Mountains in all seasons
In the summer, Aspres-sur-Buëch welcomes nature lovers who can hike or cycle along its paths and roads. In winter, the proximity of the Dévoluy ski resorts offers snow sports enthusiasts a playground to match their ambitions.
The mythical passes of the Southern French Alps
The Southern French Alps are home to some high altitude passes, publicised by famous cycling competitions such as the Tour de France or the Critérium du Dauphiné. Discover in particular the Galibier pass between Savoie and Hautes-Alpes, the Izoard pass, the Lautaret pass (altitude 2058 meters), the Agnel pass (2744 meters), the Bonette pass in the Alpes-Maritimes (2715 meters), the Lombarde pass in the Mercantour massif (2350 meters), the col d’Allos (2250 meters) between the Verdon and Ubaye valleys, the col de Vars between Ubaye and Queyras between Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence or the col des Champs between the Var and Verdon valleys.
Lakes and bodies of water in the High Alps
In high or medium mountains, the Hautes-Alpes are home to numerous lakes of all sizes. Some are equipped for swimming and water sports, such as Serre-Ponçon. The fish-rich waters of some lakes attract fishermen. Hikers see them as a destination. Torrents, rivers and lakes are home to a wide variety of fauna and flora: insects, eels, trout, barbs, chub or carp, amphibians, birds…