over 2700 m in altitude and a summit of over 3000 m. Set in an outstanding landscape and for the most part within a high mountain setting.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (2) Pointe de Chauvet and Lac Noir
Distance5.56km Vertical gain+662m Vertical drop-662m Duration3h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

A climb to the highest point of this hike around the Chambeyron mountain range, at over 3000 metres in altitude. A summit offering an unobstructed view over Queyras and the neighbouring mountain ranges. A downhill route allowing a well-deserved rest by a lake.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (4) Maljasset - Refuge Campo Base
Distance14.93km Vertical gain+726m Vertical drop-992m Duration6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Quite a long stage but a steady route. A climb up to Col de Mary then a long downhill hike all the way to the shelter, in Chiaperra, Italy.