Legendary hiking trails
For a real change of scene, go hiking in the depths of nature and explore into the wild.
Escape on the hiking trails of Vars with a gentle family walk across mountain pastures, or a challenging ascent of an Alpine summit.
Le Tétras Lyre (black grouse trail)
The unique landscape of Val d'Escreins is dotted with information stands that explain the local traditions and the gems of this life-size theme park.
Anyone can do this walk. The lovely bucolic footpath is ideal for a unique discovery with the whole family
Les Crêtes de Vars (Vars peaks trail)
Take to the heights!
Perched 2,600 metres above sea level, this trail offering a unique panorama of the surrounding mountains will take your breath away. Impressive, majestic, the peaks of Vars offer a dreamlike journey to anyone willing to make the climb. When you reach the top, the emotion is such that you instantly forget all the effort put in.
This itinerary amid flowers and stone takes you exploring the colourful slopes of the Escreins woods and the grasslands dotted with edelweiss above the dizzying vertical drops of these dolomitic peaks.
From the sunlit peaks where whistling marmots keep watch over the grasslands, you’ll enjoy sublime views over Val d’Escreins on one side of the mountain, and the Vars valley and villages on the other.
Les Balcons de Vars (Vars balcony trail)
This relatively flat itinerary offers uninterrupted views of an exceptional landscape that’s sure to amaze you.
Listen to the silence interrupted only by the song of birds, observe the colourful arrays of flowers, and smell their fragrance on the summer breeze. Keep your eyes wide open... and enjoy!
An added bonus:
- Accessible via the lifts
- Don’t forget to stop at Lac de Peyrol for a lakeside break before you start this lovely walk
Le Lac des 9 couleurs (lake of 9 colours trail)
In this mineral, almost moonlike decor, you can admire the nearby mountains or contemplate their reflection in the crystal clear waters.
In tones of blue ranging from azure to turquoise, they reflect the mixed pink and grey hues of the rocky landscape, to the surprise and pleasure of all.
A characteristic decor that never leaves anyone indifferent.
Le Château (castle trail)
From its rocky spur, the breathtaking castle of Vars offers a superb panoramic view over the immensity of the valley.
This exploration of the heritage and habitat takes you through fields and flowers on the balcony paths above the village.
Here, you never really quite know why, but the magic always operates...