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Arvieux / Château-Queyras / Ceillac
Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras
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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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R132 Refuge de Furfande » Ceillac
  |   6h40   |   17.8 km   |   1046 m   |   1693 m

This stage leaving from the Furfande hut passes entirely along the “Tour du Queyras” trail at the heart of the Queyras regional nature park. After an abrupt descent to the Guil valley, which it crosses at the Bramousse bridge, it crosses larch woods and pastureland to reach the Bramousse pass before heading down to Ceillac, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Refuge de Furfande
2299 m
| D  3.8 km / 1h10
Le Chatelard
1645 m
| B  1.4 km / 0h20
Les Escoyères
1520 m
| AB  2.3 km / 0h45
Pont de Bramousse
1194 m
| D  1.5 km / 0h40
1435 m
| B  2.6 km / 1h20
Chalets de Bramousse
1838 m
| D  2.4 km / 1h15
Col de Bramousse
2249 m
| D  3.8 km / 1h10
1651 m
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Useful guidebooks
  • La Grande Traversée des Alpes et le Tour de l'Ubaye - Réf. 531 ~ Fédération Française de Randonnée (ISBN 978-2-7514-0267-8)

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  • Houdayer Alain - 2022-09-07
    Gite "Les Balladins"parfait.
  • Berta - 2018-08-17
    Ceillac ist ein hübscher Ort mit Supermarkt, Bankomat, Sportgeschäft, Bäckerei und Restaurants. Wir haben im Gite Les Baladines geschlafen. Schöner Garten mit Liegstühle zum realaxen, schöne, saubere Zimmer und gutes Essen. 4Bettzimmer mit Halbpension f 41€ pro Person
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Ceillac is a nice place with a supermarket, ATM, sports shop, bakery and restaurants. We slept at Gite Les Baladines. Beautiful garden with beach chairs for realaxen, nice, clean rooms and good food. 4bed rooms with half board f 41 € per person
  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-14
    Monaco- Trieste

    After reading Thierry's comments, decided to skip Refuge Furfande, and go towards Briancon. To do this take the trail by Refuge Furfande to Arvieux or continue to Brunissard.

    In Arvieux, there is a restaureant called La Casse Deserte, that has spare rooms. If you follow the road from Arvieux, you can reach la Chalp, which has plenty of lodgings, however they are expensive.

    The best bet, is to take the trail to Brunissard, follow the GR5 and reach "Camping De L'Izoard." It is possible to reach the camping platz in one day (I did it), however be prepared for a long day.

    This alternative route will take you to Briancon, as well as one of the best views of the hike, leaving Briancon. You can catch up with the Via Alpina in Nevache (R126).

    Any questions, message me through this Via Alpina Page:
  • Daniel - 2017-09-06
    Coming down from Furfande (where we were sent away), past the Parking Lot, there is a short-cut foot-path straight down, avoiding the asphalted road. Not recommended to pass with your donkey or during rain.

    The Gite d'Etape Le Riou Vert in Bramousse is good. Nice garden, good food.
  • Michel s - 2016-06-14
    toujours peu accueillant à Furfande. le moins sympa des gîtes depuis Nice. Comme l'écrivait Thierry M en 2013 she does'nt like hikers but their money
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    always unwelcoming to Furfande. the least friendly of houses from Nice. In the words of Thierry M in 2013 she does'nt like hikers Their purpose money
  • marc - 2015-11-29
    A noter, pour nuancer les commentaires précédents, que le refuge de Furfande a été intégralement rénové en 2014 (il est tout neuf), ce qui a du permettre d'améliorer la qualité de service. Lors de notre passage suite à sa rénovation, nous n'avons pas été déçus, ni pas le repas, ni par la vue de ces alpages magnifiques classés.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Note to qualify the previous comments that the refuge of Furfande was fully renovated in 2014 (it is new), which help improve the quality of service. When we visited after its renovation, we were not disappointed or not the meal, nor by the sight of these magnificent pastures classified.
  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    From Ceillac it is possible to stay on the GR5 and go through the Queyras regional park which is afterward was the option I should have followed radther than staying
    on the via Alpina.
    The trail to refuge de Furfande is great but from there it should catch up the GR5 and not go down to Guillestre/Mont Dauphin.
    Thought i could handle the very steep negative way down to check out Mont dauphin and come back up to refuge de furfande the day after but
    did not do it..not enough endorphine yet. Avoid going to Mont Dauphin unless you want to end your trip there.
    GR5 goes through the Queyras regional park and reaches Briancon afterwards

    @ refuge de Furfande Laure the owner is little bit rough (don't like the tourists/hikers but like to get their money...)
    Rosa the friendly italian staff that works there in June 2013 for her will make your stay much nicer.
    Great location @ refuge Furfande but does not worth staying/stopping until a new owner gets in place.
  • Jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2013-05-19
    Accueil pas vraiment top au refuge de FURFANDE. Repas de mème niveau qui a laissé sur leur faim les nombreux randonneurs présents ce soir là. On attendait tous la suite aprés le potage et le petit morceau de tarte à la brandade !
    C'est et ce sera le seul refuge sur tout l'itinéraire de la Via Alpina ou l'on refusera de recharger un telephone portable...Dommage de terminer ainsi une belle étape. A noter l'existence de plusieurs gites dans les environs :
    -Gite Les Escoyères à 1h30 / 2 heures du refuge de Furfande
    -Gite Le Riou Vert à Bramousse ...à 3 heures.
    Tel : 04 92 46 72 45
    Email :
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Home not really top of the shelter FURFANDE. Meme level of meal that left on their hunger many hikers present that night. We all expected result after the soup and the small piece of pie brandade! This is and will be the only refuge on the entire route of the Via Alpina and we will refuse to recharge a cell phone ... Damage to finish and a beautiful stage. Note that there are several cottages in the area: The -Gîte Escoyères 1:30 / 2:00 refuge Furfande -Gîte Le Riou Vert Bramousse ... 3 hours. Tel: 04 92 46 72 45 Email:
Last update : 2019-12-17