Saint-Genis mountain cirque
Saint-Genis mountain cirque

Saint-Genis mountain cirque

Lake, waterfall and river
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An easy and fairly shaded hike, along a tracks and wide paths, which allows you to discover the forest of the Saint-Genis cirque,and to enjoy the freshness of the Riou gorges.

3 points of interest
Lake and river

Source of Saint-Lagier

The small source of Saint-Lagier crosses the route forestière du Château (forest road of the castle) passing under a bridge. The stream then flows into the Riou-torrent, as one of its many tributaries. They feed the river by digging the gorges of the same name. They also fill the lake of Riou.

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Point of view

The paths crossing the forest of Jubéo lead to magnificent points of view on the Cirque de Genis and on the valley of Savournon. From there,you can admire the Riou gorges and the Pic de l'Aigle  that  stands out of the landscape.

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Lake and river

The Riou

The Riou takes its source at the bottom of the valley, digging beautiful gorges. It then comes to fill the Riou lake, very popular spot among tourists and locals during hot Summer days.

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  1. From the parking lot, follow the track going left. At the fence, continue straight on until the Pas de Jubéo.
  2. Follow the wide forest track which descends regularly, passing all the paths on the left. On the opposite slope, the track climbs slightly then descends, still in the shade.
  3. Turn right onto a small path ("Route Forestière du Château"), descend for 100 m to an intersection ("Saume Longe").
  4. Follow the path on the right and descend into the Riou gorges. A bridge allows you to reach the other bank and, through a beautiful forest of Austrian black pines, go up to the Jubéo forest house, then to the parking lot.
Departure : Jubéo parking lot, Savournon
Arrival : Jubéo parking lot, Savournon
Towns crossed : Savournon, Garde-Colombe

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Information desks

Place du Lac, 05700 Serres

04 92 67 00 67

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Place du village, 05700 Orpierre

04 92 66 30 45

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  • Let’s limit our trips and  use public transportation and carpooling:                   

Access and parking

From Laragne (22 km), take the D 1075 then the D 21 to Savournon and the D 221 to Jubéo.

Parking :

Parking lot of Jubéo, Savournon


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