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Trail running course Thyon - Greppon Blanc

Trail running

This varied route takes you from the top of the Veysonnaz gondola to the top of the Cheminée ski lift and then along the ridges to the highest point, "Le Greppon Blanc", at almost 2,700 metres above sea level.

The route alternates between uphill and downhill sections and may present technical difficulties on the upper part of the route.

Length

11.8km

Duration

3h

Variation in altitude

729m

Level of difficulty

1/5

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Departing from the top of the Veysonnaz gondola, the route begins directly with a steep ascent on the Cheminée ski slope to the Crêtes de Thyon. At this point, the first 300 meters of positive altitude difference are already covered.

The following part takes place on the mountain ridges, in a magnificent aerial setting. You climb the various mountains of the range, each one a little higher: Mont-Carré 2468 m., Mont-Rouge 2490 m. easily recognizable by its red earth and cross, the proud Mont-Loéré 2578 m. also decorated with a cross, and finally the Col du Greppon Blanc 2671 m. It is possible and even advisable to climb to the top to enjoy the stunning views.

The course then begins its descent towards the Meine mountain pasture where the Hérens cows graze during the summer.

The return to Thyon is made via the Ancien Bisse de Chervé, gently downhill. First of all, the path runs along the charming little gouilles of the Meine, then passes in front of the restaurant des Chottes, an old stable that has been tastefully transformed. For this final part, the route is smooth and pleasant.

Useful information

Access by Veysonnaz gondola

On the way

Veysonnaz Gondola

Ski lifts

Thyon

Towns & villages

Restaurant Le Mont-Rouge Veysonnaz

Restaurant

Restaurant La Combyre

Restaurant

Mont-Rouge

Natural site

Restaurant Les Chottes

Restaurant

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