La Queyrassine on mountain bike
La Queyrassine on mountain bike

La Queyrassine on mountain bike

A lookout, a viewpoint
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Fast and refreshing hike with a pretty down-sloping single track in the Mélézin.

The freshness of the Mélézin and the gentleness of the ascent make an ideally short outing during very hot weather.

3 points of interest

  • Panorama

    The Lombard valley

    Nice view of the Lombard valley. To the right, we see Mounts Serre de l'Aigle and Petit Rochebrune at the bottom of the valley.
  • Panorama

    The Guil valley

    Going up the forest trail, views of the Guil valley reveal themselves. In the background, you can see the peaks of La Plate and Croseras bounded by the Dent du Ratier mountain. Closer, on the right, the peak of Agrenier overlooks the Guil valley.
  • Geology

    A petrifying fountain

    Water always finds a way! It seeps into the ground, it moves, it erodes and carves. When the rocks are too hard, the water turns away and looks for an easier way. By its actions, the water erodes rocks and dissolved minerals and carries them away in an anarchic movement. Enriched with gypsum and limestone, water can be in the open here. The limestone will bring forward and trap all kinds of elements (leaves, pines, dead branches).)


Cross one of the two bridges, turn left and head up the Guil on a forest track. Take a right at the first intersection.
1 - Turn right again at the next crossing. Continue up on the trail to an altitude of 1 740m.
2 - A track does a hairpin bend and another goes on straight. Continue straight. The path alternates between ascending and descending false flats. Continue for 6km on this track until you reach a characteristic turning area.
3 - From here, take the single track on the left. Go down through the forest using a well-rolling trail with a few hairpins and steps.
4 - Reach a forest track and turn left. Continue the track towards Aiguilles to the Gouret camp site. Cross the camp site and take the large gravel path
on the left 200m after the camp site. Continue until you reach the fields.
5 - Cross, turn right and reach the Guil. Cross the river by a bridge and take a left onto the road. Reach Aiguilles and the point of departure taking the D947.

  • Departure : Aiguilles
  • Arrival : Aiguilles
  • Towns crossed : Aiguilles and Abriès-Ristolas


Altimetric profile

Information desks

House of the Queyras Regional Nature Park

3580 Route de l’Izoard, 05350 Arvieux (0)4 92 46 88 20

The House of the Queyras Regional Nature Park is closed to the public.

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OTI du Guillestrois et du Queyras

Maison du Tourisme du Queyras, 05350 Château-Ville-Vieille (0)4 92 46 76 18


05 Voyageur: 04 92 502 505 Tourist Office of Queyras : 04 92 46 76 18

Access and parking

As you go up the valley of the Guil, reach Aiguilles and turn right directly at the village entrance. Park on the car park of the recreation area.

Parking :

Car park of the recreation area

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