trail of the needles


Itinerary of the Trail du Galibier.
Duration : 2h30 - 5h

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Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Departure : Valloire. 1- Go up to the hamlet of Poingt Ravier. 2- Follow the single track towards Gorges de l'Enfer and Pont du Diable. 3- Continue on the single winding through the communal forest. 4-Continue on to the hamlet of Les Verneys, passing through Beaujournal and Les Arolles. 5- Then take the balcony path up to Commendraut. 6- Descend to the hamlet of Bonnenuit, crossing the torrent des Aiguilles and the Valloirette on wooden footbridges. 7- Climb to the Chapelle Saint Gras and continue to the hamlet of Les Verneys before returning to Valloire.


Your security:
- Keep in mind that you are riding in mountain areas with sometimes technical trails, significant elevation where weather conditions can change quickly.
- Don't overestimate your abilities
- Check the local weather forecast before leaving / / tel: 3250
- Anticipate and adapt your clothing according to the sectors traveled and provide a survival blanket, windbreaker and whistle.
- If you are going alone, leave information about your itinerary with those around you and make sure you have a charged mobile phone.
- Always provide a reserve of water.
- Stay on the marked paths.
- Be careful of electric fences.
- During hunting season (September to January) and near big game hunts, show your presence.
- Help: in case of emergency contact 112

Your environment:
- Respect private property.
- Do not light a fire.
- Keep your waste and bring it back.
- Respect fruit production and do not cross cultivated fields.
- Do not frighten the cattle.
- Close the park barriers after your visit.
- Respect the direction of the routes.
- Be careful and courteous when overtaking and crossing hikers.

trail of the needles