Trou à l'ours

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Difficult
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

This loop hike takes you through the heart of the Nant valley and up to the trou à l'ours. The narrow passage makes this walk unique and captivating.

You start this hike at Pont-de-Nant and follow the gently sloping path to the bottom of the Nant valley reserve. The place is quiet and peaceful, along the river. You cross the river (l'Avançon de Nant) to go to your right and start climbing until you reach the bear hole. On the side of the rocks, you pass through a ladder for about 5 metres and come out of the hole. Afterwards, you return to the forest where you follow the path back down to Pont-de-Nant.

Practical Information

You don't need any climbing equipment to get through the Trou à l'ours. A chain is installed in the passage to help you when climbing up or to hold on when descending. This is a tight passage and being accompanied by a dog or small child can pose a problem. ACCESS : - by car from Les Plans-sur-Bex, parking at the entrance to the Pont de Nant, near the inn. - by bus from Bex station (from June to September) 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

This loop hike takes you through the heart of the Nant valley and up to the trou à l'ours. The narrow passage makes this walk unique and captivating.

You start this hike at Pont-de-Nant and follow the gently sloping path to the bottom of the Nant valley reserve. The place is quiet and peaceful, along the river. You cross the river (l'Avançon de Nant) to go to your right and start climbing until you reach the bear hole. On the side of the rocks, you pass through a ladder for about 5 metres and come out of the hole. Afterwards, you return to the forest where you follow the path back down to Pont-de-Nant.

Practical Information

You don't need any climbing equipment to get through the Trou à l'ours. A chain is installed in the passage to help you when climbing up or to hold on when descending. This is a tight passage and being accompanied by a dog or small child can pose a problem. ACCESS : - by car from Les Plans-sur-Bex, parking at the entrance to the Pont de Nant, near the inn. - by bus from Bex station (from June to September) 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

Course profile

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