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Freissinières / Champcella / Réotier / Eyglier

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
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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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Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R130 Freissinières » Mont-Dauphin (Guillestre)
  |   7h25   |   22.1 km   |   782 m   |   911 m

This stage leaves Freissinières and follows the GR® 50, passing several mountain hamlets. It then crosses the Fonds du Sap wood to descend close to the village of Réotier and its petrifying fountain and reach the wide Durance valley. Just after the confluence of the Guil and Durance rivers, it arrives at the fortified town of Mont-Dauphin, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1188 m
| ABD  4 km / 1h15
1130 m
| A  2.2 km / 0h45
1230 m
| AD  7.5 km / 2h45
1502 m
| AD  3.8 km / 1h20
X D38
960 m
| AB  2.1 km / 0h40
Chapelle Saint-Guillaume
892 m
| A  2.5 km / 0h40
Mont-Dauphin (Guillestre)
1052 m
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  • Daniel - 2017-09-06
    The Gite d'Etape Le Glacier Bleu is in the middle of the old town. It is the place of the old bakery shop, you can still see the oven. Friendly, small, good food, recommended.
    With the track loaded in your GPS there are no problems finding the correct way.
  • JLC - 2016-10-02
    1/10/2016 Très bon balisage jusqu'à Mikéou, ensuite il faut viser l'église de Réotier et bien passer entre elle et le cimetière; on retrouve après 200 m. la VA qui descend en lacets jusqu'à la D38 puis la voie ferrée.
  • Elisabeth - 2015-10-14
    Les VAlpinistes ont déjà signalé le pb d'itinéraire sur cette étape, mais rien n'a changé... Aucun balisage : carton jaune à partir du Ponteil (brouillard complet entre exploitation forestière et pâturages). Et carton rouge à partir de Mikéou où c'est encore pire. Il faudrait signaler dans la description que l'église de Réotier s'appelle St-Michel et, surtout, qu'elle est toute seule avec son cimetière, sur un replat. Réotier n'est pas un village, c'est un ensemble de 16 hameaux dispersés. J'ai fait plus de 6 km en trop.
    Pas de ravitaillement à Mont-Dauphin !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The VAlpinistes have already reported the pb route on this stage, but nothing changed ... No tagging: yellow card from Ponteil (complete fog between logging and grazing). And red card from Mikéou where it's even worse. It should be pointed out in the description that the church is called Réotier St-Michel and, above all, she is alone with her cemetery, on a ledge. Réotier is not a village, it is a set of 16 hamlets scattered. I made more than 6 km too. No refueling in Mont-Dauphin!
  • tof - 2015-05-15
    Trieste-Monaco le 3/10/2014

    Du Col des Lauzes à Guillestre. Longue journée. Superbe balcon sur la majorité. Beaucoup moins intéressant sur la fin: route vers Réotier jusqu'à Guillestre. Pris la D 902 de MontDauphin jusqu'à Guillestre: erreur! Dangereux à pied et même en vélo, ça roule très vite sur cette portion...

    Etape au camping du centre-village "le catinat fleuri". Joli coin, bon prix mais sanitaires un peu vieux parfois non fonctionnels. Très bon accueil.
    Toutes commodités au village, même un cordonnier.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 10.03.2014 the Col des Lauzes in Guillestre. Long day. Gorgeous balcony on the majority. Much less interested in the end: Road to Réotier to Guillestre. Took the D902 to Guillestre Montdauphin: Error! Dangerous walk or bike, it rolls quickly on this part ... Step camping village center "flowery catinat". Nice area, good price but a bit old sanitary sometimes non-functional. Very welcome. All amenities in the village, even a shoemaker.
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Going down from Mont Dauphin to the noisy road nearby Guillestre is easy but from there the trail is very poorly marked to reached hamlet Mikeou
    Had to backed up and really searched hard for the way up to Mikeou, followed roads and trails without any markers...hard time even with a
    navigation device...From Mikeou, it gets smoother to Fressinières, almost straight and flat to slightly down if i recall correctly

    6h from Mont Dauphin to Fressinieres on a sunny day (mid June 2013)
    Transition day really nothing interesting...really disappointed that i left the Queyras regional park for this

    There is a bar/resturant and a camping place with a grocery store (nice location) before Fressinieres.
    Fressinieres have a traiteur that is friendly enough and will be willing to sale something even if close if you see someone
    and a bar/restaurant also available in the hamlet
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-05-20
    Aprés quelques difficultés pour suivre l'itinéraire dans la dernière partie, j'ai terminé l'etape dans la Citadelle VAUBAN de MONTDAUPHIN, inscrite au patrmoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Trés bon accueil au GITE LE GLACIER BLEU, Rue CATINAT
    Le gite est situé dans la rue centrale de cette place forte qui demeure un lieu exceptionnel et hors du temps avec ses rues tracées au cordeau et ses maisons à l'architecture trés particulière
    Chambre agréable avec douche. Bon et copieux repas
    Tel : 04 92 45 18 47
    Email :
    Automatic translation [Google]
    After some difficulties to follow the route in the last part, I finished the stage in the Citadel of Vauban MONTDAUPHIN, a World Heritage's UNESCO. Very welcome the GITE BLEU GLACIER Street CATINAT The cottage is situated in the central street of this stronghold that remains an exceptional place and out of time with his perfectly straight streets and houses in very nice room with particular architecture shower. Good and hearty meal Tel: 04 92 45 18 47 Email:
  • Tippel - 2012-08-05
    We stayed in Guillestre, a nice lively village with shops, restaurants, buses (to Gap, Briancon,...). Had a friendly reception at Hotel/Camping "Le catinat fleuri" and a good dinner at "Le Guillestrin".
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-04-08
    Before entering Pallon (T->M), there's a quite cheap camp site. In 2010, they offered me a place for my tent for only 5 EUR, including hot shower and free WIFI!
    They also have a small supermarket where they sells a few goods for a fair price.
Last update : 2017-03-24