A circular trek consists of one or several day/half-day outings all starting and finishing in the same place (your accommodation). These treks can be done alone, as a couple, with friends or as part of a group. The trekking guides can accompany you on themed treks so as to blend knowledge, discovery and physical effort.
For more information, please contact one of the Queyras tourist offices or go to www.queyras-reservation.com
Guided day/half-day treks
Would you like to learn more about the Queyras’ military history by discovering the remains of 1940 key combat positions? Would you prefer to experience a magical moment amongst a herd of chamois? Dou you dream of climbing one of the emblematic frontier summits between France and Italy? Would you like to find out more about the astonishing carved stones trail? Or would you be keener to spot some alpine orchids? Regardless of the reason; to fulfill your wishes, take part in one of the many themed day/half-day outings proposed by the trekking guides.
Suggestion: a trek in the Upper Guil
The Traversette mountain pass (2947m) – the ibex kingdom
Walking time: 4h to reach the summit.
Height gain: 1100m
From Ristolas, head towards the Roche Ecroulée and leave the car in the site car park. Start walking in the direction of the Mount Viso viewpoint. On your way up to the col, do not forget to look out for ibex (reintroduced to the area in 1995). Just before the col, do not miss the famous 75m long Traversette tunnel which belongs to the path that links the Queyras to the Po valley. In the middle-ages it was an important commercial passage between France and Italy. If you have time, continue your trek until the Lestio lake and have a bite to eat at the Viso mountain refuge.
Suggestion: a trek in the Val d’Azur
The Furfande mountain pastures (from 2000m to 2500m)
Walking time: 2h to reach the refuge, if you would like to visit the chalets, leave an extra 2h
Height gain: 400m
To access the Furfande, leave the car in the Queyron car park. Follow the path up the the Lauze col and then go towards the Furfande mountain refuge. The Furfande alpine chalets date back to the early 19th century but they are still beautifully present in this natural amphitheatre at the foot of the Charlanches ridge. This is a place for lovers of botanics as flowers fill the pastures as far as the eye can see. Local dishes and tasty deserts also await the hungry hiker in the Furfande mountain refuge.
Suggestion: a trek around the Aigues valley
The Curlet cross (2300m)
Walking time: 2h to reach the cross
Height gain: 580m
Start at the Raux de Saint Véran. After descending the path until the river, which you cross thanks to the Moulin bridge, follow the GR58 markings for 250m then leave the GR to follow a path ou your left. Keep ascending through the larch forest to get to the Lamaron cabin. From here, turn left to reach the cross where a breathtaking view over Saint Véran and further afield awaits you.