The itinerary starts at the Val d'Escreins car park. Go through the Rif Bel, turn left towards the refuge of Basse-Rua. Take the trail to your right that goes into the pasture and then under cover of the trees. At about 50 meters, do not take the descending trail to your left and stay on the trail to the right. A bit further, take the ascending trail to your right. After walking through several ravines, the trail becomes more abrupt and steeper (ladders and cables). It then goes meandering into the forest and crosses over a streambed. At the junction, take the trail ascending to the right toward Pic d’Escreins. You will reach the ridges of Agnès by a gravel path. At the summit, you will enjoy a 360-degree view: Massif of the Écrins, Queyras, Font-Sancte, Mont-Blanc… Walk along the crests of Cugulet via a quite exposed trail up to the summit of Cugulet (2.520 m), then up to the summit of Combe-Chauve (2.483 m), where the Guillestre area lays in front of you. From here, the trail descends into the woods and reaches the forestry track. Turn left on the path toward the hut of Cugulet. Go past the hut and climb up toward the ridges of Agnès. There, you will find the trail you took on the way up.
"HIKING, On foot in the Guillestrois – Great WALKS" - Guidebook sold in tourism offices in the area.
From Guillestre, take the road to Vars. After a few kilometres, turn left towards Val d’Escreins and keep going until you reach the refuge of Basse-Rua.
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