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Hautes-Alpes / Alpes de Haute Provence
Ceillac / Saint Paul sur Ubaye
Queyras / Ubaye
Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras
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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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R133 Ceillac » Maljasset
  |   5h30   |   12.7 km   |   1037 m   |   756 m

From Ceillac, the Via Alpina joins the GR® 5 to reach first the Miroir lake and then the vast Ste Anne lake at the foot of the Font-Sancte peaks. The trail then climbs to the Girardin pass, bordering the Queyras regional nature park. The descent along the Ubaye mountainside on more mineral terrain leads, after leaving the GR® 5, to the traditional hamlet of Maljasset, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1651 m
| BD  2 km / 0h35
Le Mélezet
1672 m
| D  3.1 km / 1h30
Lac des Prés Soubeyrand
2226 m
| D  2.4 km / 0h50
Chapelle Ste Anne
2406 m
| D  1.9 km / 0h50
Col Girardin
2674 m
| D  1.8 km / 0h45
X GR 5
2378 m
| D  1.5 km / 1h00
1910 m
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  • Thierry M. - 2013-11-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Maljasset is a nice quiet hamlet.
    The way up to Col Girardin is very steep until catching up with GR5 coming from the left.
    The final approach to Col Girardin from Maljasset is also very steep..needed to go around huge neves on very steep unstable ground, using hands. (mid June 2013)
    Col Girardin is very exposed to wind. The way down towards Ceillac is not steep and not dangerous even when snow is still up there..Going down taking a right, targeting the right flank of the lake St Anne.

    Maljasset - Col de Girardin 2h nice sunny day, neves and snow leftovers (mid June 2013)
    Col de Girardin - Chapelle St Anne 40mins down in the snow
    From there 2h30 more in the ski slopes and nice lake miroir area to reach Melezet in the valley.Ceillac 30mins away from there afterward
    Ceillac gite Les Baladins 17,50euros, small dorms (5 beds in the room i was), clean room and well equipped kitchen.

    Bivouac Marinet - Ceillac : 19km, 5hours of walking
Last update : 2014-11-25