Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range (4) Maljasset - Refuge Campo Base

A Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye walk posted on 07/03/15 by Netra. Update : 09/01/19

This walk is part of the trek Trek around Chambeyron Mountain Range.

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.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h00[?]
Distance Distance : 9.28mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2382ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3255ft
Highest point Highest point : 8668ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5407ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Ubaye Valley
Location Location : Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye (04530)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.593249° / E 6.842875°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.497617° / E 6.919549°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OTR
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Description

Start from Maljasset. The route follows "Tour du Chambeyron" GRP.

(S) Follow the little road that slowly heads up to the north-east. Go past Maurin church and head down towards Ubaye River.

(1) Cross the footbridge over Ubaye River. Start heading east-south-east entering a wooded area. Head up a windy hill leading to an area with lawns to the left-hand side. Head south. Go past "Bergerie Inférieure de Mary" (sheepfold).

(2) Ignore the trail heading off to the right towards Lacs de Marinet, rapidly going past "Bergerie Supérieure de Mary". Head south-east going up a steady slope towards Col de Mary.

(3) Head down due south-east. Cross a ledge. Head downhill again, turn then gradually head off due south reaching a trail.

(4) Promptly leave the trail to head south on a path. Head off to the left (south-east) remaining alongside the right bank of a torrent. Shortly before regain the trail, turn off to the right to reach refuge Campo Base.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Refuge de Maljasset
1 : mi 0.45 - alt. mi 0.45 - Ubaye (rivière) - Footbridge over Ubaye River
2 : mi 2.3 - alt. mi 2.3 - Bergerie Inférieure de Mary
3 : mi 3 - alt. mi 3 - Junction shortly before Bergerie Supérieure de Mar
4 : mi 3.07 - alt. mi 3.07 - Bergerie Supérieure du Marinet
5 : mi 4.52 - alt. mi 4.52 - Col de Mary
6 : mi 7.28 - alt. mi 7.28 - Grande Collet
A : mi 9.28 - alt. mi 9.28

Useful Information

In Maljasset: shelter run by the C.A.F. (French family allowance fund) open from June to November, catering. Phone: 04 92 84 34 04.
In Chiappera: refuge Campo Base, catering. Phone 0039 - (0)1 71 99 068.
No drinking water sources during the trek apart from at the shelters so bring water supplies with you.
1/25000 scale map is a must. A compass wouldn't hurt...

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OTR.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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