Itinéraire Balcon de Châtel

Snowshoe trail - Balcon de Châtel

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Châtel
2.5 km
1h
Very easy
  • Following the edge of the forest, this route is very easy and accessible to all. It takes you from the centre of the village to Vonnes lake. It can also be done in the opposite direction.

  • To start from the village centre: at the Super-Châtel cable car, take the concrete stairs on the left and walk 40m along the lift up the slope (the only difficulty), then turn right along the balcony path towards Lac de Vonnes.

    Return the same way or take the shuttle bus (line 4, Gabelou stop).

    Alternatively, from the Liaison Vonnes car park, cross the road by the footbridge to reach the start of the path. You can also take the shuttle bus to the lake (line 4, Gabelou stop).

    Return...
    To start from the village centre: at the Super-Châtel cable car, take the concrete stairs on the left and walk 40m along the lift up the slope (the only difficulty), then turn right along the balcony path towards Lac de Vonnes.

    Return the same way or take the shuttle bus (line 4, Gabelou stop).

    Alternatively, from the Liaison Vonnes car park, cross the road by the footbridge to reach the start of the path. You can also take the shuttle bus to the lake (line 4, Gabelou stop).

    Return the same way or take the shuttle bus.

    Safety and rules of good practice:

    - All routes are undertaken at the hiker's own risk, as they are not supervised.
    - Before setting off, make sure you are aware of the weather conditions and the risk of avalanches, and remember to bring warm, waterproof clothing. Mountain weather changes very quickly. A high avalanche risk means that trails are closed.
    - Choose a route suited to your level and physical condition.
    - Follow the signposting instructions.
    - Do not stray from the marked routes.
    - Tell someone close to you about your outing and the route you have chosen.
    - Never hike alone.
    - Don't leave too late in the afternoon to make sure you're back before dark.
    - Do not use the cross-country or downhill ski runs. Crossing the pistes is only permitted on marked crossings.
    - Take plenty of food and water with you. Mountain sports require a lot of energy. Mountain inns and high-altitude restaurants exist on certain routes.

    Equipment required :
    - A hat
    - Gloves
    - Sunglasses
    - Poles
    - Mountain boots
    In the bag :
    - Warm clothing
    - Hot drinks and snacks
    - Mobile phone
    - First-aid kit
    - Sun cream.
  • Departure
    Châtel
  • Shuttle line 4, stop "Gabelou".
  • Plain text period
    From 23/12 to 21/04.
    Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 4 on 5. Please contact the Tourist Office in advance to find out the conditions of access at the time.

    Subject to snow conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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