265 Parcours de Ratvel
265 Parcours de Ratvel

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours de Ratvel

Parcours de Ratvel

Les Paccots, Les Pueys–Les Paccots, Les Pueys

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Parcours de Ratvel

Parcours de Ratvel

A charming walk in a protected natural area: Walking up to the summit of the Niremont in snowshoes will reward you with an unforgettable panoramic view, from Mont-Blanc to Moléson, via the Jura, Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel.
From the car park in Les Pueys, cross the road and start to climb up through the snow fields and pine trees, passing the Chalet des Errouvines, before walking along the ridge to the broad Niremont plateau. This lunar landscape is a favourite place for snow-kiters, so you may be treated to an unexpected show.

Once you reach the Croix du Niremont, you’ll be dazzled by the spectacular panoramic view from the Jura ridge to Mont-Blanc, the Geneva basin and the summits of Savoie and the Valais. Retrace your steps once you’ve taken in this magnificent view. From the Chalet du Gros Niremont, begin your descent on the other side of the hill and head down to the Ratvel ski resort and the Cabane du Petit Oiseau restaurant.

Initially, the route continues on the flat to rest your calves, then ends with a final descent to the Casa Derrey mountain pasture and takes you back into Les Pueys.
A charming walk in a protected natural area: Walking up to the summit of the Niremont in snowshoes will reward you with an unforgettable panoramic view, from Mont-Blanc to Moléson, via the Jura, Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel.
From the car park in Les Pueys, cross the road and start to climb up through the snow fields and pine trees, passing the Chalet des Errouvines, before walking along the ridge to the broad Niremont plateau. This lunar landscape is a favourite place for snow-kiters, so you may be treated to an unexpected show.

Once you reach the Croix du Niremont, you’ll be dazzled by the spectacular panoramic view from the Jura ridge to Mont-Blanc, the Geneva basin and the summits of Savoie and the Valais. Retrace your steps once you’ve taken in this magnificent view. From the Chalet du Gros Niremont, begin your descent on the other side of the hill and head down to the Ratvel ski resort and the Cabane du Petit Oiseau restaurant.

Initially, the route continues on the flat to rest your calves, then ends with a final descent to the Casa Derrey mountain pasture and takes you back into Les Pueys.
8 km | 1 Stage
500 m | 500 m
4 h 10 min
difficult

Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th of December to 30th of March (depending on snow levels).
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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
The route is marked only in clockwise direction.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired locally:
www.sportyves.ch

Contact

Office du Tourisme Châtel-St-Denis, Les Paccots et la Région
Route des Paccots 215
1619 Les Paccots
Tel. +41 (0)21 948 84 56
info@les-paccots.ch
www.les-paccots.ch

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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