Hike: 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 nice 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, wild boars, marmots, royal troughs, roosters, etc. and a varied flora with some rare species, the alpine columbine, the Martagon lily, the Paradise lily, the bear-eared primrose.

    From the Plan des Feux, you will follow the forest track in the direction of the Louennaz and then take the direction of the refuge of Trébentaz.

    The refuge is a stage of the GR5. You can enjoy an exceptional panorama during a well-deserved lunch break!

    At the refuge, you will take a small path towards the sign “Altitude 2,020 m”, the highest point of the route and a beautiful view of the Swiss Alps of Valais and Vaud. The descent is via the Chalets d’alpage du Folliet through a valley. The return is done by taking the direction of Plan des Feux.

    Variations from the village:
    Departures from the village: possibility to start the hike from Crêt Béni or Le Moulin. Allow an additional 1 hour 45 minutes of walking.

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    Services & Equipment

    • PrestationService
    • Picnic area
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard
    • For experts / practiced


    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.

    Subject to favorable 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

    Characteristics :

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

    Spoken languages

    • Langue
    • French