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distance 7.75km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -25m duration 45min Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.57km Vertical gain +627m Vertical drop -589m duration 3h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 54.75km Vertical gain +4222m Vertical drop -4219m duration 4 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.41km Vertical gain +747m Vertical drop -748m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sigale - 06 - Alpes-Maritimes

This circuit is ideal on sunny days and a surprising route thanks to the diversity and beauty of the valley, which is still wild. On the northern slope, you'll appreciate the quiet atmosphere of the pine forests and the oaks that dominate the verdant agricultural plain of Sallagriffon, with a panoramic view up to the foothills of the Mercantour mountain range. On the southern slope, you'll appreciate the magnificent mineral landscapes with tremendous views of deep clues carved out by the capricious course of the rivers.

distance 12.73km Vertical gain +484m Vertical drop -485m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Collobrières - 83 - Var

A walk through the crests of the Maures forest.
A breathtaking landscape taking in the Mediterranean and the Alps.

distance 9.09km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -803m duration 4h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Gaude, the dovecote of Montaigu
distance 5.21km Vertical gain +412m Vertical drop -409m duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 8.15km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -203m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aureille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

The highlight of the walk is the wonderful view from the lookout tower over the Alpilles range, giving superb photo opportunities!

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (1) Fouillouse - Refuge du Chambeyron
distance 6.21km Vertical gain +797m Vertical drop -37m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 5.56km Vertical gain +662m Vertical drop -662m duration 3h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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
distance 57.54km Vertical gain +4027m Vertical drop -4215m duration 5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 11.55km Vertical gain +1258m Vertical drop -608m duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (3) Refuge du Chambeyron - Maljasset
distance 17.13km Vertical gain +717m Vertical drop -1417m duration 6h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.93km Vertical gain +726m Vertical drop -992m duration 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 32.78km Vertical gain +3052m Vertical drop -3054m duration 3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 8.56km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -504m duration 5h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.