GR58 - Tour du Queyras

Description

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  1. Name GR58 - Tour du Queyras (GR58)
  2. Length of trail 120 km, 75 miles
  3. Length in days 8 days
  4. Start of trail Ceillac
  5. End of trail Ceillac
  6. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  7. 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

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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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • GR58/GRP: Tour du Queyras FFRP Topo-guide No. 505
  • Tour du Queyras, FFRP topoguide Ref. No. 505, covering in addition to the tour of this picturesque mountain range several other circular routes within the Parc Régional du Queyras. Current edition of this title was published in July 2015.ABOUT THE FFRP (Fédération française de la randonnée pédestre) TOPOGUIDES: published in a handy A5 paperback... Read more
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  • IGN, France
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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IGN
France
2015
  • TOUR DU QUEYRAS - 505
  • Guide FFRandonnée Tour du Queyras GR58, 58A, 58B, 58C, 58D, 58E, 58F. 20 jours à la rencontre des marmottes du Parc naturel du Queyras. Nouvelle édition 2015. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Queyras - Ubaye
  • Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras and the Ubaye region of the French Alps at 1:60,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Didier Richard with a base derived from IGN’s topographic survey, highlighting both local hiking routes and the GR network of long-distance paths, gîtes and mountain refuges, interesting natural and cultural sites,... Read more
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  • IGN, France
  • eBooks.de, Germany
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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IGN
France
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 06 Queyras - Ubaye | Libris |
  • Gebaseerd op de topografische gegevens van IGN (de Franse topografische dienst) heeft deze kaartenserie een uitstekend kaartbeeld van delen van de bekende wandelgebieden van Frankrijk. Hoogtelijnen, gebruik van schaduw en kleur, de leesbaarheid: prima kaart! De GR en GRP routes staan ingetekend, maar ook de kleinere wandelpaden. Symbolen voor... Read more
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