Le Mont Forchat


  • Difficulty


  • Duration


  • Cumulative elevation gain

    200 m

  • Distance from the campsite

    25 km

  • Animals accepted


Description :

The climb to Mont Forchat is a classic walk in the Alps of Lake Geneva…

Despite its low altitude, Mont Forchat, located in the heart of the Vallée Verte, allows you to discover the entire Chablais, and offers a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc massif.

Throughout the course, you will be able to follow the strange story of the black rider and the surprising events which marked the Très le Mont mountain pasture (discovery course “Shadows on the Alpage”).
Booklet on sale at the Tourist Offices of the Alpes du Léman, at Paul and Mimi’s farm at Col du Feu and “Au Petit Savoyard” at Très le Mont.

This hike is one of the outings accompanied by the campsite in July-August. Free registration 😉

Access from the campsite :

Take the direction of Morzine then Armoy, Lullin via the D261, Col du Feu and Très-le-Mont.
Park in the parking lot.

Detailed description :


From the Très-le-Mont car park, follow the dirt road, then turn left onto the path which goes up towards the spruce and beech forest. Stay until the top on the main path, marked in red and white.
After 50 minutes of walking, you come to a clearing; 10 minutes later, you reach Mont Forchat. From there, a 360° panorama awaits you, from Lake Geneva to Mont Blanc. It is not uncommon to see numerous gliders flirting with the ridges of the Vallée Verte.


The descent can be done by the same path. It is possible to take the steeper and stony slope, on the lake side (very slippery passage in wet weather). At the Col de l’Encrenaz, turn right. You will then find the Très le Mont mountain pastures and the car park in 30 minutes.

View of Mont-Blanc from the summit of Mont-Forchat

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