Nice descent through the unspoilt nature of the Val d'Arpette.
After an ascent by chairlift, descend along the Val d’Arpette through forest and meadows. The valley is a nature reserve of rare plants managed by Pro Natura.
The hike will end along the small brook that will take you back to the resort.
Best period to go there
Enjoy the incredible panorama from the La Breya restaurant at the top of the chairlift.
At 3/4 of the way, stop at the Relais d’Arpette to taste the famous blueberry tart.
Take the chairlift up to La Breya, where you can admire a magnificent panorama and eat at the La Breya café-restaurant.
Then descend on an unpaved road in the Val d’Arpette to the Relais d’Arpette with the possibility of visiting the domestic mini-zoo, then take the path of the small stream to the bottom of the chairlift.
Pleasant walk in the middle of nature, to be done with children.
Exit the motorway at Martigny.
Follow the direction Grand-Saint-Bernard then leave the main road at Orsières and follow Champex-Lac.
It is also possible to leave the main road at Bovernier and go through Les Valettes but the road is narrow and very winding.
Park at the bottom of the ski lifts for free
Take the train to Orsières and then the bus to Champex-télé.
Consult timetables on www.cff.ch