Crête de Géruen
Crête de Géruen

Crête de Géruen

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Pleasant hike which  from the summit, allows you to discover the heights of the west side of the Monges (2111 m), the Monges massif, and on the opposite side the Mélan forest with its two hiking routes: the Grande Aiguille and the cave of Saint-Vincent. Hopefully, you may observe chamois, mouflons and marmots as well as many birds.

1 point of interest

Géruen Ridge

At 1880 m, the Crête de Géruen offers a magnificent panorama. From its summit, it is possible to discover the highlands of the Provence. The view  on the various surrounding reliefs is also magnificent (the Monges, the Montagne de Lure, the Cloches de Barles ...).

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  1. From the parking lot, at the “Col de Fontbelle” post, follow the track towards “Crête de Géruen”. Pass an ONF ( National Forest Office) fence and and follow along the Maison Forestière de Fontbelle. Continue on the track for about 700 m, and take then a path to the right which gradually leads to the Géruen ridge.

  2. Ignore the small footpaths on the left and continue on the same path. The last bend runs along the rocky face and leads to the ridge.

  3. On the Crête de Géruen (1746 m), take the path on the right towards “Sommet de Géruen”, then at the next intersection (“Hubac de Géruen”), continue to the right following the same direction to join the edges of ridges (beautiful view on the cliffs).

  4. Carruy on your ascent all the way to the summit by following the milestones ("Sommet de Géruen - 1885 m" post).
  5. Hike back down following the same route.
Departure : Col de Fontbelle - parking du col, Authon
Arrival : Col de Fontbelle - parking du col, Authon
Towns crossed : Castellard-Mélan, Authon, Hautes-Duyes

Altimetric profile


  • Caution: Pastoral zone, shepherd dogs are active.
  • The ascent is gradual, without difficulty.
  • During Summer,  a profusion of flowers adorns  the green ground. Most of these flowers are protected; do not pick them.
  • You may simply access to the Géruen ridge, but the most interesting part (landscape, flora and fauna) is further on, towards the Géruen summit.

Information desks

1 place de la République, 04200 Sisteron

04 92 61 36 50

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Access and parking

From the roundabout north of Sisteron (27 km), take the D 951 then the D 3 to Saint-Geniez. Cross the village and continue on the D 3. Cross Authon and continue to Col de Fontbelle

Parking :

at the pass, Col de Fontbelle, Authon

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