Walking route – Les Mattes


    A trail for experienced hikers that takes you from mountain pasture to mountain pasture through forest and clearings to Les Mattes.

    Go to the left of the chapel in Très Ies Pierres and continue
    along the track until it forks. Turn right onto a wide road that climbs steadily
    through the forest past waterfalls until it reaches the Boudimes high pasture.

    Continue on the same track through woods with occasional clearings until you reach the Torrens chalet and the GR5 (major long-distance footpath marked in red and white that runs through the Alps from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean).

    Take the GR up to the left until you reach Les Mattes where you arrive at the turning to the beautiful Grange combe. Follow the
    path down past le Pron until it comes to a track that crosses it at right angles. Turn right and some yards further on fork left. Continue on this jeep track until you arrive back at your starting point in Très les Pierres.

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    Further information

    Whichever walk you choose, we recommend that you :

    - Wear appropriate footwear and always take with you: warm clothing, preferably waterproof, plenty of water, sunglasses, sun cream and a small first-aid kit.
    - Do not set off alone.
    - Inform someone living in the valley of your plans.
    - Do not change the planned itinerary indiscriminately. But do not hesitate to shorten it if necessary.
    - Carry a map and even a torch.
    - Check the weather forecast before setting off.
    - In the event of a thunderstorm, move away from ridges, passes and summits as soon as possible and never take shelter under an isolated tree.

    Services & Equipment

    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Pets welcome

    Customer base

    • Walkers/hikers
    • Level red – hard


    From 01/06 to 31/10.


    Animaux : Accepted without supplements

    Dogs must be kept on a lead due to the presence of herds.

    Age range

    Minimum age : 8 years


    Free access.


    74390 Châtel

    Car park Très les Pierres. Bus line 1, stop Très les Pierres (July & August).

    Characteristics :

    • Mountain location
    • Mountain view