Torrents, lakes, meadows and herds, isolated hamlets with slate roofs, panoramic summits and a palette of mineral colours are the characteristics you will encounter during your hikes in Ubaye…
In the mountains, nature is omnipresent. You can immerse yourself in the animals’ life, observe the flora and enjoy the sunshine and the Ubaye scents.
In the Southern Alps, within an hour, you can go from soft olive trees terraces to the darkness of fir tree forests, escape the summer heat and taste the freshness of the mountain pastures.
800 kilometres of marked and well maintained paths are at your disposal
The Ubaye Valley offers more than 800 km of marked and well maintained trails, from family walks to ascent of passes for experienced hikers, from a few hours to several days …
There are also a large amount of trails to discover at different altitudes. According to the chosen route you will enjoy different scents, from lavender to genepi through undergrowth…
At the Rioclar campsite, we will help you finding the hike that correspond to your level and your desires.
Wilderness to discover
If you take the time to observe, you will see many animal species along your hikes. Your children will be amazed not only by the marmots just a few meters away, but also by the chamois, sometimes difficult to spot because they blend with the landscape.
If you go up in altitude, you may see ibexes, recognizable with their large impressive horns. Don’t forget to look up to the sky ! Flying in the air, you may see the golden eagle, and for the luckiest ones, the observation of a bearded vulture will be an exceptional moment.
This is the opportunity to learn about nature and its hosts. Explore and discover mountain lakes or impetuous torrents and may be with one of our qualified guides who will reveal you the secrets of the Ubaye Valley and its secret itineraries.