Alpine Trails and Summits of the Queyras
France & Italy, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,255 (land only) - from $1,460 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Briancon. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight in the group hotel. A group transfer from Turin Airport is provided.
Day 2: From Briancon we transfer to Basse-Rua and begin hiking on a trail that climbs the north side of the valley. We climb to the Pic d'Escreins (2734m) and descend to our gite accommodation in Ceillac.
Day 3: Trekking via the Col des Estronques (2651m) and the Pointe des Marcelettes (2900m) we pass through spectacular Alpine scenery on a long descent to the Saint-Veran Valley and our gite accommodation at Le Chalp.
Day 4: After a short transfer, we hike up to the Italian border and the peak of Rocca Bianca (3059m). Traversing across to the Pic de Caramantran, with great views of Monte Viso, we descend to the Refuge Agnel, where we stay for the night.
Day 5: Our next 3000 metre peak is the Pain de Sucre (3208m) which we approach from the Col Vieux. Afterwards we descend to take lunch beside Lac Foreant and then continue downvalley to our gite at Abries.
Day 6: We start the day with a long ascent of the Guil Valley, via the old hamlet of Malrif, to the Pic du Malrif. We then deviate to the summit of the Grand Glaiza (3293m) before descending through meadows to reach our gite at Les Fonts.
Day 7: Our final day of trekking takes us over the Col de Chaude-Maison to the top of L'Escalinade (3087m), before making our descent to Le Laus. From here, we transfer back to the group hotel in Briancon.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast at the group hotel. A group transfer to Turin Airport is provided.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.