Lac Lioson - N°2

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

Lake Lioson, also known as « the pearl of the alpine lakes » is a favourite hiking destination. The clear waters of the lake and the circle of mountains which are reflected in it make for quite incredible scenery. The climb is rather steep but the path is wide. North facing, it thus provides decent shade.

From the departure point, located on the corner of the Tourist Office building in the centre of Les Mosses, take the trail that climbs through the fields. When you get up to the first junction (road), take a left and follow the road. At the end of the flat part, the road bends to the right. Follow it as far as the second junction. Continue straight on passing by the Pully holiday camp on your left. Follow the road straight ahead. You will come to the Lower Lioson alpine farm. If you are a morning person, you can even help them to make their cheese (from 9h15 to 10h15). Follow the road which climbs for a good 5 minutes. When you get to the parking area, take a left and continue the ascent right up to the lake which you will reach some 40 minutes later. From there you can do a complete tour of the lake (an extra 20 minutes walk). The Lake Lioson restaurant with its splendid terrace is a welcome rest stop and the small animal park a delight for the little ones. To return to the village, go back down the same road until you get to the Lower Lioson farm, then take the small path to the left (through a gate) and follow it all the way to the village. Get back to the centre by following the road which descends in the direction of the resort. Option : You can make a longer hike by adding in a crossing of the Small Lakes. Add an extra 30 minutes to your itinerary. In this case, take the trail that climbs to the left of the restaurant. Climb for some 10 minutes and then continue along the flat before going back down a stony trail which will take you to the Small Lakes. Whilst there, make the most of the charming and friendly alpine café. Keep your eyes open too, it’s not uncommon to see ibexes and marmots. To get back to the Lower Lioson car park and to the village, follow the track which goes downhill to the right of the café.

Lake Lioson, also known as « the pearl of the alpine lakes » is a favourite hiking destination. The clear waters of the lake and the circle of mountains which are reflected in it make for quite incredible scenery. The climb is rather steep but the path is wide. North facing, it thus provides decent shade.

From the departure point, located on the corner of the Tourist Office building in the centre of Les Mosses, take the trail that climbs through the fields. When you get up to the first junction (road), take a left and follow the road. At the end of the flat part, the road bends to the right. Follow it as far as the second junction. Continue straight on passing by the Pully holiday camp on your left. Follow the road straight ahead. You will come to the Lower Lioson alpine farm. If you are a morning person, you can even help them to make their cheese (from 9h15 to 10h15). Follow the road which climbs for a good 5 minutes. When you get to the parking area, take a left and continue the ascent right up to the lake which you will reach some 40 minutes later. From there you can do a complete tour of the lake (an extra 20 minutes walk). The Lake Lioson restaurant with its splendid terrace is a welcome rest stop and the small animal park a delight for the little ones. To return to the village, go back down the same road until you get to the Lower Lioson farm, then take the small path to the left (through a gate) and follow it all the way to the village. Get back to the centre by following the road which descends in the direction of the resort. Option : You can make a longer hike by adding in a crossing of the Small Lakes. Add an extra 30 minutes to your itinerary. In this case, take the trail that climbs to the left of the restaurant. Climb for some 10 minutes and then continue along the flat before going back down a stony trail which will take you to the Small Lakes. Whilst there, make the most of the charming and friendly alpine café. Keep your eyes open too, it’s not uncommon to see ibexes and marmots. To get back to the Lower Lioson car park and to the village, follow the track which goes downhill to the right of the café.

Course profile

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