On a mound of grass and rocks, the small hamlet of Beaumes and its tightly packed houses guard the entrance to the valley. Overlooked from one side or the other by the rocky summits and staggering rock faces, the larch forest slowly gives way to meadows and scree. It is here, in a secluded, wild environment that you might be lucky enough to see your first chamois or take your first photograph of an ibex.
From the car park, take the road 150 m towards the hamlet, where three National Park information boards form a symbolic entrance. Stay on the footpath to the right. After two bends above the hamlet, in the gneiss scree, leave the Crupillouse lakes footpath and turn left towards the Valestrèche valley. For roughly three hundred metres, the footpath follows the blue-white-red boundary of the National Park, which is to the right of the path. A few sections of bends followed by sections of straight path along the slope gradually lead to the larch forest. On the right bank, you will see the rocky slopes of Puy des Pourroy and its red border (volcanic rock) and the Mourre la Mine pillar. The route continues and ends at the foot of a very steep, volcanic rock, glacial cross-cliff called "La Gourette" (approx. 1850 m).
Regular bus service to Champoleon. Shuttle service in the summer from Gap to Les Alberts with a stop at Beaumes (do not forget to reserve 36h in advance at 05voyageurs or by calling 04 92 502 505).
From the N85, take the D944 up to the Corbières bridge and turn left. In the Champoleon valley (D944a), drive to the hamlet of Beaumes (approx. 4 km)
House of Champsaur
Information and documentation, temporary exhibitions. Sale of products and works of the Park. In the same space, home office Tourist High Champsaur. Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.
Lat: 44.6672, Lng: 6.22795
This trek is within park center, please read access rules.
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