Bords de Dranse - Hiver Châtel

Snowshoe trail - Bords de Dranse

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Châtel
3.4 km
1h 30min
Very easy
  • The Bords de Dranse route runs for 16 km from Châtel to Abondance. This winter itinerary begins at Très les Pierres and follows the Linga to Pré la Joux route. A very easy route, it is accessible to all.

  • From the trailhead at Très-les-Pierres, you can choose to head either towards Linga or Pré la Joux.

    Très-les-Pierres to Linga route: 45 minutes, 1.1km.

    Follow the signposts on your left directly over the bridge over the Dranse, the path takes you leisurely through forests and meadows to Linga, the return journey is by the same path or by shuttle bus with line 1.

    Très-les-Pierres to Pré la Joux route: duration 1hr30mins, distance 2.3km.

    Follow the signs on your right. After a...
    From the trailhead at Très-les-Pierres, you can choose to head either towards Linga or Pré la Joux.

    Très-les-Pierres to Linga route: 45 minutes, 1.1km.

    Follow the signposts on your left directly over the bridge over the Dranse, the path takes you leisurely through forests and meadows to Linga, the return journey is by the same path or by shuttle bus with line 1.

    Très-les-Pierres to Pré la Joux route: duration 1hr30mins, distance 2.3km.

    Follow the signs on your right. After a short climb, the path continues through the forest. A traffic light indicates the possibility of continuing towards Pré la Joux (risk of rockfall).
    After the first car parks, the route continues along the banks of the Dranse to end at the Pré la Joux tobogganing area.
    Return by the same route or by shuttle bus with line 1.

    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
  • On-site car park.
    Accessible by shuttle bus: line 1 stop "Trés-les-Pierres".
  • 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
    • Riverside
    • Waterside
    • Forest location
    • 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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