Discover the best of our mountain gems

Legendary peaks, wooden bridge, flowery meadows, breathtaking views and mountain lakes...
Discover, savour, feel alive! Vars and the great outdoors

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 right path to live the mountain experience at their own pace.

More than 200 km of itineraries will take you exploring the mountain landscape. It’s both invigorating and relaxing.

Let nature be your guide...

Nature is the backdrop to your holiday

At your own pace, set off to discover the majestic scenery that the mountains have to offer, and make beautiful memories just the way you like them.
Let unspoilt nature recharge your batteries as you admire the superb scenery and discover the enchanting fauna and flora of a whole new world.

There is something for everyone, just take your pick!

Gentle paths
: for families or keen walkers who can find routes of between 45 minutes and 2 1/2 hours around the villages or within accessible nature

Trails for more demanding hikers
who enjoy the challenge of a sustained effort up to the steep summits.

Le Val D'Escreins
: In this unique place, wildlife flourishes, the riches of nature abound, and the scenery never fails to surprise you.
>> Full details about Val d'Escreins

Walking guides

Your walks in Vars

Colourful leaflet highlighting the routes to try in the Vars area.
Discover the architectural heritage, the mountain streams and lakes.

21 walks for all levels to discover as a family (precise description, IGN map...)

On sale at the Tourist Offices in Vars les Claux and Vars Sainte Marie - Price: €3.00

The Botanical guide

Illustrated guide to the Val d'Escreins botanical path - Price: €2.00

Easy walks

For the pleasure of family and friends, adults and children, discover some easy walking ideas

Download the guide

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

Baroulades... This word is a clever combination of the word from the local dialect, “baruler” and “balade” in French, meaning “promenade”. It is an invitation to visit Vars on foot.
Thanks to the "Baroulades" virtual guide app, you can discover in a fun way the points of interest along the path that mark the history, nature and heritage of the Vars area. Family loop trail, 2 hours on average.

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

In Vars, there are 5 geological particularities which have been revealed thanks to the information panels dotted around the resort. Discover the secrets behind the formation of some of the best views of Vars

Added bonus:

The lifts are open throughout the summer season (4th July-30th August 2020)and will take you up to the start of various hikes and panoramic views of the peaks.
All you need to do now is walk and enjoy those precious moments that the mountains have to offer in summer

Plan Rando

Are you looking for a hiking trip with a guide, to share your passion for nature and discover the secrets of the mountains?

>> Meet our mountain guides