Trak around Monte Viso day 1: L'Echalp - Refuge Granero

This walk is part of the trek Trek around Monte Viso in 4 days.

First stage starting at Queyras National Park (Parc National du Queyras) passing through Col Lacroix, then a beautiful Italian valley and ending up at a shelter near a lake where the real trek around Monte Viso will start the next day.

Technical sheet
No. 4098407
A Ristolas walk posted on 20/01/15 by Tamtraductions. Update : 09/10/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h55[?]
Distance Distance : 7.18mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 4127ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1995ft
Highest point Highest point : 7726ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5581ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Queyras, Dauphiné
Location Location : Ristolas (05460)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.75867° / E 6.993593°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.727853° / E 7.045177°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OT, 3637OTR
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Description

The stage begins at the gite 7 degres east (1), at Echalp hamlet in the Abriès commune.

Head towards Col Lacroix (Lacroix pass) located at the top of the hamlet. Follow GR58B. The route is waymarked yellow at first. You'll slowly head up through the forest. You'll then leave the forest and reach Col Lacroix (2299m).

At the pass (2), head towards Refuge Jervis al Pra. It's a downhill slope along a small trail through the forest. Head down towards the shelter.

(3) Head towards Refuge Granero. Over about 2 km, follow the trail along the valley river (due south). Start the hike up towards Refuge Granero which is quite steep at first all the while taking the time to admire the beautiful landscape. Get to Refuge Granero (4) located above a lake.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 5581ft - Start - Gîte 7° Est
1 : mi 2.12 - alt. 7595ft - Col Lacroix - Col Lacroix (2299m)
2 : mi 3.64 - alt. 5745ft - Refuge Jervis Al Pra - Refuge Jervis
A : mi 7.18 - alt. 7723ft - Refuge Granero

Useful Information

Water source available at Refuge Jervis Al Pra.
Refuge de Granero (in Italy): catering with half-board available

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OT, 3637OTR.

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

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