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Hautes- Alpes
Massif du Mt Thabor

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R126 Granges de la Vallée Etroite » Névache
  |   3h20   |   10.1 km   |   406 m   |   602 m

The trail leaves the “Granges de la Vallée Etroite” enclave to head up along the GR® 5-57 trail to the Chavillon lake at the Thures pass. It then heads back down again towards the preserved Clarée valley to reach the traditional village of Névache, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Granges de la Vallée Etroite
1776 m
| D  3 km / 1h15
Col des Thures
2196 m
| D  1.2 km / 0h15
Chalet des Thures
2100 m
| D  3.8 km / 1h20
Névache (chapelle des Ames
1613 m
| A  1.1 km / 0h10
Névache (pont de Fort Ville)
1590 m
| A  1 km / 0h20
1603 m
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  • Houdayer Alain - 2022-09-07
    Gite d'étape "Le creux des souches" ou l'accueil et la cuisine sont parfaits.
  • Daniel - 2017-09-06
    In Névache next tot the parking lot there is a tourist office. They are very helpful to find accommodation. Ask for a dortoir. Do visit the beautiful church with old fresco's.
  • Elisabeth - 2015-10-14
    Temps sous-estimé. Se méfier quand on arrive dans la vallée de Névache au niveau de Roubion : l'épicerie n'est pas à Névache "centre" (église), comme on pourrait s'y attendre, mais bien à Roubion, en face du camping, et à une demi-heure du "centre" !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Time underestimated. Beware when you get in Névache valley at Roubion: the grocery store is not in Névache "center" (church), as one might expect, but in Roubion, opposite the campsite and half an hour of the "center"!
  • Alpinisten - 2015-08-16
    In Névache gibt es seit 2014 ein neues B&B/Gite: Au Vialaou, Tel.:, adorable Madelène et Michel! Direkt neben der alten Kirche.
    Von hier kann man auch gut nach Briancon weiter wandern.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In Névache there since 2014, a new B & B / Gite: Au Vialaou, Tel .:, adorable Madelene et Michel! Located next to the old church. From here you can continue hiking also good to Briancon.
  • Tof - 2015-03-21
    Trieste-Monaco le 28/9/14

    Départ du refuge du Mt Thabor. Descente dans la vallée Etroite. Dans le fond de vallée beaucop d'endroits plats pour bivouaquer. Ce jour au village des Granges, les 2 refuges sont ouverts pour le repas du midi.

    Belle montée dans le mélezin puis descente pour rejoindre Névache.
    A Névache, petite restauration ouverte ce dimanche après-midi. Pause gouter bienvenue à "l'Aréa" (Hameau de sallé- 05100 NEVACHE).

    Pas de ravitaillement ce dimanche à Nevache. Bivouac à la sortie du village sur le chemin de l'étape suivante.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 28/9/14 out of the shelter of Mt Tabor. Narrow down into the valley. In beaucop valley floor flat places to camp. That day in the village of Granges, the 2 shelters are open for lunch. Beautiful mounted in the Mélezin then descent to join Névache. A Névache, snacks open on Sunday afternoon. Pause welcome to taste the "Statistics Area" (Hamlet Laid NEVACHE 05100). No refueling Sunday in Nevache. Bivouac at the edge of the village on the way to the next step.
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-17
    Monaco - Trieste

    Nevache to Chalets des Thures is less than 2hours, locked cabane pastorale on the way up but great location for pitching. Water can be gathered on the way up to Col des Thures. Col des Thures can be windy. Pitched by the locked sheeperd house in June 2013

    Granges de la vallee etroite is only 1h10 from the sheeperd house before col des thures
  • Tippel - 2012-08-05
    Gite La Découverte was not our favourite... Dinner was tasteless, toilet on first floor needs renovation, small shower, dog howling in the night and nobody in the house who was responsible for him. Positive was good company of other guests at the big table and self made marmelade for breakfast. Check the other Gites in the village... Névache is very much frequented by French hikers who are staying for a whole week. Early reservation is recommended.
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-10-27
    Don't ask me why, but all of the lodgings in Nevache are pricey and require advance reservations if you land there on a weekend in Sept.!
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-06
    Instead of staying at some accommodation in Nevache, you can continue your hiking trip on the via alpina to Chalets de Buffère.
Last update : 2019-12-17