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Mountain Bike Tour in Queyras

Join an Azimut Montagne's certified guide on a stunning mountain bike week in the gorgeous Queyras area in Southeast France!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

5 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jul - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Ride on the best mountain bike routes of the Queyras area
  • Enjoy the unique landscapes of the French Alps
  • Discover the charming villages of Southeast France

Description

The Queyras Valley is located in the Hautes-Alpes in Southeast France, bordering Italy. This destination is popular among outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Join me and let’s explore this fabulous region on a mountain bike!

Covering an area of 65,000 hectares, the Queyras Regional Nature Park is a breathtaking place with amazing forests, gorges, and mountain lakes. It offers lots of cross-country trails surrounded by impressive peaks such as La Taillante, Le Grand Queyras, and Le Pain de Sucre.  

On this 5-day mountain bike trip we will ride on the best tracks in the Queyras region. We will cross some gorgeous spots such as the mountain passes of Col d’Izoard and Col Fromage, and the villages of Saint VĂ©ran, Ceillac and Aiguille.  At the end of each day, we will enjoy some local food and rest in comfortable gites. You can check the complete itinerary below!

So, if you are up for six days of amazing mountain bike adventures, please contact me. I’ll be glad to take you to the fabulous Valley of Queyras, in Southeast France!

And if you are looking for a shorter trip in the same area, take a look at my Mountain Biking Weekend in Queyras.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Col d'Izoard and Col de Furfande

We’ll pick you up at the train station Oulx-Cesana (if you’ve come straight from Paris on the TGV) or at Briançon or Montdauphin.

After loading the bikes on the trailer, we will drive to the mythical Col d'Izoard. 

First, we will relax on the Tour de France tarmac, in the middle of the lunar landscape of Casse Déserte. After, we will ride uphill to reach a nice descent on the sheepfold of Souliers. We follow a canal, pass the pretty Lac de Roue and get to the village of Arvieux by a small single track. After a break, off you go for a nice portion of pedaling towards the Col de Furfande (2505m).

We take a rolling single track then more technical until we reach our first local lodge. We end the day with a trip briefing and something to drink.

Elevation: +1300m/-2100m approx

Distance: 30 km approx.

Meals included: picnic, dinner

Accommodation included on this day: gĂźte

Logistics: Minibus with driver for luggage transfer

Day 2: Arvieux to Col Fromage

Ride down the Gorges du Guil and then up to the Sommet Bucher (2254m) where we will rest and cool off as we enjoy the view. Then, a sublime balcony path leads us to Col Fromage and a crossing to Col Bramousse. The Dantesque descent through the balconies of Chambeyran and Villard leads to the green plateau of Ceillac.

A cold beer is the ultimate reward of the day. Installation at the second gite for the next 2 nights.

Elevation: +1300m/-1400m approx

Distance: 30km approx.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic, dinner

Accommodation included on this day: gĂźte

Logistics: Minibus with driver for luggage transfer

Day 3: La TĂȘte du Rissace from Ceillac

From bucolic alpine pastures to majestic larch forests, and small lakes (swimming required!) to high-altitude scree and ridge paths... this descent offers an exceptional variety of landscapes! 

From the summit (2965m) you will enjoy one of the most beautiful descents of your life!  

Elevation: +1400m/-1400m approx

Distance: 30 km approx.

Meals included today: breakfast, picnic, dinner

Accommodation included: gĂźte

Logistics: Minibus with driver for luggage transfer

Day 4: Estronques to St VĂ©ran

We go from Ceillac towards St Véran, going back through the Fromage pass to then reach the Estronques pass (2651m) after a sustained and demanding ascent, before descending a technical single on the territory of the highest municipality in Europe. 

From St Véran, we relax in the village. It is a must-see in Queyras, with an end-of-the-world atmosphere. Installation in our last comfort lodging for the next two nights.

Elevation: +1200m/-1000m approx

Distance: 25 km approx.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic, dinner

Accommodation included: gĂźte

Logistics: Minibus with driver for luggage transfer

Day 5: St VĂ©ran to the Gorges Du Guil

On this last day of our Queyrassin ride, we will ride up in the mountain pastures of the Bucher summit. From the famous balcony, taken from D2, we will go down towards the Gorges du Guil on a last and wild descent! 

A shuttle will be waiting for us downstairs with our luggage, and transfer you to your point of arrival.

Elevation: +900m/-1700m approx

Distance: 25 km approx.

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic

Logistics: Minibus with driver for luggage transfer

About the guide: Azimut

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Azimut

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Mountain Guide

We enjoy very much discovering and rediscovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway
 tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.

Languages

French | English

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What people are saying about Azimut

Thierry

5.00

Awesome experience, knocked another item from my bucket list.

Yogesh

5.00

Well organised trip with excellent guides and admin support Highly recommend 😊

jozsef

5.00

The Guide did not even know I'am on splitboard. Everyone else was on skis, I was the only one on board. Guide has no experience on board, so the daily trips was designed for skiers, not borders. I would like to know which company is responsible putting me in a ski group, Azimut or Explore-Share? If you don't know the difference between what is doable with skis and splitboards, you would not sell trips for splitboarders! In the only day I could enjoy somehow, I did very hard time to stay on my feet on icy steeps, because I should have had a crampon, but I did not have it, because the list of necessary equipment does not mention it. All the skiers had one. The guide anyway did what he could to help me, all the respect for Rafael. But the whole trip was a fuckup for me that way. I really want to know who is responsible!?

Yelena

3.00

the trip did not correspond program description which forced me to leave on the second day, with huge financial losses. the guide checked and confirmed ny capabilities to ski - indeed after it was failed off road asked me to make a decission to give up. When I asked the agency to organize a transfer at least back to the meeting point (from the middle of nowhere) they pretended they can't do it (indeed, it was included to the program...) the worst every trip in my life. And explore and share instead of any invistigation simply did not care.

Raphael

4.00

Had a great trip. Unfortunately the guide was not fluent in English as written in the description. That is something that could lead to a very tricky situation if there would‘ve been a dangerous situation. The selection of the group by azimut was not the best as at least one person was physically not capable of doing this trip. However, the service by explore-share was great!

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