This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days.
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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) Leave the "Refuge de Jervis" taking the trail heading south.
(1) After the last chalets stick to the right hand side of the torrent and climb up a steep uphill trail leading to pastures.
Follow the well-marked trail leading to "Refuge Granero" (2).
Then head down to the small lake, cross the spillway, keeping to its right (3) and head up towards Col Sellière (4).
From the pass, head down towards Refuge du Viso, visible at the bottom of the small valley.
You'll get to Refuge du Viso which is the end of this stage (A).
D : km 0 - alt. 1737m - Refuge Jervis
1 : km 0.74 - alt. 1720m
2 : km 5.7 - alt. 2350m - Refuge Granero
3 : km 6.1 - alt. 2367m
4 : km 8.16 - alt. 2815m - Col Sellierino
A : km 10.82 - alt. 2447m - Refuge du Viso
The valley which leads up to Col Sellière coming from Jervis heads north. Neve lasts until mid-July. If you're doing the trek earlier in the season, cleats and an ice axe are recommended.
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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.
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.
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.
Trek around Monte Viso in 5 stages.
A beautiful high mountain hike.
Hike over a 5 day period.
An exquisite high mountain trek.
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.
Quite a long high mountain stage today, set in a mineral landscape passing through "les sources du Pô" and near beautiful mountain lakes. Exploring the north-east side of Monte Viso (3841m) will be the highlight.
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.
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.
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