Off the beaten track
Summit and pass
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With its typical steep rock overlooking the Oule valley, Maraysse’s hike is short but very technical. Only well trained hikers  may  take this trail which ,on the ridges, requires agility and ease in a vertical environment.

2 points of interest

Arche de Maraysse

Located on the Maraysse crest hike, a small arch is located below the path. This geological formation both entertains and questions, but above all impresses with its singularity.
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The mountain of Maraysse

The Montagne de Maraysse, located in the Oule valley, seems inaccessible at first glance. However, a technical path allows one to get there and thus offers a splendid panorama on the valleys of Oule and Rosans. Further, you can admire the mountains of Lure, The Mont Ventoux as well as the Dévoluy massif.

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  1. At the sign "Les Garenses" take the left path which cuts a winding track, to reach the Col du Casset (1242 m).
  2. At the pass (picnic table), follow the Maraysse ridge, to the right, on a narrow and technical path. Halfway on the ridge, leave the ridge and take a cross path along  the south side: be cautious and stay focused. You’ll then reach the top of Maraysse (1567 m) with its cross. Take, on the southwest side, a very steep passage (remain attentive). At the foot of this corridor, the well-marked path continues to the west under the cliff. The path joins a grassy ledge and the ridge (1504 m).
  3. The trail goes down quickly to the right through a clearing, then it enters the beech grove (check and spot well  the  path that runs down between the trees and is difficult to see). Steep at first , the trail becomes easier  up to the pine forest (look out for the markings).
  4. At an intersection (1210 m), you’ll meet a well-marked path that you’ll follow to the right until you reach a forest track (at a bend). Follow it, on the left, downhill, to go back to your starting point.
Towns crossed : Valdoule, Ribeyret

Altimetric profile


  • Itinerary for experienced hikers. The ridge passages require agility and ease in a vertical environment.
  • Possible variant for those who do not want to drive through the forest track: park along the D 26 and follow the track up to the sign "Les Garenses". Continue along the marked path ( 5.5 km and 225 m difference of altitude is added).

Information desks

Rue Aristide Briand, 05150 Rosans

04 92 66 66 66

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Think about public transport and carpooling:

Access and parking

From Serres (20 km), take the D 994, direction Rosans. 2 km after l'Epine, follow the D 26 to the right, direction La Motte Chalancon. Go down the Col des Tourettes, and take the 1st wide forest track on the left after a pond next to the road. Drive up this track and park 1.5 km after the 2nd curve, at the sign "Les Garenses".

Parking :

Parking "Les Garenses" car park, on the Garenses Montmorin forest track

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