The Buffe Valley

Discover a magnificent and unspoiled landscape thanks to the alpine pastures in the Buffe valley.
Dominated by the Pic de Mas de la Grave and overlooking the Gâ torrent, this valley is favored by transhumant herders during the summer period.

Descriptif The Buffe Valley

- The departure is at the parking lot at the foot of the village of Chazelet.
- At the first fork, take a hairpin right towards the foot of the ski lifts. (Do not go up to the village).
- At the 2nd fork, stay on the side without descending to the level of the Gâ torrent. Continue the wide track.
- At the 3rd fork, turn right towards the hamlets of Rivets to reach the Coix de Tuf (1901m). At the cross, go up to the right towards the Orliers alpine chalet.
- Continue on the right track, cross the Chabanerie torrent and go to the chalet of the same name.
- Continue on the hillside then join the ruins located on the edge of the Courbeille torrent.
- Go down to the wide track, take it on the left for 200 m then ford the Gâ torrent (footbridge).
- Go up the other side on a steep path and reach the good Combettes track.
- Take a left and follow it in full until you reach Querellé. Do not take the path on the right which leads to Clot Raffin but continue the path which descends to the "mine bridge".
- Cross the torrent and go up towards Chazelet to reach the starting point of the route.

Welcome: There may be herds of sheep on the trail; bypass them to avoid
upsetting the dogs that guard the herds.


  • Circuits de France
  • Open air


Languages spoken

  • French

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


From May to October, depending on weather and snow conditions


Free of charge

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