Sommet Bucher on mountain bike
It's long, it's hard, it's technique, get ready to go through difficult times. But the views are gorgeous and the descent is fantastically long.
Pointe de la Selle
Montbardon, time for a break
Cross the bridge at the end of the parking lot, turn right and follow the road. At the first intersection, go straight and go up. Follow the forest road for a climb on 11km until reaching the grazing meadows.
1 - Turn right towards the Saint Simon chapel. Many cattle tracks were formed here, stay on the level as much as possible until you reach the Col des Prés de Fromage. From there, continue to the right towards the Col du Fromage. The trail is wide and smooth, on a descending false flat.
2 - Reach a meadow with a fountain and a picnic table surrounded by a fence. Go across the fence, cross the stream and go back into the forest on a steep and narrow path. After a few curves, reach a peak and go left on an aerial path surrounded by sinkholes.
3 - 300m before the Col Fromage, descend on the right (the detour at the Col Fromage still offers a spectacular view). Down a steep and technical single track with hairpin bends, steps, stony passages and passages much smoother over several kilometres. Leave a parking lot on the right and a bridge on the left and continue down. The descent becomes less demanding to end in a false flat to reach Montbardon.
4 - Cross this hamlet and take a track that remains leveled. At the bridle, stay left and go down the track to access the road uphill. From there, turn left, go down slowly and turn right at the intersection. Follow the road to go back to the starting point.
House of the Queyras Regional Nature Park
3580 Route de l’Izoard, 05350 Arvieux
+33 (0)4 92 46 88 20
The House of the Queyras Regional Nature Park is closed to the public.
OTI du Guillestrois et du Queyras
Maison du Tourisme du Queyras, 05350 Château-Ville-Vieille
+33 (0)4 92 46 76 18
05 Voyageur: 04 92 502 505 Tourist Office of Queyras: 04 92 46 76 18
Access and parking
Just before Chateau Queyras, take the road going down to the right towards the car park of the via ferrata. Turn right at the bridle and the next crossing on the left. Cross a bridge on the left which leads directly to the parking lot.
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