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France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Alpes-Maritimes
Larche / Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée / Saint-Dalmas-de-Selvage

Parc National du Mercantour
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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D53 Larche » Bousiéyas
  |   6h35   |   19.4 km   |   1241 m   |   1043 m

From the village of Larche, this stage takes the GR® 5-56 Tour de l’Ubaye along the Ubayette stream. It enters the Mercantour national park via the preserved Lauzanier valley, using Cavale pass, formerly a mule track, to reach the foot of the Tête de l’Enchastraye. It then goes to the former Fourches military camp, before reaching the deserted hamlet of Bousiéyas, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Larche
1690 m
| B  5.1 km / 1h20
Pont Rouge
1910 m
| D  7.9 km / 3h00
Pas de la Cavale
2681 m
| D  2.5 km / 1h05
Granges de Salse Morène
2098 m
| D  1.4 km / 0h30
Col des Fourches
2264 m
| D  2.5 km / 0h40
Bousiéyas
1887 m
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  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Great stage, from Col des Fourches entering another world...amazing panoramic view up to Pas de la Cavale then down to Larche
    Possible to pitch tent @ Col des Fourches or @ Granges de Salse Morène. Hut/Shelter was opened and not yet occupied by sheeperd in mid June 2013.
    Water is running down but must be filtered (mid june 2013)...if the sheeperd in, he know where to get the clean water
    Neves to cross and one tough spot requiring rope just before Pas de la Cavale mid June 2013.

    Lots of snow on the way down to Larche from Pas de la Cavale.Summer trail goes by the right side of the lake towards Larche

    Larche have a gite which is a km or 2 before the small village. The camping site have a grocery store
    Larche camping : 7.5euros for hot shower,water & toilet with no tissues. 1euros for wifi.
    Tourist office and at least one bar/restaurant (offers accomodation too) in Larche

    St Dalmas Le Selvage – Larche : 8h walking, 3h resting, 32km
Last update : 2013-02-06