125 Sentier du Noirmont
125 Sentier du Noirmont

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Sentier du Noirmont

Sentier du Noirmont

La Cure–La Cure

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Sentier du Noirmont

Sentier du Noirmont

Lovely hike into the heart of the Noirmont massif. The view of lake Geneva and the alps from the summit is unique. Along the way, you will be able to discover the geology, flora and fauna of the Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park. The Creux du Croue, a valley basin with a peat bog, is also quite impressive.
This hike in the Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park is a treat for those who love wide landscapes, vast pastures and lonely erosion valleys. The paths reflect various shades of green while the traditional dry stone walls blend harmoniously into the landscape. The pastures are dotted with stones of bizarre shapes. Since you are hiking in a nature reserve, dogs should be kept on a leash and you should not leave the paths.

A first highlight of the loop tour is the beautiful Creux du Croue, a 150-metre-deep basin with peat bog soil. Especially in autumn, the change of colours is lovely. The valley incision was probably formed first by erosion, then by constant washing out below the surface. A sheep pen sits in the middle.

The ascent to the small peak of Le Noirmont is technically easy, but it drags on. Less well-known than the majestic La Dôle peak, it is nevertheless remarkable, since the panoramic view is magnificent even from 1576 metres: Lake Geneva in the foreground and the smaller Lac des Rousses on the French side. Behind it, the Mont Blanc towers over the other alpine peaks. To get back to La Cure, you follow the trail down to the southeastern side of Le Noirmont and then continue on the ascent route.
Lovely hike into the heart of the Noirmont massif. The view of lake Geneva and the alps from the summit is unique. Along the way, you will be able to discover the geology, flora and fauna of the Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park. The Creux du Croue, a valley basin with a peat bog, is also quite impressive.
This hike in the Jura Vaudois Regional Nature Park is a treat for those who love wide landscapes, vast pastures and lonely erosion valleys. The paths reflect various shades of green while the traditional dry stone walls blend harmoniously into the landscape. The pastures are dotted with stones of bizarre shapes. Since you are hiking in a nature reserve, dogs should be kept on a leash and you should not leave the paths.

A first highlight of the loop tour is the beautiful Creux du Croue, a 150-metre-deep basin with peat bog soil. Especially in autumn, the change of colours is lovely. The valley incision was probably formed first by erosion, then by constant washing out below the surface. A sheep pen sits in the middle.

The ascent to the small peak of Le Noirmont is technically easy, but it drags on. Less well-known than the majestic La Dôle peak, it is nevertheless remarkable, since the panoramic view is magnificent even from 1576 metres: Lake Geneva in the foreground and the smaller Lac des Rousses on the French side. Behind it, the Mont Blanc towers over the other alpine peaks. To get back to La Cure, you follow the trail down to the southeastern side of Le Noirmont and then continue on the ascent route.
14 km | 1 Stage
680 m | 680 m
4 h 20 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Cure
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Consideration
Area with livestock guardian dogs: On the mountain pasture Creux du Croue you may encounter livestock guardian dogs from mid-May till the end of September. Respecting certain rules helps avoid problems.
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Hint
Creux de Croue is an isolated beautiful little valley, at the bottom of which there is a sheep pen and a peat bog.

Hints

Hint
Guide by Pierre Corajoud: ”Terres de contraste”.

Protected area

Protected area
Caution: the entire walk is set in a federally protected fauna and flora zone. The paths must not be left and dogs must be kept on a leash.

Contact

Office du Tourisme de St-Cergue
Pl. Sy-Vieuxville
1264 St-Cergue
Tel. +41 (0)22 360 13 14
info@st-cergue-tourisme.ch
www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch

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Creux du Croue cirque
Creux du Croue cirque
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
Jura Vaudois Nature Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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