Larche Briancon Traverse

Discover the Ubaye and Queyras Valleys


The Larche-Briançon section of the Alps crossing is particularly interesting. We are in the Southern Alps and this tour passes through two magnificent and highly reputed regions, the wild Ubaye, and the Queyras with its remote villages perched high in the mountains. Larche is a small mountain village very near the Italian border and at the entrance of the Mercatour National Park. Briançon is known for its Vauban fortifications, which are listed on the World Heritage register.

¤ Great wilderness skiing in the Southern Alps
¤ Traverse across the Ubaye and Queyras Valleys
¤ Exceptional scenery
¤ Excellent all round intermediate skiing

Dates: 16 - 23 March 2019
Grade: D2:A2:F2
Price: 1395€pp which includes seven nights accommodation, all dinners, breakfasts and picnic lunches, transfers to and from Turin airport.
Meeting Point: Turin.
Extras: Lift passes, hire gear (190€ for the week + 80€ for avalanche pack).
Contact: Sian


LarcheDay One: Transfer from Turin airport to Larche via taxi.

Day Two: We leave Larche at 1700m, climb to the Col de Mallemort (2550m), pass the Col du Vallonet (2500m), the Pas de Couletta (2750m) and descent to the Ref Chambeyron (2620m) which is non guarded.

Day Three: Col de la Gypière (2930m), pass into Italy via the Col dell Infernetto (2800m), then the Col du Marinet (2780m), the Bergerie de Mary (2300m) before arriving in the hamlet of Maljasset at 1900m for a night in a comfortable gite.

Point de MarcelettesDay Four: We pass the Col Tronchet (2660m) and descend to the village of Ceillac at 1650m.

Day Five: We climb the Pointe des Marcellettes at 2900m and finish at St Véran, which at 1900m is the highest village in Europe. We stay at a gite in Molines in the Queyras Valley.

Day Six: Tackle the Pic du Fond de Peynin (2912m) and descent into the village d'Aiguilles (1450m) to sleep in a comfortable gite.

Saint VeranDay Seven: For our last day we head up the Petit Rochebrune (3078m) and return to Briançon via the village of Cervières.

Day Eight: Transfer Briançon - Turin

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