Variation GTM Barcelonnette - Stage 2 : Bayasse - Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage

20. Variation GTM Barcelonnette - Stage 2 : Bayasse - Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage

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The Cime de la Bonette is the highest road in France, with its 2802 m altitude. It links part of the year the Alpes de Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments.
After the ascent of the Moutière valley, a long crossing under the Cime de la Bonette to the Col de Colombart begins. Then comes the magnificent descent from the Alpe valley to Bousieyas.

1 point of interest

  • Refuge

    Bayasse Refuge-Hotel

    Mercantour National Park Refuge-Hotel


    Refuge open all year

    Restaurant open every day from May to September and upon reservation all year

    Capacity: 11 bedrooms; 2 dormitories (6 to 8 people), 4 family rooms (2 to 4 people) and 5 double rooms.

    Half-board from 44€, special prices for families, children and groups.


    Tel: (0)4 92 32 20 79

    +33 (0)6 38 83 21 42


    Prices and complementary information:


From the refuge-hotel take to the right the track in marked ascent GR which crosses the hamlet. It rises regularly towards the Col de la Moutière. Before reaching the pass 2334 m a path intermittently cuts the curves of the track. From the col beacon 61, continue left on the GR 56 towards the col de Colombart. The ascent is progressive and the path is traced out on a balcony. You reach the col de Colombart 2529m beacon 45. Leave the GR and turn left downhill towards Bousiéyas itinerary marked yellow. The route crosses the valley of Alpe, passes under the rock of the Priest. Beacon 44a you join the track which serves the mountain pastures from Bousiéyas. Once again signposted GR follow this track downhill on the left until you reach the bottom of the valley. Facing you is the village of Bousiéyas. Join the road of the Bonette pass and turn left on some put to enter the hamlet of Bousiéyas. 
  • Departure : Bayasse
  • Arrival : Bousiéyas
  • Towns crossed : Uvernet-Fours, Jausiers, and Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage

Altimetric profile


Is in the midst of the park
The national park is an unrestricted natural area but subjected to regulations which must be known by all visitors.

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