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

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

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

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
D54 Bousiéyas » St-Etienne-de-Tinée
  |   4h10   |   14.6 km   |   453 m   |   1313 m

On leaving Bousiéyas , Via Alpina leaves the core zone of the Mercantour national park and takes the GR® 5 to the Colombière pass, the highest point in this stage. It then heads down again to the old forester village of St-Dalmas-le-Selvage before climbing up to the Anelle pass to reach the stage destination of St-Etienne-de-Tinée.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1887 m
|   2.2 km / 0h00
Col de la Colombière
2244 m
| D  4.8 km / 2h00
1502 m
| BC  3 km / 1h00
Col d'Anelle
1753 m
| C  4.6 km / 1h10
1166 m
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  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-13
    Monaco- Trieste

    Trail is easy to follow for this stage. the top of Col de la Colombière was windy and cold. Some snow on the other side of the Col towards Bousieyas.

    "Gite d'étape communal de Bousieyas" is a great place to stay. Good beds and good food. Possible to sleep in the field right next to the gite. Ask permission first.
  • MICHEL - 2017-06-26
    le gîte de Bouseyas a de nouveaux propriétaires. C'est l'une des meilleures tables de la Via Alpina
    Automatic translation [Google]
    the Bouseyas cottage has new owners. This is one of the best restaurants in Via Alpina
  • Tof - 2015-07-15
    Trieste-Monaco les 10&11 /10 /2014

    Nuitée au gîte de St Dalmas ouvert en cette période: 15 euros, la nuit.
    Ravitaillement aléatoire dans le village.

    Croisés que des bergers et bergères.

    Nuitée au "Lou Ben Manja"à St Etienne. Un bon endroit pour randonneur affamé. La demi-pension est vraiment bon marché pour ce département, aux alentours des 30 euros.

    Dans le village , ravitaillement possible avant de partir pour la prochaine traversée du désert.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco the 10 & 11/10/2014 Night at the house of St Dalmas opened in this period: 15 euros night. Random refueling in the village. Crusaders as shepherds and shepherdesses. Overnight at "Lou Ben Manja" in St Etienne. A good place for hungry hikers. Half board is really cheap for this department, at around 30 euros. In the village, possible refueling before heading to the next through the desert.
  • Maya CG - 2014-07-23
    Die Gite de Bousieyas ist nicht empfehlenswert. Sie ist zwar neu, hat aber für 18 Pers nur 1 Toilette, keine Aufenthaltsraum, aus Platzmangel wird das Essen in der privaten Gites nebenan serviert. Unfreundliches Personal.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Gite de Bousieyas is not recommended. Although it is new, but has only one toilet for 18 people, no lounge, lack of space, the food is served in the private Gites next door. Unfriendly staff.
  • maya CG - 2014-07-23
    In St. Etienne gibt es weitere Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten, zB Hotel des Amis. Einfach, aber sauber und familiär.
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    In St. Etienne, there are other accommodation options such as Hotel des Amis. Basic but clean and friendly.
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Good camp ground @ Col D'anelle, water bathtub available

    St Dalmas is 1hour away from Col d'Anelle.
    The food served @ Gite Philippe Issautier to me was not good (frozen pork, fresh salad was appreciated tho)..the minimum is done (fill up the stomach of hungry hikers with carbohydrates)...had almost to beg to get an orange as dessert...paid 15euros for the below average dinner, 18euros for a bunk bed (expensive)...

    The gite have a kitchen facility, there are bar/restaurants and grocery store (not always open) in St dalmas

    Nice church in St Dalmas

    Roya - St Dalmas 20km, 5h20 of walking

    From St Dalmas to Col de la colombiere it took me 1h30 at the beginning a a nice sunny day in the early morning

    From col de la Colombiere to the gite of hour down, water stream to cross by foot (depends on the season, 3m wide 40cm high mid June 2013)

    On the way down to Boussieyas, possible to camp on flat, woods and water can be found on that side
  • Neko - 2011-01-23
    die Gite in St-Dalmas-le-Selvage ist sehr zu empfehlen, gute Kochmöglichkeit, sehr freundlich (vorher anmelden!). (Stand Sommer 2010)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Gite in St-Dalmas-le-Selvage is highly recommended, good cooking facilities, very friendly (sign before). (As of summer 2010)
Last update : 2015-05-11