Saint-Genis Mountain circuit
Saint-Genis Mountain circuit

Saint-Genis Mountain circuit

Summit and pass
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This quite long hiking makes you walk around Saint-Genis Mountains Corrie from its ridges and balcony paths. There are no difficulties during this trail.

5 points of interest


When you reach the higher up part of the first big rise of the path, there is an overview on Laragnais valley and Saint-Genis town and Corrie.

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Located at 1432 meters high, Le Roc de l’Esculier is the highest point of Saint-Genis Mountain. From this place, a wonderful panoramic view allows you to discover Savournon valley and Saint-Genis Corrie. Many hilly areas like Chabre Mountain, Lure Mountain or Arambre mountain can be seen. Further, Dévoluy mountains and Ventoux mount can be seen too.

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Colombier pass

Colombier pass located at 1160 meters high, splits up the two Aup mountain’s sides – Aup is another name for Saint-Genis Mountain –. From the pass, you can go to many villages like Lazer, Eyguians, Saint-Genis and Savournon.

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Saint-Genis mountain’s ridge.

The ridge of the « Saint-Genis Mountain circuit »’s hiking is an unmissable passage. This place offers a beautiful panoramic view on Le Laragnais, Channe valley and the Serrois. Many hilly areas like Lure Mountain, Monges mountain, Dévoluy mountain, Arambre mountain and more can be seen.

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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 path on your left. Step over the fence and reach « Le Pas de Jubéo ».
  2. Take a rocky path hiking up on your left to Sait-Genis Mountain side
  3. At the « sous le pas de l’Aup » signpost, you can do a roundtrip to the Roc de l’Esculier (1432 m): take the left path through broom flowers to reach the ridges.
  4. At the junction, follow « Colombier pass » on your right. Go on a track and after two hairpin bends, turn left towards Colombier pass (1151 meters).

  5. At Colombier pass, continue on your way and take the track heading straight to Lazer pass.
  6. At Lazer pass (1191 m), take a path on your left and reach the grazed ridge. Follow it until « Porte Sereine ».
  7. At « Porte-Sereine », take the path on your right and go down into a beeches woodland which transforms into a pine trees one. On your left, go down a path leading to a forest track until « Le Chastel » signpost.
  8. Follow the left track and at the « RF du château » signpost, take the path going down the slope towards the canyons and reach a junction a 100 meters further.
  9. Follow the right path leading to Jubéo’s parking lot. Cross over the Riou river by a small bridge and hike up again in a pine trees forest until Jubéo’s parking lot.

Towns crossed : Savournon, Garde-Colombe, Ventavon, Laragne-Montéglin

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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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Access and parking

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

Parking :

Jubéo parking lot in Savournon.

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