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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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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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  • Berta - 2018-08-17
    Das Gite da la Cure Longeron ist ein hübser Platz, wunderschöner Garten und sehr saubere Zimmer oder Lager. Essen ok .6Bettzimmer mit Halbpension f 42 €pro Person
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    The Gite da la Cure Longeron is a nice place, beautiful garden and very clean rooms or storage. Food ok. 6 bed room with half board f € 42 per person
  • frankie9594 - 2017-10-14
    Monaco- Trieste

    Nerve Racking trip up to Col Girardin. Beautiful Views at thee top. Lots of melting snow on the way down from the col in Mid- June. Very easy to loose footing and get injured. Caution is advised. Trail begins to get crowded after the Col as well.

    Plenty of lodging in Celliac. "Camping Les Moutets" is south of Celliac. Grocery store in town, however the ATM was out of service when I was there.

  • marc - 2015-11-29
    Très belle montée depuis Ceillac, avec des paysages variés : le lac Miroir et ses reflets dans un écrin de mélèzes verts, le lac Sainte-Anne plus minéral sous la Font Sancte, le col Girardin et sa vue sur l'Ubaye.
    Au Col Girardin, ne pas oublier d'aller faire un tour au poste Optique Girardin (tête de la favière) et à la tête de Girardin, 30 mn plus haut en partant à gauche : un coin idéal pour le casse-croute, avant la descente sur Maljasset
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    Beautiful climb from Ceillac, with varying landscapes: Lake Mirror and its reflections in lush green larches, Lake St. Anne more mineral in the Font Sancte, the collar Girardin and its view of the Ubaye. Col Girardin, do not forget to go for a ride to the post Optics Girardin (head of the favière) and head of Girardin, 30 minutes earlier starting left: an ideal corner for snacks before descent on Maljasset
  • tof - 2015-05-15
    Trieste-Monaco le 6/10/2014

    Encore une belle étape, passage au pied des pics de la Font sancte, maginifique lac miroir. Beau passage dans une autre vallée: Maljasset. Au confin on ne va pas plus loin motorisé.
    Aucun ravitaillement, eau à la fontaine.

    Bivouac dans la vallée à côté du joli hameau. Vallée occupée par les bergers dont les moutons profitent des derniers pâturages avant la redescente plus au sud. Les loups aussi en profitent.
    Avant leur départ, deux jeunes bergers isérois m'expliquent un peu le fonctionnement et me lèguent du ravitaillement. Merci à eux!
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    Trieste-Monaco on 06/10/2014 Another beautiful stage, passing at the foot of the peaks of Font sancte, maginifique mirror lake. Beautiful passage in another valley: Maljasset. On the border is not going away motorized. No refueling, water from the fountain. Bivouac in the valley next to the pretty hamlet. Vallée occupied by shepherds whose sheep enjoying the last pastures before the descent to the south. Wolves also benefit. Before they left, two young shepherds isérois explain a little operation and bequeath me supplies. Thank you to them!
  • 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 : 2019-12-17