Boucle des Blattes

Snowshoe trail - Boucle des Blattes

Sport, Winter sports, Snowshoe itinerary in Châtel
4.0 km
2h 30min
Medium
  • This is an easy forestry out-and-back route that can be extended with a variant in the form of a loop, starting from the car park at the Vonnes inter-domain link.

  • To get to the starting point from the centre of Châtel, head towards Vonnes and go as far as the inter-domain link, either by car or by taking the line 4 shuttle bus and getting off at the "Gabelou" stop.

    From the start sign, follow the path overlooking the Chapelle
    Notre Dame de Vonnes to join the Chemin des Ramines in the direction of the Gabelou chairlift.

    Cross the bridge and then turn left to follow the track above the chairlift station. At the junction with the downhill ski...
    To get to the starting point from the centre of Châtel, head towards Vonnes and go as far as the inter-domain link, either by car or by taking the line 4 shuttle bus and getting off at the "Gabelou" stop.

    From the start sign, follow the path overlooking the Chapelle
    Notre Dame de Vonnes to join the Chemin des Ramines in the direction of the Gabelou chairlift.

    Cross the bridge and then turn left to follow the track above the chairlift station. At the junction with the downhill ski slope, turn left again at the hairpin bend and continue straight ahead through the forest to the beautiful viewpoint at Les Blattes.

    You can return to the start by the same route.

    Variation: continue on the wide track towards Morgins for 40m, then turn right onto a narrower path to complete the loop. Continue straight ahead on the relatively flat path (1 km) before plunging straight down the slope towards the Gabelou chairlift.

    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
  • Plain text period
    From 23/12 to 21/04.
    Accessible according to climatic conditions and is closed if the avalanche risk is 3 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
    • 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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