Discover the numerous cultural, sporting and family activities offered by the Caravaneige campsite.
DISCOVER THE LANDSCAPES OF THE HIGH ALPS
Beautiful sunshine and quality snow are the two assets of the Hautes-Alpes and thanks to them, you will be sure to find an ideal place to fall in summer and winter!
Between the Northern and Southern Alps, the Hautes-Alpes is characterized by a Mediterranean mountain climate. The inhabitants of the department “05” proudly display the color: 300 days of sunshine per year!
The azure blue sky enchants you whether you are a walker or a skier… And the snow never forgets its annual rendez-vous!
The ski resorts open an average of 123 days a year to offer you a real moment of winter relaxation. No wonder, because in this department the mountains are very high, hence the name “Hautes-Alpes”…
A third of the territory is situated at an altitude of over 2000 m, with landscapes ranging from 500 to 4102 m, from the Buëch country in the west to the summit of the Ecrins country in the east. And Gap is thus the highest prefecture in France (625 m), Saint-Véran the highest commune (2040 m), and the Agnel pass the highest road crossing (2744 m).
The department includes many waterways: The Durance, The Drac, The Buëch, The Clarée, The Guil, The Guisane, The Séveraisse, The Haute Romanche, and also the vast lake of Serre-Ponçon… Thus, all water sports enthusiasts will find something to satisfy their desire.
An area where all the colors vary from one season to another, to be discovered absolutely. You will be seduced by the charm of the mountain villages, the friendliness of the inhabitants and the good cuisine of the Alps!
And finally, you must come to breathe the pure air, go up the limpid rivers, travel through the valleys, the flats and even the steep lands to the extreme. In short, come and recharge your batteries by sharing a unique moment with us!
TOURISM AROUND THE CAMPSITE
You are in a region with a multitude of things to do, from walking to extreme sports, from a good swim to a well-deserved rest. In short, enough to satisfy your curiosity and momentum during your holidays!
In the Queyras & Guillestrois region
Around Guillestre and surroundings
Whitewater & Climbing
Rafting – Canoeing – Canyoning – Via Ferrata – Climbing
Cycle tourism in Guillestre
Place-forte Mont-Dauphin de Vauban (UNESCO)
Official Queyras Tourism Portal
SPORTS & CULTURE
The Guillestrois is a superb mountainous circus on the borders of the Guillestrois
of the Ecrins, Queyras and Embrunais.
In a mountain environment where larch forests, lush pastures and cut-out gorges mingle pleasantly, the footpaths of the Guillestrois traverse natural environments that will not fail to amaze you. At the foot of the prestigious passes, it is also a paradise for cycling!
Extreme sports activities or not!
- Cycling : Ascent of Izoard – Le Galibier – Routes du Tour de France
- Mountaineering, Climbing and Via Ferrata
- Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hydrospeed, white water swimming
- Mountain biking (Risoul Queyras and Raid Vauban in particular)
- Skiing, snowshoeing, sled dogs
- Saint-Véran, the highest village in Europe (photo below)
- Briançon, the highest city in Europe
- The museum of the lake of Serre-Ponçon
- Montdauphin, Vauban stronghold, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Toys and furniture from Queyras
- The Phazy fountain with its spring and natural hot water basins
- The Eygliers lake, a landscaped area of water
- The Petrifying Fountain at Réotier…
And so many things to discover, the list is too long, so come on!
TO THE DOMAINE DE LA FÔRET BLANCHE
25min from the campsite, the resorts of Risoul & Vars (1650m-2750m)
Flagship resorts of the Southern Alps, the gliding spirit of VARS and RISOUL offers you the possibility to practice many activities; with its 185 kilometres of slopes, 108 runs and 50 ski lifts, the Domaine de la Forêt Blanche is one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Southern Alps.
Are you more interested in snowshoeing, hiking, Nordic skiing or dog sledding? Discover the 8 village resorts in the heart of the Queyras Regional Nature Park.
To facilitate access to the slopes of the Domaine de la Forêt Blanche, a free shuttle bus serves the ski resorts of Vars and Risoul several times a day, departing from the campsite.
No need to equip your vehicle with snow tires or chains, you can come by train to Montdauphin-Guillestre station (only 5 mn from the campsite), we will be happy to pick you up.
Our chalets are equipped with underfloor heating to improve your comfort!
Come and recharge your batteries in natural and preserved areas,
as well as in the 3-hectare park of our campsite…
After a day of skiing, we go home and have a nice hot chocolate, that’s what winter holidays are all about!