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distance 9.09km Vertical gain +800m Vertical drop -803m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Val-des-Prés - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Lovely loop above Val-des-Prés providing a bird's eye view of the famous Clarée Valley.

distance 7.49km Vertical gain +604m Vertical drop -610m Durée 6 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cervières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

Circuit opposite the magnificent peak of Rochebrune with an exceptional view of the road of the Col d'Izoard. And besides, there are chamois here!

distance 3.91km Vertical gain +308m Vertical drop -301m Durée 2 hr Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Monêtier-les-Bains - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

The Briançonnais region had several hundred peasant-mines each operated by 2 to 3 people.
This route lets you access two of these sites in the Guisane valley. Here you can still find remnants of these operations.
It also offers stunning panoramic views of the Guisane valley and the Les Agneaux mountain. You can enjoy this in both summer and winter, with snowshoes (the southern exposure allows for rapid stabilisation of the snowpack).

Walking Croce Chabriere ( Download : )
distance 8.11km Vertical gain +911m Vertical drop -902m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bardonecchia - Province de Torino

Above Bardonecchia, this cross has a particularly striking view of the winding road connecting the exit from the Fréjus tunnel to the Italian cities, beginning with Turin.

Walking Valpréveyre - Lago Verde ( Download : )
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 32.64km Vertical gain +3049m Vertical drop -3032m Durée 3 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Abriès - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

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.

Walking Lago Verde - Crosenna Alp ( Download : )
distance 14.61km Vertical gain +870m Vertical drop -1796m Durée 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Prali - Province de Torino

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
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

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 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 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 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.

Walking Fressinières Pass (Col) ( Download : )
distance 21.23km Vertical gain +1454m Vertical drop -1584m Durée 10h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orcières - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

From Prapic to Dormillouse via the Fressinières Pass.
Please note: the height difference is only 1200 m.

distance 16.02km Vertical gain +1713m Vertical drop -1455m Durée 9h30 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bobbio Pellice - Province de Torino

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.

distance 13.66km Vertical gain +1326m Vertical drop -1153m Durée 7h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ristolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

High mountain stage.
Progress within a mineral setting.
A hike up to the highest pass of the trek.
Stunning view over the Pô water sources from "Sentier du Postier."

distance 14.93km Vertical gain +736m Vertical drop -1011m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye - 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Quite a long stage but a steady route. A climb up to Col de Mary then a long downhill hike all the way to the shelter, in Chiaperra, Italy.

Walking The Refuge de Vallonbrun ( Download : )
distance 5.25km Vertical gain +474m Vertical drop -475m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lanslevillard - 73 - Savoie

A half-day hike for intermediate walkers. You'll walk through different settings that offer a large range of Vanoise flora, while benefiting from an extraordinary view over the summits of Maurienne and the Ecrins national park.

distance 15.01km Vertical gain +425m Vertical drop -1137m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

Beautiful stage, green at first, covered by neve at the pass then very floral in Guil Valley.

distance 15.01km Vertical gain +435m Vertical drop -1179m Durée 5h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Pontechianale - Province de Cuneo

This stage involves a pass with neves and crossing Refuge du Viso high berm then Guil valley.

distance 8.06km Vertical gain +585m Vertical drop -589m Durée 5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Jean-Saint-Nicolas - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

This is a walk where you'll find shelter right in the heart of mountain pastures and where you can enjoy a friendly meal ... in very pleasant surroundings.

distance 13.72km Vertical gain +835m Vertical drop -1035m Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

This stage gives you a frontline view over Monte Viso on one side and Pô prairie (plaine du Pô) on the other. Then a climb through Vallanta's small green valley.

distance 12.57km Vertical gain +762m Vertical drop -969m Durée 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oncino - Province de Cuneo

Italian stage through wild upper valleys and rocky wasteland, scattered by beautiful mountain lakes, consistantlyaround Monte Viso.

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