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The floating villages of the Queyras 4 days

here is a walker’s delight in the unspoilt high valleys of the Queyras
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Walking holiday
  • Holiday among adults
  • Theme mountain
350€

Information : The floating villages of the Queyras 4 days

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  • Roadbooks French / German

Presentation

The Queyras: 2500 inhabitants, 2500 chamois, 2500 flower species.
The Queyras resembles an archipelago sheltered from the worries of the modern world. Here the sun shines for 300 days a year. Valleys perched from 1600 to 2000 metres, cradle of the highest villages in Europe, wend their way towards Italy. In these mountain villages, buildings wrought from wood and stone seem to melt into the natural environment.
Tourist activity here has developed thanks to the richness of Nature, never to its detriment. Flora and fauna of impressive variety may be seen: there are 650 square kilometres in which a rare gem may be sought. Royal eagle, marmot, chamois, wolf, Eurasian eagle owl, black grouse, brown trout, arolla pine, larch, edelweiss, Turk's cap lily...

You'll love

  • sleeping beneath the stars in Europe's loftiest villages
  • the mountain flora and fauna
  • the amazing Southern Alps weather - more than 300 sunny days a year!
  • visiting the oldest house in Saint-Véran
 

Program : The floating villages of the Queyras 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Molines

    Arrival late afternoon in Molines.
    Welcome and settling in.

    Dinner and night at the two star hotel (altitude 1820 m).

  • D2 From Molines to Le Coin

    10.5 km with 550 m altitude change (3 hrs).
    The path follows the route of a former canal. It goes up to the village of Pierre-Grosse. Note the fine houses built in typically Queyras style: these "fustes" (formerly signifying long wooden ship!) are constructed in solid larchwood.


    Dinner and night at the 2 star hotel at 2000metres!

  • D3 From Le Coin to Saint-Véran

    9.7 km with 275 m altitude change (3hrs15)
    You'll discover Fontgillarde, the last village before the Col Agnelle and Italy beyond. You go through a larch forest above the river of Aigue Agnelle.The walk continues below the Bois des Amoureux ('lovers' wood') and along a fine cornice then through the village of Saint Véran, the highest parish in Europe!

    Alternative walk:
    An alpine stage of 16km with total uphill 900m. About 5hrs.
    Lovely walk today. You leave the Valley of the Aigue Agnelle to reach the Valley of Aigue Blanche by going over the Col du Longet (mountain pass), with stupendous views over the Queyras.

    Dinner and night in 2 star hotel (altitude 1950 metres).

  • D4 Return to Molines and departure

    The shorter of the 2 options is 8km long with 225 metres uphill (around 2hours30).
    It's an easy stroll in the valley of La Blanche. You go past the chapel of Sainte Agathe and the honey production of La Chalp.
    The longer route is more difficult: 12 kms long with total uphill 785metres (about 5hrs).
    This is for seasoned walkers only; the route takes you to the chapel of Saint Simon and over the pastures of the Col Fromage.
    Once you've picked up your vehicle in Molines, departure to your new destination.

Tariffs high season

From July to August departure only possible in 8 days version

The floating villages of the Queyras in 8 days

Tariffs low season

From the 15th of June to the 1st of July and from the 1st to the 15th of september, departure everyday

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 335 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  335 €

IN TRIPLE room

Adulte : 320  €
Junior (12 - 17) : 320 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

405 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

435 €

What's included?

  • Half board in 2 star hotels or chalet-hostelry.
  • Roadbook and routemarked maps provided
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Baggage transfer by vehicle
  • Private parking for your vehicle

OPTIONAL

  • Picnics for the whole trip from :
    • Adult or junior : 36 €

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Walking holiday going from place to place, without guide.
  • Daily stages between 4 and 16.4km, 1hrs30 to 6hrs walking.
  • Total uphill between 100 and 990 metres per day.
  • You need to be in good shape to undertake this journey.
  • Altitude between 1820 et 2740 metres.

Organisation

These walks are more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We carry your luggage between lodgings and provide all necessary logistical support. Your roadbook will guide you all along the way.

Hotels and mountain hostelries have been chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural excellence.
N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

These are half board circuits. Picnics are extra and may be ordered at reservation.
 

Access

By car

From Paris (730 km) - Marseille (260 km) - Lyon (270 km)

By air

Marseille-Provence airport or Lyon St-Exupéry airport

By train

Guillestre-Montdauphin railway station. Then by taxi or bus to the accommodation in Molines en Queyras

Comments

Global note
5.0
  • Our hiking buddies and I did the Floating Villages of Queyras tour. We really enjoyed this trip. The landscape was beautiful, the villages were charming and the hotels we stayed at had delicious meals. Safran's roadbook for the hike gave two choices per day, one alpine and one valley stage. We really appreciated that we had the choice. Next time I'd like to do a longer hike in the Queyras region. I will use Safran again.

  • Un périple de quelques jours entre amis,où nous avons juste profité, beaucoup marché et découvert de magnifiques paysages, sans les aléas de l'organisation. Que du bonheur. Je le conseille amplement.

  • On est emballé ! On recommande !

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