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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - cabane de Balavaux-44117
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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - cabane de Balavaux

Distance: 15.2 km

Walk along the edge of the lac de Cleuson, with its turquoise-coloured waters, and continue in the direction of Siviez (1733 m). Go up to Plan du Fou (2436 m) either on foot or via the gondola departing from Siviez. It is possible to eat at the summit. Reach Tracouet (2200 m), passing by the famous Dent de Nendaz (2463 m) and profit from a magnificent panorama of the lac Noir, the Alps and the Rhône valley (difficult and/or vertiginous passage). You also have the option of sitting down for a meal at the restaurant of Tracouet. The departure of the panoramic path is just in front of it (itinerary of 45 minutes). Descend as far as the cabane de Balavaux (2038 m).

Warning! The ridge linking the Plan du Fou to the Dent de Nendaz includes some more technical passages, of which one is especially equipped with a rope. It is not recommended to those who suffer from vertigo and/or not physically fit. It is possible to avoid this passage by going above the Plan du Fou and passing via the Basso d’Alou.

Cabane de Balavaux information

  • The evening meal is served at 7pm
  • Slippers available
  • Accepts payment by cash and by card
  • Electricity available
  • Showers available
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Open from the 27 June until the 30 August 2020
  • Contact: +41 (0) 27 289 52 90

Duration 6h00
Ascension 801 m
Descent 1234 m
Highest point 2484


Route de Magrappé 42
CH – 1993 Veysonnaz
+41 27 207 10 53 |
Opening hours
9.00-12.00 | 14.00-17.30
9.30-12.00 | 14.30-17.30