GR58 - Tour du Queyras

Description

  1. Length of trail 120 km, 75 miles
  2. Length in days 8 days
  3. Start of trail Ceillac
  4. End of trail Ceillac
  5. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  6. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

GR58, Tour de QueyrasRound tour of the Queyras, one week

The GR58 is a rewarding but also strenuous hike. Not difficult, technically, but for sure you will need your perseverance and muscles. The mountains of the Queyras get less rain than the popular Écrins in the west. You will climb high, a handful of passes go over 2.800 m, one is even over 3.000 m. Highlight is the view on the Monte Viso on the Italian side, best visible if you take the GR58C variant. And you will probably like the Italian side better, because it is more pastoral. Take for granted tingling names as Col Fromage and Col d'Urine.

Let's do a coarse comparison to the popular Tour du Mont Blanc: the Tour du Queyras is probably more scenic and gets much less visitors. Count your blessings. I would hike both.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 2. in Slovenia
  • Henk Nouws July 1997
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The crossing of the Italian part was the best. Great valleys. One of my favorite trails in the Alps.
  • Negative Overgrazing. Some villages were ugly.
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Map

Map of GR58

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
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  • IGN, France
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IGN
France
2012
  • Tour du Queyras - Parc naturel régional du Queyras - 505
  • Guide FFRandonnée Tour du Queyras - Parc naturel régional du Queyras - 505 - GR GR 58, 58A, 58B, 58C, 58D, 58E, 58F20 jours à la rencontre des marmottes du Parc naturel du Queyras. En dépit de son altitude élevée (3 114 m au Grand-Queyras, de nombreux cols autour de 2 500 m), ce massif a le charme... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Queyras
  • This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for a 12 stage Tour of the Queyras along the GR58 and half of the GR541 trails. The Tour crosses 24 cols, all above 2000m, with options to climb 17 summits of varying difficulty. This route is ideal for those new to Alpine walking yet also provides optional challenges for the experienced. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
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eBooks.de
Germany
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  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids The Isle of Skye | Cicerone |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, sommige meerdaags, voor dit uitdagende wandelgebied in Schotland. This third edition of Terry Marsh’s walking and scrambling guide to Skye, the Hebrides, northwest Scotland, updated using digital mapping and GPS. 87 walks and scrambles in Sleat and South-East Skye, Strath, Minginish, Duirinish, Waternish and... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Isle of Skye
  • A handy guidebook describing 87 walks and scrambles on the Isle of Skye. The wide selection of routes visits all corners of the island as well as the renowned Cuillin. The Isle of Skye has some of the most awe-inspiring scenery of Scotland's many islands. The walks are widely varied, and provide something for all abilities to enjoy. Read more
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