This east-facing trail is very sunny and offers a magnificent excursion through the Vichères-Liddes ski area.
This trail takes you to the Bavon ridge, above the hamlet of Vichères, in the heart of the commune of Liddes.
With its location between the Grand-Saint-Bernard valley and the Val Ferret, you’ll be treated to copious sunshine and a 360° view of the Combins and the Dolent ranges, the French-Italian-Swiss border. A welcome stop at the “Bar des Neiges” after the first big climb will allow you to take a breath and contemplate these imposing mountains.
Best period to go there
Discover the ski area of Vichères-Liddes: sun, wide slopes and vast panoramas make it a popular ski resort!
From the lift parking area, follow the Bavon road north. At the bend in the 180° track, leave the groomed track and continue north until the end of the forest road.
The trail then climbs through the forest in a south-westerly direction towards Plan Beu – Plan Monnay – Bavon. Once in Plan Monnay, follow a southerly direction and join the groomed trail slightly downhill from the Bar des Neiges.
Pass to the left of the ski lift and follow the trail slightly uphill to the chairlift, then go down to the La Chaux – Chapelet junction.
Leave the track and continue your descent in the direction of the forest. At the edge of the forest, go north to “Les Torrents” then zigzag to the “Dzayo” chalets and continue north to pass under the chairlift and reach the Chapelet parking lot.
Exit the highway in Martigny at the 22-Gd-St-Bernard interchange. Use the right lane to follow the E27 road towards Chamonix/Gd-St-Bernard/Verbier/Martigny-Expo. At the exit of the Martigny bypass tunnel, take the direction of Gd-St-Bernard/Italy, then leave the main road in Liddes by turning right after the tourist office.
Continue to Dranse, then go up to the departure of the Vichères-Liddes chairlift.
A large free parking lot is located at the bottom of the Chapelet chairlift, at the start of the trail.
Access by public transport
From Martigny (track 50), take the train to Sembrancher, then Orsières. Then take the bus to Liddes, followed by the ski-bus to the Chapelet parking lot.