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The Peaks of Cap Roux, Aurelle and Ours via Sainte-Baume Chapel
Distance12.16mi Vertical gain+3127ft Vertical drop-3117ft 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.

Distance6.81mi Vertical gain+1447ft Vertical drop-1427ft 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.

Distance4.08mi Vertical gain+2057ft Vertical drop-1932ft 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.

Distance13.19mi Vertical gain+4770ft Vertical drop-5197ft 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.

Distance33.98mi Vertical gain+13845ft Vertical drop-13852ft 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.

Distance9.95mi Vertical gain+1309ft Vertical drop-1286ft Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Eyguières - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

Hiking in the Alpilles, starting from the Eyguières bullring.
A quiet start among olive trees and cicadas at the foot of the Opies.
You'll discover the old Romanière sheep pens.
The ascent starts on a beautiful path through the maquis and ends with a little climb to finish at the Tour de Guet where a magnificent 360° view awaits you.
You can also visit the vestiges of Villa Gallo Romaine.

Distance5.65mi Vertical gain+2625ft Vertical drop-2635ft 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.

Gaude, the dovecote of Montaigu
Distance3.24mi Vertical gain+1352ft Vertical drop-1342ft 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
Distance3.86mi Vertical gain+2615ft Vertical drop-121ft 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)
Distance4.81mi Vertical gain+82ft Vertical drop-82ft 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.

Distance3.46mi Vertical gain+2172ft Vertical drop-2172ft 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.

Distance20.28mi Vertical gain+10003ft Vertical drop-9948ft 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.

Distance9.28mi Vertical gain+2382ft Vertical drop-3255ft 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 (3) Refuge du Chambeyron - Maljasset
Distance10.64mi Vertical gain+2352ft Vertical drop-4649ft 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
Distance35.72mi Vertical gain+13287ft Vertical drop-13871ft 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.

Distance7.18mi Vertical gain+4127ft Vertical drop-1995ft 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.

Distance5.32mi Vertical gain+4022ft Vertical drop-1654ft 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.