La pointe de Tréchauffex


  • Difficulty


  • Duration


  • Cumulative elevation gain

    560 m

  • Distance from the campsite

    28 km

  • Animals accepted


Description :

Pointe de Trechauffex is a magnificent hike located in the Aulps Valley. Without an overhead passage, it offers a panorama of splendor over the peaks of Chablais. Most of the route is in a very beautiful forest on a very well marked and perfectly signposted path. A very steep and slippery passage in the forest is equipped with a flight of perfectly secure metal stairs.

Goats grazing on the Tréchauffex mountain pasture

Access from the campsite :

Take the D902 towards Morzine. After a dozen kilometers, turn left onto the D122 to La Forclaz. Follow the direction of Tréchauffex and park in the belvedere car park.

Detailed description :

The loop

Take the path opposite the belvedere car park which rises quickly via short bends in the mountain pasture before entering the undergrowth. Leaving the forest, the cairn marking the summit of Pointe de Sangeon (1445 m) is soon reached. Continue to go down to the Col de l’Aiguille, and follow the markings towards the Pointe de Tréchauffex. The path now enters the woods and winds until reaching a very steep passage equipped with metal stairs. A few bends later, at the end of the forest, a sign indicates the ridge on the right, a few meters away.
A stop is essential to admire the splendid view of Mont Billiat, Roc d’Enfer, Jotty lake and a very large part of Lake Geneva. Turn back and continue the path to the Col de la Crottaz which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Dent d’Oche, the Cornettes de Bise, the Mont Chauffé and in the background the Dents du Midi. The path loses altitude to reach the Nicodex pass and the Poisat chalets (1436 m), nestled under Mont Ouzon (1880 m). The mountain pasture is magnificent and this place gives off a great feeling of tranquility. Continue the path which turns into a road until you reach a junction. Turn right to reach the pass and the Tréchauffex mountain pasture and its herd of goats, which will delight the youngest. There are around ten minutes of walking to reach the belvedere car park located a little higher up.

Note at the “Le Chamois” goat farm, the sale of goat cheese and the possibility of eating with regional products.

Chalets of Tréchauffex

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