456 Parcours du Molard
456 Parcours du Molard

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours du Molard

Parcours du Molard

Les Avants, Cergniaule–Les Avants, Cergniaule

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Parcours du Molard

Parcours du Molard

This “ecOtrace” trail takes you on a journey through timeless surroundings in the hills above the Montreux Riviera. In less than an hour, you’ll travel from charming floral lakeshores to snow-covered peaks with stunning views.
There are several ways to get to the start point. Accessible by car, the Restaurant de la Cergniaulaz can also be reached by train from Montreux to Les Avants. You then take a short trip on the charming Les Avants-Sonloup funicular. Come in the spring so you can admire the narcissi, known as “May snow”, which grow in abundance on the meadows on either side of the funicular.

The route is punctuated by “ecOtrace” interpretation boards offering walkers of all ages detailed information on the protection of the environment. The trail starts off by taking you to the La Planniaz hut, followed by a lovely wide track, a path through the forest then a climb through clearings to the Col de Soladier, at 1,576 m. From here, there are beautiful views of the Dent de Lys, Moléson and Teysachaux and a large log cabin with a covered eating area.

You then climb straight up to the ridge and then down to the Chessy alpine meadow, past the Chalet de la Forcla, ending up at Cergniaulaz, a delightful little old chalet with two small rooms straight out of "Hansel and Gretel".
This “ecOtrace” trail takes you on a journey through timeless surroundings in the hills above the Montreux Riviera. In less than an hour, you’ll travel from charming floral lakeshores to snow-covered peaks with stunning views.
There are several ways to get to the start point. Accessible by car, the Restaurant de la Cergniaulaz can also be reached by train from Montreux to Les Avants. You then take a short trip on the charming Les Avants-Sonloup funicular. Come in the spring so you can admire the narcissi, known as “May snow”, which grow in abundance on the meadows on either side of the funicular.

The route is punctuated by “ecOtrace” interpretation boards offering walkers of all ages detailed information on the protection of the environment. The trail starts off by taking you to the La Planniaz hut, followed by a lovely wide track, a path through the forest then a climb through clearings to the Col de Soladier, at 1,576 m. From here, there are beautiful views of the Dent de Lys, Moléson and Teysachaux and a large log cabin with a covered eating area.

You then climb straight up to the ridge and then down to the Chessy alpine meadow, past the Chalet de la Forcla, ending up at Cergniaulaz, a delightful little old chalet with two small rooms straight out of "Hansel and Gretel".
7 km | 1 Stage
440 m | 440 m
3 h 35 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Sonloup
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 15th of March.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation:
www.myswitzerland.com

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of the signposting
This route is only signposted in counterclockwise direction: Cergniaule–Les Pontets–La Forcla–Cergniaule.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site in Montreux:
www.sports2000.ch

Contact

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme
Rue du Théâtre 5
1820 Montreux 2
Tel. +41 (0)84 886 84 84
info@montreuxriviera.com
www.montreuxriviera.com

Services

Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization