‘Out and about’

Champcella lies at an altitude of 1200 metres. The village is located between two large natural parks: Écrins National Park and Queyras Regional  Park.  Around the year, you are invited to take part in all kinds of sporting activities.
You won’t have to worry about the weather during your stay: with 300 days of sunshine, the region has an extremely dry and sunny climate.

Sorry but our guesthouse is closed during wintertime.

Having explored the surroundings ourselves over about thirty years, we are more than happy to inform you about the various activities in the neighbourhood of ‘La Bergerie’. Please feel free to ask!
Our library offers an extensive collection of walking maps, biking maps or books about the flora and fauna and other information about the area.

Close to the guest house, mountain streams are forming their way through the crevices (Gouffre de Gourfouran).
Within a distance of 5 km, there are two mountain lakes in which you can swim. In addition to this, you will find various climbing walls even within walking distance from the guest house!

It is of course also possible to relax or to visit a nearby village or city during your stay.
Historical places like Mont-Dauphin (10 km), Briançon (20 km), Guillestre (15 km), Embrun (30 km) and Gap (50 km) are well-known for their cultural and architectural heritage. The Mont-Dauphin fort and the old town of Briançon are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The old mountain village St. Veran (35 km) is also worth a visit.
All year round, several sporting and cultural events are being organized in the villages and cities in the area.

Gîte d’étape


Champcella  France

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Summer activities


Don’t be startled when you hear someone whistling during your hiking tour. It is just the sound of the alpine marmots informing their pals of your arrival. You are bound to hear and see the marmots in Ecrins National Park. This park borders our village, which makes our guest house the ideal point of departure for numerous trips to Ecrins National Park.
The Queyras Regional Park is also very close by.

There are multiple possibilities, from hiking tours through woody valleys and centuries-old villages to challenging alpine treks. Many of the marked day-long hikes and even four of the GR (Grande Randonnée) trails pass by ‘La Bergerie’.
Hiking here is possible all year round. How about visiting ‘La Bergerie’ in autumn? Around that time of year it is wonderfully peaceful here and the weather is very settled. And think of all the beautiful colours!

Cycling (racing, gravelbike)

Consider these challenges: going to the most challenging col of France – the Col du Parpaillon – or to the well-known and infamous cols of the Tour de France, such as the Col du Galibier, the Col du Lautaret or the beautiful Col d’Izoard. 

Daunting?  We actually think so too, but those cols sure are beautiful!
Being keen cyclists ourselves, we can give you several tips and route descriptions. Because of the mountainous terrain, most routes are of moderate to hard difficulty. But simple and enjoyable bike rides that are suitable for everyone, perhaps combined with a picnic near a mountain lake, are also possible from ‘La Bergerie’.


From our front door, you can follow challenging and amazing trails straight into the mountains.
Here your mountainbike can really serve its purpose. And let’s not forget the favourable climate. There is little mud to be found because we have 300 days of sunshine a year.
No dirt, mud or rain, but dry trails. And that makes cleaning your bike a lot easier!
Close to 2500 miles of marked trails, for beginners and keen cyclists, are waiting there for you.
We also have a workshop available for repairing and maintaining your bike.

There are new challenges every day. Enjoy!

The meals provided for you in ‘La Bergerie’ aim at delivering sporting achievements.
After all, a French breakfast will not get you very far.

We are avid mountainbikers ourselves. We will go out whenever we get a chance.
We can therefore give you a lot of tips on routes and possibilities.
We also provide downloadable routes for your GPS.
All trails offer everything that makes mountain biking such a wonderful sport. Thankfully you can still ride your bike everywhere around here. There are no forbidden or closed trails.
Let’s go!

Don’t forget that nearby our guesthouse it’s also possible to do some canoeing/rafting or rock climbing.
La Bergerie’ has a lot to offer for climbers.
Because of the favorable climate climbing is possible from March until November.
There are multiple climbing rocks with routes of different difficulty levels located at walking distance from ‘La Bergerie’
With the summits in the Ecrins nearby you can of course also climb several large walls or well-known summits.
Close by in Freissinières and in Argentière there are also three ‘Via Ferratas’.

Accommodation at ‘La Bergerie’
See the bookingform for our prices. 

‘La Bergerie’ is open from May until October. The host and hostess are a Dutch couple who will assist and advise you during your stay. We highly recommend you to book your stay in advance.

You can choose one of the following options:

1.     Bed and breakfast

2.     Full board: overnight stay including breakfast, packed lunch, tea and biscuits

after your day outside and a home-cooked four-course dinner

3.     Half board: overnight stay including breakfast, tea and biscuits after your

day outside and a home-cooked four-course dinner

The meals we provide match the appetite of our sporting, active guests.

We do not charge different rates for single travellers.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that we have single rooms available during the high season.
Our guest house has four twin/double rooms including one family room for 8 guests
All rooms have a fitted washbasin. The showers and toilets in our guesthouse are in common with the other guests.

Other facilities in our guest house include:

•     a dining/living room (1st floor) with a large fireplace

•     a second living room (ground floor) 

•     a library with an extensive collection of walking maps and literature about the region

•     central heating

•     a patio with a beautiful view and a sunny garden

•     a storage room (including maintenance tools) for your bicycle or other materials

•     driers for your hiking or biking shoes 

•     parking places in front of the guest house

•     Wi-Fi Internet

•     taxi service to the trainstation in Argentiere


   Gite la Bergerie.  63 Rue du pied de Ville   05310 Champcella     France