Walks and hikes

Almost 200km of hiking trails await you in Vars

Set off to discover lakes, mountain streams, high peaks and mountain villages with variants and alternatives for all levels. From gentle paths to summits over 3,000m high, everyone can find the path for their own mountain experience.Indulgence, escape, exercise and a change of scenery are guaranteed!

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Nature is the backdrop of your holidays

At your own pace, set off to discover the majestic scenery that the mountains have to offer, to become a key player in your own beautiful memories.

- The gentle paths: for families or keen walkers who can find routes of between 45 minutes and 2.5 hours around the villages or within accessible nature

Vars, full scale nature

Vars offers you the chance to come and revitalise yourself, to find yourself in the spectacular sites, to discover unfamiliar and enchanting fauna and flora.

Holidays that plunge you head-first into real nature with the pure air that characterises our mountain site. The mountains, through the very diversified Alpine nature and a culture rich in history and traditions, will reveal itself to walkers over the many winding paths through the valleys of Vars.
From each of the villages you will find the signposted pathways, identified by panoramas, which will lead walkers to discover the valleys and massifs of the Vars area. The source of the Font Sancte in the Val d'Escreins reserve, the Main de Dieu, the Lake of Nine Colours by the Marmot Valley, and the Vars Gourmet Route are some of the many walks you can do with friends or family.

Located right in the heart of the Hautes Alpes, the resort of Vars finds itself engraved between the valleys, which are also renowned sites for discovering splendid landscapes and appreciating nature on a full scale. On the programme is therapy with colours, sounds and scents, pure air and sunshine.

Baroulades - Nature and landscapes: The tour of the Vars hamlets

Alpes Cottiennes Geoparc: Discovery of geological sites on the Alpine range.

Walkers, Hikers...

- The little extras:

The chairlifts are open every day from 6th July to 31st August and will take you to the start of many hikes with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding summits
See the timetable and prices

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