From the place Salva in Guillestre, walk down the main shopping street (Maurice Petsche street) and turn left onto the Risoul road (“Julien Guillaume” street). After the bridge that crosses the Rif-Bel stream, this road turns left: do not follow it but go straight on to the dead end called “l’Amérique” and cross the Guillestre bypass route on the pedestrian passage to get to the start of the trail. The itinerary starts on a stone path (with yellow markings) going through farmlands and meadows. Edged with large deciduous trees, it links up to the road to Vars. Follow the road to the right and pick up the trail that starts on the right in the bend. This trail goes across the south-facing slope under a forest of scots pine. It goes down to the Chagne stream, gentlyly at first and then more rapidly in small successive bends until it reaches a footbridge. After crossing the stream, the trail goes up to the other slope of the mountain into a forest of pines and larches full of bushes in the undergrowth. The trail crosses a stream via a small pontoon, then a gorge by a footbridge and follows the old irrigation canal of Risoul’s agricultural lands. It leads to a large flagstones way up to the farm of Chagne. The itinerary passes through the village of Risoul by a small tarmacked road going down on the right past the church. After a large left bend, the trail continues on quite a large dirt path up to Guillestre. This part of the circuit gives you an excellent view of the stronghold of Mont-Dauphin and Guillestre.
"HIKING, On foot in the Guillestrois – Great WALKS" - Guidebook sold in tourism offices in the area.
Where to park in Guillestre: fairground (champ de foire) or “Place du Portail”. Starting point of the hike at the Guillestre tourism office, Place Salva.
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