Javerne - La Tourche - Javerne

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This sporty hiking route starts at the Javerne alp (near Les Plans-sur-Bex). The ascent to the Javerne pasture is rewarded by a beautiful view from the arrival on the ridge overlooking the Rhône plain. After a final effort, you reach the Tourche hut, perched on the mountainside.

This hike starts just before a "no driving" sign on the road to Javerne. There is a car park on your left to park your vehicle. After a few hundred meters on the road, you reach the chalets of Javerne. You then follow the direction of the cross of Javerne and the hut of La Tourche indicated by a hiking sign (white-red-white itinerary). The next part of the walk is on a dirt and stone path that goes to the right towards the ridges. The climb is steep but the scenery that emerges during the ascent is well worth it. From the cross of Javerne, you can admire a 360° panorama with the Rhone valley up to Lake Geneva, the Dents du Midi, the Dents de Morcle, the Mont Blanc and many other peaks around. You can already see the Tourche hut in the distance, where you can take a break to quench your thirst or have something to eat. Then you go back on your steps before following the path which goes down on your right and takes you to the alpage of Javerne by the small valley. You may come across some sheep or donkeys spending the summer months in this unique setting.

Practical Information

ACCESS : - by car from the road to Les Plans-sur-Bex, take the narrow road towards Javerne. Shortly before the chalets de Javerne, there are a few parking spaces at the end of the road (after which it is forbidden to drive). A FEW POINTERS : - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads

Important Information

Closure of route de Javerne

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The route de Javerne will be closed from 2 to 26 April 2024 for roadworks.

This sporty hiking route starts at the Javerne alp (near Les Plans-sur-Bex). The ascent to the Javerne pasture is rewarded by a beautiful view from the arrival on the ridge overlooking the Rhône plain. After a final effort, you reach the Tourche hut, perched on the mountainside.

This hike starts just before a "no driving" sign on the road to Javerne. There is a car park on your left to park your vehicle. After a few hundred meters on the road, you reach the chalets of Javerne. You then follow the direction of the cross of Javerne and the hut of La Tourche indicated by a hiking sign (white-red-white itinerary). The next part of the walk is on a dirt and stone path that goes to the right towards the ridges. The climb is steep but the scenery that emerges during the ascent is well worth it. From the cross of Javerne, you can admire a 360° panorama with the Rhone valley up to Lake Geneva, the Dents du Midi, the Dents de Morcle, the Mont Blanc and many other peaks around. You can already see the Tourche hut in the distance, where you can take a break to quench your thirst or have something to eat. Then you go back on your steps before following the path which goes down on your right and takes you to the alpage of Javerne by the small valley. You may come across some sheep or donkeys spending the summer months in this unique setting.

Practical Information

ACCESS : - by car from the road to Les Plans-sur-Bex, take the narrow road towards Javerne. Shortly before the chalets de Javerne, there are a few parking spaces at the end of the road (after which it is forbidden to drive). A FEW POINTERS : - Stay on the marked paths - Make sure you know your route and the weather conditions - Respect flora and fauna - Take your rubbish home with you - Respect private property - Close all gates behind you - Keep dogs on leads

Important Information

Closure of route de Javerne

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The route de Javerne will be closed from 2 to 26 April 2024 for roadworks.

Course profile

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