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Hiking trail "La boucle de Betzalin"

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Châtel
8.3 km
  • Much of the route is in the he Mont-de-Grange reserve, established in 1984.
    By being discreet and with a little patience, you may be able to observe chamois, mountain sheep and marmots .
    Difficulty level : medium .

  • From the Pré-la-Joux car park, take the path leading up towards Betzalin.
    After 200m, leave the forest track on your left to take the fairly steep path alongside the stream.
    After rejoining the track, cross the stream to reach the Betzalin mountain pasture. At the chalet, take the path straight ahead to Sur-le-Crac, above the Essert waterfall.

    After crossing the stream, turn left onto the carriage road.

    At the fork in the road, turn left onto the GR5 in the direction of Etrye....
    From the Pré-la-Joux car park, take the path leading up towards Betzalin.
    After 200m, leave the forest track on your left to take the fairly steep path alongside the stream.
    After rejoining the track, cross the stream to reach the Betzalin mountain pasture. At the chalet, take the path straight ahead to Sur-le-Crac, above the Essert waterfall.

    After crossing the stream, turn left onto the carriage road.

    At the fork in the road, turn left onto the GR5 in the direction of Etrye. You'll stay on this track all the way to Lenlevay, where you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.

    Descend into the small valley on your left to join the Covagnes and continue on the same path entering the forest and leading back to Betzalin. For the descent, take the path back up.
  • Departure
    Châtel
  • Car park at Pré la Joux or for those without a car: Bus line 1, stop at Pré la Joux (in July & August only).
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 31/10.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Mountain location
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view
    • Near shuttle stop
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Free car park
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs must be kept on a lead due to the presence of herds.
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