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7-day Queyras guided trek in Gites

Join one of our expert guides on this adventure in the Alps. You’ll get to experience the french and italian lifestyle on this 7-day trek in the Queyras

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Queyras Regional Nature Park covers an area of 650 km2. This beautiful land is the perfect setting for this 7-day Queyras guided trek.

On our first day we’ll take a gentle stroll. The Fromage Pass (2301m)  will lead us to Ceillac and the Fint Sancte Channler. Then, I will lead you to the Estronque pass, where you will have an incomparable view over the Aigues Agnelle

We will also visit the intriguing remains of copper mines (2300m). After which, we will trek to the Pass of the black (2955m) and then cross the Tête des Toillies (3000m). Later, a splendid path will lead us to the village of Chianele, a gem in the Piedmont.

The next day we’ll walk towards Mont Viso, the highest summit in the Alps. We will cross Passo de la Losetta (2872m). Furthermore, you’ll have the option to climb Punta Lozetta (3052m), to get an exceptional view of Mont Viso (3840m). We’ll then descend to Passo di Vallanta (2815m), where, if we are lucky, we’ll spot some ibexes.

We’ll also reach High Guil, another fascinating natural reserve in the area. Additionally, you’ll get to see Lake Lestio (2510m) and  Laus Mézan (middle lake). Finally, to conclude our trek, we’ll cross Péas pass (2629m) and Créche pass.

This type of tours are normally offered with accommodation only on refuges or camping. However, we want you to experience the french and italian lifestyle at its fullest. Thus, you will be staying in Gites, a furnished and equipped holiday home in France, and a comfortable mountain hut. Also, you’ll get to live a unique agro-touristic experience, by staying in a delightful former farm in Italy.

So if you want to explore the Queyras in a unique way, and experience the french and italian lifestyle, this is the trip for you. Send me a request and I’ll make sure you have a wonderful time in the Alps.

However, if you want prefer staying in a hotel, check out this 6-day Queyras trek with hotel accommodation.

Details

Accommodation

3 nights in a gite / 1 night in agriturismo in Italy (former farm) /2 night in a comfortable moutain hut (with showers) 

Disclaimer

Depending on the weather conditions, vacancies, or any other factors out of our control we can edit this route. / Warning: the access to the several accommodations is not always easy; the driver can refuse to take your luggage in if it is too heavy or too big.

More info

Groups from 4 to 13 persons / Please note you will need a valid identity card or passport and an European Health Insurance Card, which simplifies the procedure when receiving medical assistance during a stay in a member state. / Your personal stuff you will have no use of during the day are being carried by a taxi from a stage to another. One piece of luggage is allowed per person and it must be flexible like a sports bag (suitcase prohibited) and be a reasonable weight (no more than 12 kg / 26 l). / We recommend you bring the following items for your hike: a medium sized backpack (30L minimum advised); Warm clothes; walking shorts or trousers; high waterproof hiking boots; Gourd, knife, plastic box and cutlery; a small emergency kit; waterproof jackets; a big plastic bag to protect anything that could get wet in case of rain. And for the night: spare clothes; towels; torch lamp; light shoes

Meeting point

Meeting at 9:30 a.m at the hotel “le Guilazur” in Ville-Vieille near the Queyras craft house (village of Chateau Ville-Vieille)


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Itinerary

Day 1: Greetings

Meeting at 9:30 a.m at the hotel “le Guilazur” in Ville-Vieille near the Queyras craft house (village of Chateau Ville-Vieille). Pass Fromage (2301m), Fint Sancte channel and Ceillac.

Day 2: Ceillac to Saint-Véran

Today you’ll visit the Font Sancte channel. Then you’ll reach the Estronques pass to get a stunning view over the Aigues Agnelle

Day 3: Saint-Véran to Chianale, Italy

This day we’ll begin with a short car tranfer to a copper mine. We’ll walk to the Pass of the Black, reach the Tête des Toillies and arrive to Chianale.

Day 4: Chianale to the Mont Viso moutain hut

I’ll guide you to Mont Viso. We’ll cross Passo de la Losetta, with the option to climb Punta Lozetta. We’ll descend to Passo di Vallanta and reach High Guil-Viso.

Day 5: Mont-Viso refuge (2460 m) to Ristolas (1750 m)

On this day we will walk through beautiful hidden trails and intriguing unknown passes until we reach the Italian border. We’ll pass through Ristolas and arrive to Abries.

Day 6: Abries to the Fonts de Cervières moutain hut

You’ll have the chance to admire the lakes Grand Laus Laus Mézan (middle lake)

Day 7: Les Fonts de Cervières to Ville-Vieille

We’ll cross the Péas pass (2629m) at the foot of the Rochebrune pic, until we go through the Créche pass. We’ll conclude our hike at hotel “Le Guilazur”


About the guide

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I am the director of a trekking agency based in the Queyras Regional Park and specialized in guided and self-guided walking, snowshoeing and cycling trips in the southern alps.

I created my agency with 3 other mountain leaders 20 years ago.
Who in the present work with me, and we as a team, take care of all the trips.

Please get in touch with me, if you want us to organise you a great trip in the Alps !


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 615 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Every week from June to September from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon. From 615 € to 685 € according to the week / The price includes: Full board from the Sunday’s lunch to Saturday afternoon; -the ride to and from Mont Dauphin-Guillestre train station

Supervision of the walks by a qualified mountain leader; -the necessary car rides for the walk schedules; -Luggage carrying (not on day 4). The price doesn't include: Wine and drinks with meals; Travel insurances 


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