This walk is part of the trek The Queyras circuit - Val Pellice.
3rd and last stage of this Franco-Italian circuit. It meets with a variation of the Queyras circuit above the Jervis Refuge to reach Valpréveyre by the Col d’Urine.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start at the Crosenna Alpe shelter (D). Head south-west passing by the path on the right goes directly to the Col de Malaure that was taken 2 days before. Cross the Crosenna then undertake a steady rise into the woods, then walk alongside it before descending slightly to cross one of the GR58 route variants.
(1) Turn right onto the GR route with Red and White markings and start an easy climb via the Comba dell Urina ending at the Col d’Urine.
(2) Cross the well-marked border at marker No. 45, and continue on a beautiful alpine downhill path keeping to the GR58 to reach the Bergerie sous Roche crossroads.
(3) Leave the GR that goes on the left and turn right on the right path that in the distance runs along the right bank of the Ruisseau d’Urine as far as the bridge.
(4) Cross this and continue on the downward path, come back to the first bridge of the day, the chapel and the car park.
D : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Alpe Crosenna
1 : km 3.27 - alt. km 3.27 - Crossroads of the GR58
2 : km 5.36 - alt. km 5.36 - Col d'Urine
3 : km 6.76 - alt. km 6.76 - Bergerie sous Roche
4 : km 8.81 - alt. km 8.81 - Bridge over Ruisseau d’Urine
A : km 9.47 - alt. km 9.47
Standard itinerant backpacker equipment.
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If you keep your wits about you, and you happen to be passing through at the right time, you might spot the striking black Lanza’s alpine salamander. It can be seen in the woods above the Crosenna alps.
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