Natural parks, high mountains, mountain passes, rivers, waterfalls, lakes … The Hautes-Alpes contains treasures of nature and is a playground exemplary in its diversity and its wild character. Lavender to glaciers (over 400 in the Hautes-Alpes), the contrasts are stripping : solar and limestone hills in Dévoluy, Himalayan mountains in Valgaudemar, Normandy in Champsaur, Provencal villages in the Buëch, lake of  Serre-Ponçon, authentic villages in the Queyras, the Vauban fortifications (classified UNESCO) in Mont-Dauphin (Guillestrois) and Briançon, Briançon and the intersection of 5 valleys, Clarée and the Ecrins, french mountaineering site.


Departure : La Grave > Villar d’Arène
Arrival : Laragne > Montéglin Altitude Max : 2500 m / Altitude Min : 570 m

2 Variants :
• GTHA Integral “Altitude Pass” / 354 km / D+ : 18200 / D- : 19150
• GTHA Integral “South Balcony” / 357 km / D+ : 17000 / D- : 17950

The Great Crossing of the French Alps © VTT is permanently marked itinerary is the highest high crossing France on average altitude. From along its 350 km a variant, this itinerary will offer sports in 7 days incomparable variety of landscapes and thrills: the departure is in a mountain setting at the foot of the glaciers, arriving in a Provencal atmosphere among orchards and lavender, not to mention the passage through the balconies of the Serre-Ponçon Lake via impressive single-channel. At the end of your journey, you can reach the sun paths.
10 MTB sites in one trip La Grave > Briançonnais > Ecrins > Queyras > Guillestrois > Serre-Ponçon > Champsaur & Valgaudemar > Gapençais > Dévoluy > Büech
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