The Queyras circuit - Val Pellice

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4098286
A Abriès walk posted on 14/09/15 by LB_Neil. Update : 09/05/16
Author's time Author's time : 3 days
Distance Distance : 32.64km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3049m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3032m
Highest point Highest point : 2777m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1638m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Abriès (05460)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.812054° / E 6.96788°

Step by step walk

This walk needs several days, please find the details below.

Valpréveyre - Lago Verde

First stage of Circuit Franco-Italian border "Queyras in Val Pellice" punctuated by passages through three interesting passes: Malaure, Bouchet and Vampréveyre.

Lago Verde - Crosenna Alp

2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

The Crosenna Alp – Valpréveyre

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.

Useful Information

Spend the night sheltered in cabins.
Nino Soardi Cabin.
Lago Verde Cabin.
Crosenna Alp Farm.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

The French side of Queyras.
Val Pellice on the Italian side.

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distance 8.56km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -504m Durée 5h55 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 14.61km Vertical gain +870m Vertical drop -1796m Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
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2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

distance 9.47km Vertical gain +953m Vertical drop -732m Durée 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.

distance 55.15km Vertical gain +4168m Vertical drop -4211m Durée 4 days Difficult Difficult
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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.

distance 11.55km Vertical gain +1258m Vertical drop -608m Durée 6h55 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 59.78km Vertical gain +4351m Vertical drop -4342m Durée 5 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Trek around Monte Viso in 5 stages.

A beautiful high mountain hike.

Hike over a 5 day period.
An exquisite high mountain trek.

distance 6.57km Vertical gain +627m Vertical drop -589m Durée 3h40 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 10.82km Vertical gain +1138m Vertical drop -428m Durée 6h20 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

The second stage of our trek around Monte Viso starts with a hike through green foliage at the bottom of the valley. Then a passage through beautiful alpine pastures near a delightful little lake. Stunning view point at Col Sellière.

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