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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Tour of the Queyras
  • The Tour of the Queyras follows the GR58 and half of the GR541 trails. The 12-day Tour described in this guidebook crosses 24 cols, all above 2000m, with options to climb 17 summits of varying difficulty. This route is ideal for those new to Alpine trekking, but also provides optional challenges for the more experienced hiker and hillwalker. Read more
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IGN
France
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • Summits/Ridges of the Queyras
  • Nestled deep in the heart of the Southern Alps are the jagged peaks and rolling hills of the Queyras, one of the oldest mountain ranges of the Alps and one of the last to be opened to the public, it offers both an undisturbed natural beauty and off the beaten track feel. This trek is not for beginners as it offers a challenging week of walking... Read more
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