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Tour du Champsaur-Valgaudemar à cheval

in Saint-Laurent-du-Cros
169.8 km
Loop
  • After the panoramic ascent to the heights above the Gap region, the route takes you through woods and the agricultural plain to the Lac du Sautet. The route then enters the deep valleys of the Valgaudemar and continues on into the Champsaur farmlands. It

  • From Bayard, head uphill to the Col de Gleize, taking the time to enjoy beautiful views over the Gap region. The route continues through woods as far as Le Noyer and then on through the agricultural plain to the Château de Lesdiguières. After the Lac du Sautet, head downhill through the woods and then uphill to St-Firmin. At Le Séchier, follow the Canal des Herbeys. Return to the Champsaur and the Petit Chaillol at the Lac de Roaffan, ride through the wooded landscapes as far as Charbillac...
    From Bayard, head uphill to the Col de Gleize, taking the time to enjoy beautiful views over the Gap region. The route continues through woods as far as Le Noyer and then on through the agricultural plain to the Château de Lesdiguières. After the Lac du Sautet, head downhill through the woods and then uphill to St-Firmin. At Le Séchier, follow the Canal des Herbeys. Return to the Champsaur and the Petit Chaillol at the Lac de Roaffan, ride through the wooded landscapes as far as Charbillac and then take to the heights though the unspoilt surroundings of Les Infournas and the Maison Forestière de Subeyrannes. Drop back down towards St-Bonnet past the Lac de Barbeyroux and carry on through this farming valley until you reach Chabottonnes. Head uphill towards Chaillol and then carry on, overlooked by the Aiguilles de Famourou and Le Palastre, until you come to the plateau of La Coche. Then drop back down to Le Clapier and follow the banks of the Drac Blanc until you reach Les Gondouins. Retrace your steps and follow the Drac Noir before reaching the Serre-Eyraud belvedere. Climb up to a higher level to follow the balcony track which passes through the fabulous alpine pastures of Combeau and takes you to the vantage point at L'Abeille. Drop back down to Saint-Léger-Les-Mélèzes and then follow the canal side until you come to the old railway line and Serre-Richard. Finally, return to the Bois de St-Laurent and the Bayard Plateau.
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