Itinéraire - Randonnée pédestre
Tour of the Mayens (mid-mountain chalets)
- by private car -> the Grangettes car park (below the Hôtel Chalet Royal) or along the route de l'Ours after Veysonnaz Tourisme.
- by public transport -> Veysonnaz resort bus stop
Walk departure : follow the route de l'Ours for about 300 m. Until the end of the car park, then follow the footpath on the right. The way up is pleasant and through the forest, then you come back through the mountain chalets until you reach the hamlet of Verrey. The tour then continues to the Ogeintze river which you cross and then come back down to the bisse de Vex which then leads you back the resort of Veysonnaz.
What is a mayen ? it is the local people’s summer residence. Families accompany their cattle after the long winter months to these mid-mountain chalets during the month of May which is from where the name ‘mayen’ originates.