Tour du Mont d'Or - N°7

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

Walk around the Mont d'Or along the Chamois trail: you'll cover some distance without too much change in altitude, an ideal walk to contemplate the fauna and flora in a wild environment.

The departure is located at the corner of the Tourist Office building in the centre of Les Mosses. At this point, follow the cantonal road (direction La Comballaz) and pass in front of the hotel des Fontaines. After the hotel, turn right on the road that goes up. Follow this road, which is not very steep at first, and then quite steep until you reach the fork in the footpaths (1515m.). Take the path on your left and walk up through the pastures for 30 minutes. Pass a first chalet and then a second building on a tarmac path which you follow until you reach the road to Sonna. Pass the turnpike opposite, on the right of a small mountain pasture (1626m.). The path climbs through a pasture and leads you to the Larzey forest, a very wild site, rich in an abundant and varied flora. At the end of the forest, go past the chalet of Vent-Debout and go straight across the fields on a narrow path that is flat at first, then descends steeply before returning flat and wider to the gravelled forest road that leads you to the crossroads of the Pierre-du-Moëllé road. At this point (1561m.), go up to the right and follow the road to the restaurant at the Pierre-du-Moëllé pass. From there, take the path that goes up, opposite the restaurant. This path called "Sentier des Chamois" continues on the left to reach, 1h30 later, the village of La Lécherette. This path crosses forests and pastures. It is at this point that you should pay attention to the sound of hooves in the rock and observe the fauna. It is not unusual to see a chamois. Once you reach the top of the military barracks, continue down through the pastures to the military road. Follow the road for 5 minutes and turn right again before the bridge. Follow the "Anteinettes" path through a pasture to a wide path on the edge of the forest. Follow this. As you leave the forest, the path climbs to the right and joins the gravel road to Arsat. Follow it to the ski lift which you cross. This new path through wet pastures is to be followed for a quarter of an hour. Back on a tarmac road, follow it to the cantonal road. At this point, turn right and walk for another 10 minutes back to the centre of Les Mosses. Option 1: You can start the loop from La Lécherette. Option 2: From the Pierre-du-Moëllé, you can reach Leysin via Les Fers.

Practical Information

Note : the path of the chamois is open at weekends and 7/7 days from the beginning of July to mid August.

Walk around the Mont d'Or along the Chamois trail: you'll cover some distance without too much change in altitude, an ideal walk to contemplate the fauna and flora in a wild environment.

The departure is located at the corner of the Tourist Office building in the centre of Les Mosses. At this point, follow the cantonal road (direction La Comballaz) and pass in front of the hotel des Fontaines. After the hotel, turn right on the road that goes up. Follow this road, which is not very steep at first, and then quite steep until you reach the fork in the footpaths (1515m.). Take the path on your left and walk up through the pastures for 30 minutes. Pass a first chalet and then a second building on a tarmac path which you follow until you reach the road to Sonna. Pass the turnpike opposite, on the right of a small mountain pasture (1626m.). The path climbs through a pasture and leads you to the Larzey forest, a very wild site, rich in an abundant and varied flora. At the end of the forest, go past the chalet of Vent-Debout and go straight across the fields on a narrow path that is flat at first, then descends steeply before returning flat and wider to the gravelled forest road that leads you to the crossroads of the Pierre-du-Moëllé road. At this point (1561m.), go up to the right and follow the road to the restaurant at the Pierre-du-Moëllé pass. From there, take the path that goes up, opposite the restaurant. This path called "Sentier des Chamois" continues on the left to reach, 1h30 later, the village of La Lécherette. This path crosses forests and pastures. It is at this point that you should pay attention to the sound of hooves in the rock and observe the fauna. It is not unusual to see a chamois. Once you reach the top of the military barracks, continue down through the pastures to the military road. Follow the road for 5 minutes and turn right again before the bridge. Follow the "Anteinettes" path through a pasture to a wide path on the edge of the forest. Follow this. As you leave the forest, the path climbs to the right and joins the gravel road to Arsat. Follow it to the ski lift which you cross. This new path through wet pastures is to be followed for a quarter of an hour. Back on a tarmac road, follow it to the cantonal road. At this point, turn right and walk for another 10 minutes back to the centre of Les Mosses. Option 1: You can start the loop from La Lécherette. Option 2: From the Pierre-du-Moëllé, you can reach Leysin via Les Fers.

Practical Information

Note : the path of the chamois is open at weekends and 7/7 days from the beginning of July to mid August.

Course profile

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