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Circuit de Trébentaz

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Chapelle-d'Abondance
9.0 km
4h 25min
Hard
  • In the heart of the Mont de Grange hunting reserve, you will follow forest paths to reach the Trebentaz refuge. Magnificent views of the Valais and Vaud Swiss Alps await you.

  • A pretty hike of difficult difficulty in the Mont de Grange reserve, a Natura 2000 reserve and hunting reserve, where 300 hectares of nature are preserved, a refuge for remarkable wildlife: chamois, mouflons, roe deer, stags, wild boar, marmots, golden eagles, capercaillie, etc., and a varied flora with some rare species: alpine columbine, Martagon lily, Paradise lily, bear-eared primrose.

    From Plan des Feux, follow the forest track towards Louennaz, then head for the refuge de...
    A pretty hike of difficult difficulty in the Mont de Grange reserve, a Natura 2000 reserve and hunting reserve, where 300 hectares of nature are preserved, a refuge for remarkable wildlife: chamois, mouflons, roe deer, stags, wild boar, marmots, golden eagles, capercaillie, etc., and a varied flora with some rare species: alpine columbine, Martagon lily, Paradise lily, bear-eared primrose.

    From Plan des Feux, follow the forest track towards Louennaz, then head for the refuge de Trébentaz.

    The refuge is a stage on the GR5. You can enjoy an exceptional panorama during a well-deserved lunch break!

    From the hut, take a small trail to the "Altitude 2,020 m" sign, the highest point of the route and the best view of the Swiss Alps. The descent is via the Chalets d'alpage du Folliet through a combe. Return in the direction of Plan des Feux.

    Departures from the village: you can start the hike from Crêt Béni or Le Moulin. Count an extra 1h45 walking time.
  • Departure
    La Chapelle-d'Abondance
  • Access from the Plan des Feux car park (free parking) by the Clos Baron road or from the village on foot, allow around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach the car park.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 30/09.
    Accessible except during snow and depending on weather conditions.
    Please check with the Tourist Office for the latest information on access conditions. This route is usually suitable for strong walkers during spring, summer, and autumn, except in adverse weather.
  • Environment
    • Forest location
    • Mountain location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Pets accepted on a leash only.
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