Located at the southern end of the Hautes-Alpes department, the Buëch countries already smell of Haute Provence!
This little-known territory offers multiple hiking opportunities between 600 m and more than 2000 m of altitude, passing from alpine pastures where the edelweiss grows to the hills lined with fragrant lavender. Arboriculture with its apple plantations and sheep breeding make Buëch a very preserved region where agriculture remains the main activity. The diversity of landscapes and reliefs make it a hiking area that can be enjoyed from April.
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Departure from April 15 to October 30, 2023.
Tour 5 days/ 4 nights:
365€ per person in classic lodging in cottage, room from 4 to 12 people, sanitary on the landing.
425€ per person to accommodate comfort in room of 2, sanitary on the landing.
Optional picnics: 4 picnics at 70€ per person
Information and booking by phone or e-mail.
Does not include:
SAVOURNON - GORGES DU RIOU - LARAGNE
Start from Les Rastels Inn in Savournon.
Departure by the departmental road on the state forest of Jubéo. In the heart of this coniferous forest, you enjoy the peaceful calm with as a backdrop one of the most beautiful perched synclines of the valley. Passage near the forest house of Jubéo then descent into the gorges of Riou: exceptional environment on this trail dug by the foresters. Visit the typical village of Saint Genis then enjoy a good swim on the lake of the same name.
Continue to Laragne Montéglin via the historic site of Vieux Eyguians.
Night and dinner in Laragne in gite, auberge or bed and breakfast
5h00 walk. Altitude difference +450m/ -600m
LARAGNE - CRETES DE CHABRE - CHATEAUNEUF DE CHABRE
From Laragne, the largest village in this valley, you reach one of the most imposing ridges. By the GRP you go back to old abandoned hamlets, at the time when the Waters and Forests bought up old farms to replant them in black pine. The crest of Chabre is one of the most sought after sites for free flight, the view is magnificent. Descent on the small village of Châteauneuf to spend the night.
Night and dinner in lodging, inn or bed and breakfast.
5h walk. Altitude difference -750m/ -800m
CHATEAUNEUF DE CHABRE - PIC SAINT CYR - RIBIERS
You reach the pretty village of Antonave, at the gates of the Méouge gorges, then you go up to the very characteristic peak: the Pic Saint Cyr (1365 m). Beautiful descent on Ribiers in the middle of very large farms scattered in the middle of forests of centenary oaks. Overnight in the Provencal village of Ribiers.
Night and dinner in lodging, inn or bed and breakfast
5.30am walk. Altitude difference +950m / -900m
RIBIERS - COL DE BLAUGE - COL SAINT PIERRE - BARRET SUR MEOUGE
You leave Ribiers by the North to reach old mountain farms, in the middle of apple trees. Crossing in the middle of the sheep pastures to reach the Blauge pass, then the crest of the donkey at 1615 m. Descent on the Saint-Pierre pass then by the Alpages of the Branche pass. You join a descent in the forest until Barret sur Méouge. Pretty little village on the edge of the Drôme Provençale. Night in Barret sur Méouge.
Night and dinner in lodging, inn or bed and breakfast
6h30 walk. Altitude difference +1200m/ -1150m
BARRÊT SUR MEOUGE - GORGES DE LA MEOUGE - CHÂTEAUNEUF DE CHABRE
You will leave Barret sur Méouge to cross another suspended village: Saint-Pierre Avez. Here you enter the real gorges, sometimes on the water’s edge, sometimes on the balcony. Very beautiful day made of climbs lined with waterfalls and descents where the smells of thyme and rosemary accompany the sound of water in the gorges. Bathing recommended in these waters heated by the sun of the Southern Alps. Passage at the Roman bridge then by Antonave you will reach Châteauneuf de Chabre. Transfer to Savournon.
5h30 walk. Altitude difference +750m/ -900m
Average positive altitude difference: 800 m per day
Average duration of the stages: 5.5 hours per day
Special difficulties: none
On varied trails and easy medium mountain terrain
Maximum altitude of accommodation: between 600 m
Maximum crossing altitude: 600m
This trip was made in collaboration with our local partners, who like us are committed to creating an authentic stay for you.
Before departure, we send you a travel folder containing:
- 2 IGN TOP 25 maps with the route highlighted ;
- 1 road-book containing all the information necessary for the trek ;
- 1 waterproof map holder ;
- Accommodation list.
Depending on the chosen formula:
Classic lodging: Collective room from 4 to 12 people, sheets and towels are not provided, the sanitary are on the landing.
Comfort accommodation in gite: Double room or 2 beds according to your choice, sheets and towels are not provided, the toilet are on the landing.
Breakfasts and dinners are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are not included and can be booked by taking the option (70€ per person). Otherwise, possibility to refuel in small local shops.
The meals served in the accommodation are balanced and varied. The kitchen is hearty, adapted to the needs of hikers and often from local products. Special arrangements must be specified in the booking so that we can prevent accommodation
With luggage transport: you only carry your belongings for the day. The rest of your luggage is transported between the accommodations.
No transfer, except for the last day back to Savournon (included in the price).
From April 15 to October 30, 2023.
Departure from Savournon before 10am, we collect your bags at the hostel Les Rastels
Please consult the SNCF when registering.
Arrival at Serres train station. We can arrange a taxi transfer from the station to Savournon: 25€ per person extra
In order to plan your trip, we advise you to inquire about your route at the various sites: www.viamichelin.fr www.mappy.fr.
From the RD 1075 between Serres and Laragne, take the D21 road that leads to Savournon. The hostel is at the entrance of the village.
End of the stay in Châteauneuf de Chabre, transfer to Savournon (included in the price). Possibility to leave you at the nearest station: Laragne Montéglin.
If you are late please let us know as soon as possible : +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.