Emblematic viewpoint of the Embrunais, the Mont Guillaume, dominates at 2522 meters, the city of Embrun and the lake of Serre-Ponçon. You can discover a magnificent forest and at the top a chapel, entirely restored with a unique observation point on the lake of Serre-Ponçon.
Initiations for the disabled
Sensations for everyone! This year again, the Handisport 05 Committee proposes handisport discoveries during the festival. The armchairs equipped for the occasion (with or without a guide) will go down the slope of Mont Guillaume as part of the discovery of outdoor sports for all.
Feel like hiking?
Located at less than 5 km and visible from the City, you will have no trouble recognizing the Mont Guillaume from the top of its 2542 meters. In 2h00 of ascent through a forest of larch you reach a 360° view on the Ecrins park and the Queyras. Follow the “Widman” hiking trail that will lead you to the summit.
Le Mount Guillaume - history
The Widman trail
Lieutenant Charles Eric Widman of the 28ᵉ battalion of alpine hunters, imported alpine skiing into the army by proving its effectiveness in 1897. He achieved the first ski ascent in the French Alps with 1681 meters of positive altitude difference climbed in less than 5 hours and 30 minutes.