Circuit de Trébentaz

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    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    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 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.

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    Services & Equipment

    • Picnic area
    • Parking
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Level red – hard


    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.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Pets accepted on a leash only.


    Free access.


    Route du Clos Baron
    Lieu-dit Plan des Feux
    74360 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.

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Forest location

    Spoken languages

    • French