Montagne du Risou
Montagne du Risou

Montagne du Risou

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A short round hike, to reach the top of Risou, sentinel of the Rosan’s area. The trail is steep, but the view rewards all the effort! A few days a year, the light crosses the mountain through a hole in the rock.

2 points of interest

Point of view

From the heights of the Risou Mountain, an exceptional panorama emerges over the entire Rosanais valley. The various surrounding villages such as Rosans, Moydans, Ribeyret and l'Épine as well as the surrounding mountains can be seen.
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The Risou mountain

Located in the Moydans area, the Risou Mountain is made up of a steep relief that makes it standout from the landscape. The rock wall at its top stands out as well as its visible ridge.
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  1. In Palluel, the path starts to the right of a small valley, in the undergrowth, then climbs  steeper and winds through a forest of Scots pines. The climb becomes more and more rocky and straight and leads to a first rocky plateau.
  2. The trail continues with a short passage requiring a stairway climb to quickly reach the plateau. The biotope changes little by little, the pines give way to downy oaks and boxwood. Enjoy the landscape,  it  justifies alone all the efforts of the climb.
  3. Arrived at the Chapelle Saint-Jean, it is possible to go further by continuing on the ridge; enjoy the best panorama that this mythical summit offers. The same path brings you back to your starting point.
Towns crossed : Moydans, Saint-André-de-Rosans

Altimetric profile


  • The climb to the ridge quickly becomes very steep.
  • Good shoes are essential because the descent is slippery.
  • There is a hole in the rock on the south side below the ridge. You may have the chance to observe it (be careful, just behind it, it is a vertical cliff).

Information desks

Rue Aristide Briand, 05150 Rosans

04 92 66 66 66

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Access and parking

From Serres (18 km), take the D 994 towards Rosans, then, at Col de Palluel, follow the D 425 for 250 m towards Saint André de Rosans. Parking: D 425 at Col de Palluel, Moydans

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