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Distance10.96km Vertical gain+441m Vertical drop-435m Duration4h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Le Revest-les-Eaux - 83 - Var

Not a very long hike with less than 11 km but very hilly with a rocky, steep incline.

Orange and Its History
Distance3.87km Vertical gain+58m Vertical drop-58m Duration1h15 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Orange - 84 - Vaucluse

Discovering the Roman city of Orange and its heritage with the very famous Antique Theatre (Théâtre Antique), which annually hosts the Chorégies d’Orange festival.

Fressinières Pass (Col)
Distance21.23km Vertical gain+1454m Vertical drop-1584m Duration9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Orcières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

From Prapic to Dormillouse via the Fressinières Pass.
Please note: the height difference is only 1200 m.

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 1
Distance6.57km Vertical gain+627m Vertical drop-589m Duration3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This first stage is a warm-up for the rest. It's a medium mountain trek starting through larch trees before reaching alpine pastures surrounding the pass. A beautiful view over Pellice valley during the hike down.

Trek around Monte Viso in 4 days
Distance54.69km Vertical gain+4220m Vertical drop-4222m Duration4 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A 4 day trek on a high mountain route. The trek around Monte Viso (one of the highest summits in the Italian alps) is a sight for sore eyes. Crossing through some of the most authentic and wild high valleys of the Alps is delightful. This trek is almost identical to another trek by another hikiideas hiker which is done over 5 days. A big thank you to him and his description which inspired me.

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.

Distance9.09km Vertical gain+800m Vertical drop-803m Duration4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

The Peaks of Cap Roux, Aurelle and Ours via Sainte-Baume Chapel
Distance19.58km Vertical gain+953m Vertical drop-950m Duration7h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Beautiful hike in the Esterel Massif where you can discover Sainte Baume and its chapel and the beautiful viewpoint on Cap Roux peak, and then reach Ours Peak going via Aurelle Peak.

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.

Mountain biking The hills of Grans (Download : PDF)
Distance7.75km Vertical gain+25m Vertical drop-25m Duration45min Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Grans - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to discover bories (dry-stone huts), perfect for a little mountain biking special, alternating between false-flat single trails (be careful of the trees!) and wide rolling tracks to get your heart pumping or to work on your endurance.

Trak around Monte Viso day 1: L'Echalp - Refuge Granero
Distance11.55km Vertical gain+1258m Vertical drop-608m Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage starting at Queyras National Park (Parc National du Queyras) passing through Col Lacroix, then a beautiful Italian valley and ending up at a shelter near a lake where the real trek around Monte Viso will start the next day.

Valpréveyre - Lago Verde
Distance8.5km Vertical gain+1217m Vertical drop-495m Duration5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

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 (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.

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.

The Queyras circuit - Val Pellice
Distance32.59km Vertical gain+3040m Vertical drop-3023m Duration3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Three days walking through the passes and cabins in this region and opportunities to explore this lovely area. Enjoy an Italian tradition: agroturismo by residing overnight in one of the farms alongside calves, cows, pigs, chickens etc.

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.