Rando Guillestrois

Mikéou

3 h
Duration
Easy
Easy
Loop
Loop
5.5 km
Total Length
200 m
Ascent
200 m
Descent
Uses
  • Pedestrian

Departure : Réotier, Mikeou → Arrival : Réotier, Mikeou

Easy loop with an exceptional view on the Guil and the Durance confluent.

The very easy route meanders in this pastoral landscapes between meadows and along the edge of the larch forest. After the chalets of Mikéou, the path crosses the Saint-Thomas mountain stream and goes down to the chalets of the Villard. The itinerary leaves the GR 50, follows a narrower path to the right and goes into the forestry before reaching the Eymard meadow. It goes into an undergrowth and after crossing over once more the torrent of Saint-Thomas, continues up in the forest again. You can have access to an orientation table via a small path ascending to the left. From there, you will have a view on the valley of Durance from Saint-Crépin to Mont-Dauphin. In front of you, the ridges of Catinat rise on the opposite side, overlooking a ravine the erosion had created and where the Merdanel stream has its source. You can clearly see the standard set-up of a stream, defined by: a water reception basin, a flow channel and a debris cone where all the debris carried by the flood accumulate. Go back to the start point by a large dirt path that descends and goes past the hamlets of Truchet and of the Lajards.

Topoguide

"HIKING, On foot in the Guillestrois – Great WALKS" - Guidebook sold in tourism offices in the area.

Access

From Réotier, take the road after the city hall toward the Bourgea. After passing this hamlet, at about 700 m, turn left at the first junction, towards Mikéou. Continue on the tarmacked road to Mikéou and turn right on a dirt path. Park your car. The departure is located at the first bend on the left, on an old trail.

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On the way...
religious
Chapel of St. Roch

St Roch Chapel - built in the 18th century and renovated since – is built in the hamlet of Truchet from where there is an exceptional view of the Durance. St Roch was a very popular Saint in the Hautes-Alpes and was frequently invoked during epidemics, particularly of the plague.

Altitude profile

Altitude (m)

Min : 1400 m - Max : 1586 m

Distance (m)

 

See also

Markings
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