Plateau de Sestriere to Col de Sanguiniere

A short drive from St Dalmas le Selvage you will find this beautiful walk through meadows, woodland and up to rocky peaks.

Technical sheet
No. 4132671
A Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage walk posted on 02/10/20 by in.search.of.mountains. Update : 05/10/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h35[?]
Distance Distance : 5.49mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2411ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2431ft
Highest point Highest point : 8537ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 6535ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Mercantour
Location Location : Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage (06660)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.294823° / E 6.82341°
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Description

Park at the Plateau de Sestriere - there are lots of spaces alongside the road.

(D/A) Cross the meadow and its various streams following signs for the Col de la Braissa. You will pass through larch woodland and follow a wide stream as the path heads uphill. Eventually you will leave the woodland and enter a more meadow-like landscape. To your right you will see a small stone dwelling as you emerge from the woodland.

(1) Continue to follow the path as it travels through meadows and along the banks of a stream. Eventually it will start to turn to the right and you will move through a rockier landscape.

(2) The path steepens and eventually you should reach the Col de la Braïssa from where there are beautiful views. You can choose to turn back here, or if you want to explore some more, descend into the next valley a short distance, following signs for the Col de Sanguiniere. The path descends and passes through an old camp. The path then ascends to the Col de Sanguiniere

(3) Return by the same route.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 6555ft - Plateau de Sestriere
1 : mi 0.93 - alt. 7185ft - Cabane de la Braisse
2 : mi 2.24 - alt. 8520ft - Col de la Braïssa
3 : mi 2.74 - alt. 8501ft - Col de Sanguiniere
D/A : mi 5.49 - alt. 6555ft - Plateau de Sestriere

Useful Information

Sturdy walking boots and hiking poles could be useful. The walk is within the Mercantour National Park so take notice of the signs indicating what you can and cannot do inside the park.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Look out for wildlife as you move through the different habitats.

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