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PNR Queyras

The Territory of the Queyras Park
When the warm weather arrives, the snow melts, freeing the hills which have perpetually seen the passage of people and their belongings. You will travel the legendary routes upon which many important chapters in cycling history were written.  In the winter, you can enter the gorges of the Guil, a majestic limestone cathedral, shaped by the water, ice and wind, the chancel of which opens gradually onto the landscapes and the expanses of relief which are attenuated by the gentler descents.
Discover a land with an exceptional heritage. From the sunny slopes of the great Adret to peaks which culminate at more than 3000 metres, this territory invites you on a fascinating journey from the Mediterranean to the Great North. Here, history and culture can be seen out in the open. High-altitude villages with houses made of larch and slate, which tell the story of hunger, migrations and exodus, but also of the return and the first pages in the history of alpine tourism. Walk through the lanes where sundials flourish on the walls, take the paths into the valleys and smell the blossoming meadows which are skilfully cared for by the farmers and shepherds of the mountain pastures.
The richness and variety of the natural and cultural heritage have enabled the Queyras to be classified as a “Regional National Park” since 1977. Today, all the inhabitants of the Queyras Regional Park invite you to share and discover the numerous facets of this territory.

 

On the way to a new form of mobility in the Queyras
In the summers of 2010 and 2011, the Queyras regional nature park began experimenting with non-motorized traffic in order to test a service designed to offer a “slow” means of transport by providing tourists with electric bicycles. The idea was to develop a new form of mobility and create integrated and non-motorized eco-tourism products.
This initiative aims to steer tourists towards choosing slower forms of mobility, thanks to a lending service which offers individual means of transport.
During the summer season (from mid-June to mid-September), a large number of electric bicycles were provided free of charge for visitors through tour operators. It is essential to report the importance of the collaboration and the mobilisation of the network of tourism professionals

 

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