Rando Guillestrois

Balcons de Vars

3 h 30
17.2 km
Total Length
675 m
675 m
  • Mountain bike

Departure : Centre station → Arrival : Centre station

Nice downhill ride, alternating between paths and trails, fun for everyone. Easy uphill on small tarmac and dirt roads or alternative using the ski lift (check the opening hours!)

From Vars les Claux ski resort, ride down the main road, then turn right on a large pathway that continues for about 800 meters before crossing the road again and heading to Sainte-Marie village. Pass the Sainte-Marie chair-lift start and continue on a small road which follows the mountain stream in the direction of Saint-Marcellin village. About 700 meters after the chair-lift, before Saint-Marcellin, turn left and cross the bridge over the stream. Here begins the climbing. Follow the small tarmac road for 360 meters difference of height and a succession of hairpin bends. Turn left of the dirt-road leading to Peyrol and to the top of the 1st section of the chair-lift. Once at the top, you'll follow the slope of the mountain, weaving in and out of herds of cows on a small path turning to the left. It then goes under the Lièvre button-lift and to the left towards the Chalet des Cassettes. Continue under the footbridge and ride down to the ski resort.


Option: in Sainte-Marie, save your energie by climbing up the mountain with the 1st section of the chair-lift (check the opening days and hours!)


Bus-stop: "Vars / Office de Tourisme" . Line: 05 Voyageurs S23 "Gare SNCF de Mont-Dauphin Guillestre - Guillestre - Vars". Bikes transportation possible on wednesday only by reservation 36 hours prior to departure: 04 92 502 505 (every day from 7AM to 7PM) contact@05voyageurs.com


Vars les Claux resort center

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Altitude profile

Altitude (m)

Min : 1590 m - Max : 2190 m

Distance (m)


See also