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distance 5.65mi Vertical gain +2625ft Vertical drop -2635ft 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.

Mountain biking The hills of Grans ( Download : PDF )
distance 4.81mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft duration 45 mins 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 4.08mi Vertical gain +2057ft Vertical drop -1932ft 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 5.32mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -1654ft 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.

distance 34.02mi Vertical gain +13852ft Vertical drop -13842ft 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.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (3) Refuge du Chambeyron - Maljasset
distance 10.64mi Vertical gain +2352ft Vertical drop -4649ft 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 7.91mi Vertical gain +1588ft Vertical drop -1591ft 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.

Gaude, the dovecote of Montaigu
distance 3.24mi Vertical gain +1352ft Vertical drop -1342ft 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 5.06mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -666ft 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 3.86mi Vertical gain +2615ft Vertical drop -121ft 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 3.52mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -443ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Velleron - 84 - Vaucluse

A short family walk on the heights of Velleron to discover numerous dry-stone terraces in reasonably good condition.

distance 20.37mi Vertical gain +10013ft Vertical drop -10020ft 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.

Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range
distance 35.75mi Vertical gain +13212ft Vertical drop -13829ft 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 7.18mi Vertical gain +4127ft Vertical drop -1995ft 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.

distance 3.46mi Vertical gain +2172ft Vertical drop -2172ft 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.

distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +2382ft Vertical drop -3255ft 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.