Linking the Col du Festre to Superdévoluy

in cross-country skiing

The Col du Festre, the southern gateway to the massif, offers a breathtaking view of the horseshoe that is Le Dévoluy. It is a starting point for many itineraries both in winter and on sunny days.
If the conditions allow it, it is a great place to put on your skis and make the connection to Superdévoluy via La Joue du Loup.

A link

of 13 km

Looking for a cross-country skiing challenge to match your performance? For the most motivated, the link between the Col du Festre and Superdévoluy is undoubtedly a must: it’s simply a matter of crossing the Nordic domain from one end to the other, for a 13km course!

It only takes a few steps to get out of the ski resorts and find yourself in the middle of nature. To you the great wild spaces and panoramic views, between larch forests and spectacular peaks. Perhaps you will also have the chance to observe the local wildlife!

The Nordic area

of Dévoluy proposes you

  • 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) ;
  • 9 cross-country ski trails all levels (3 green, 4 blue, 1 red, 1 black);
  • 4 cross-country ski routes (2 green, 1 blue, 1 red);
  • 3 welcome 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: trailheads and trails, Nordic Pass sales, Information Point, parking, toilets, equipment rental, Nordic animations.Cultivate your adventurous spirit and follow in the footsteps of Martin Fourcade by trying your hand at biathlon! In the Nordic area, try your hand at cross-country skiing and laser rifle shooting. A sporty and fun experience guaranteed!

The bottom line

Start off on the right foot

Some rules
  • Access to the area is prohibited outside of opening hours.
  • Dogs are not allowed on cross-country ski trails and routes. They are allowed, leashed only, on multi-activity trails.

Cross country skiers:

  • Please respect the direction of the trails. Be careful, some are two-way.
  • Adapt your speed, be careful at crossings.
  • Clear the trail for faster skiers and always park on the side.
  • Do not skate on classic ski tracks

Backpackers (pedestrian, snowshoe and fatbike):

  • Access to cross-country ski trails and routes is strictly prohibited.
  • When routes cross or run along cross-country ski trails, the skier has priority. Use caution.
  • Snowshoes are highly recommended.

On fatbikes:

  • Control your speed and announce your arrival.
  • Priority to cross-country skiers and hikers on foot or snowshoes.
  • Don’t slide, which degrades the routes.