Hike to

The crest of the Baumes

For the 360° view

There are places where the landscape is enough for itself! The crest of Baumes is one of these places where the fullness invites itself to your walk.
At the top, make a turn on yourself, in a direction then in the other direction, you will not regret in any case the few meters of unevenness covered!

A walk

that is worth the detour

Nested between the resorts of Superdévoluy and La Joue du Loup, the Baume ridge reserves for those who reach it a 360° view of the entire massif. Halfway between the resorts, the spot overlooks the Collet du Tat.

At the top, the giants of Dévoluy offer a striking spectacle. To the north, the Obiou opens the ball with to its left, an endless line of ridges up to Garnesier. To the south, the Bure peak, emblem of the massif, shelters on its plateau the most powerful observatory of the northern hemisphere: NOEMA. To the east, the barrier formed by the Lieraver and Farraud mountains seems impassable. As a proof, only the Noyer pass allows to connect Le Dévoluy to Champsaur, in the good days.
Just have a look also on the Saint Gicon mountain, a real springboard that hides behind it, the Sautet lake and the Pellafol plain.

A reading of landscapes 100% Wahou effect!

To each

its route

From the resorts of Superdévoluy or La Joue du Loup, put on your snowshoes and follow the markings materialized in pink, indicating the collet du Tat. A drop of a little more than 100 meters of difference in altitude will lead you to the collet where already, you can enjoy a very beautiful panorama.

Look up, on your right from Superdévoluy, or on your left from La Joue du Loup, the Baumes ridge is making an eye for you. You will have to climb another hundred meters. These can be steeper depending on the route you choose… Don’t think too much, once you’re up there, you won’t want to come down anymore!

The bottom line

A markuppink

Easy to spot

A panoramabreathtaking

A perfect 360

An itineraryshared


Start off on the right foot

Focus onThe Nordic area
  • 18 km of cross-country ski trails and itineraries;
  • 20 km of multi-activity itineraries (pedestrians, snowshoes, fatbikes, cross-country skiing and Nordic ski touring);
  • 8 cross-country ski trails for all levels (3 green, 3 blue, 1 red, 1 black);
  • 2 cross-country ski routes (1 green, 1 red);
  • 3 reception points to welcome you: at the Col du Festre house, at the Cabane des Cloutas in La Joue du Loup, and at the Sports Center in Superdévoluy
  • On site: departure of trails and paths, sale of Nordic Pass, Information Point, parking, toilets, equipment rental, Nordic animations.

Living in the massif, I have to say that it is one of my favorite hikes ! Easy of access, it allows to have a beautiful point of view on all the Dévoluy. When it has just snowed, the crossing in the white forest is magical ! Not to be missed, summer or winter. 😀