Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days, stage 1

This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 5 days.

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.

Technical sheet
A Ristolas walk posted on 21/01/13 by randogym. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.57km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 627m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 589m
Highest point Highest point : 2317m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1698m
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Queyras, Dauphiné
Location Location : Ristolas (05460)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.757423° / E 6.992635°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.773365° / E 7.039664°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OTR
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Description

(D) Start from the car park in Echalpe hamlet in the Abriès commune heading up the valley towards Monte Viso.

Take the uphill trail next to the Echalp chapel (1).
A relaxing climb through larch trees.
(2) Junction with the GR58 alternative
(3) Col Lacroix passage.
Then a steep descent towards the Italian valley.
You'll reach the delightful "Refuge de Jervis", the end of this first stage (A).

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.17 - alt. km 0.17
2 : km 3.44 - alt. km 3.44
3 : km 3.7 - alt. km 3.7
A : km 6.57 - alt. km 6.57

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OTR.

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

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