Short and intense itinerary on the faces of Catogne
Best period to go there
L’avis de notre ambassadeur Jules-Henri Gabioud:
“Un tour plus court du coté de Sembrancher se prêtant bien à une sortie en soirée avec la difficile mais courte montée au Pas de la Face empruntée au Droit du Catogne. Le retour sur Sembrancher via la Garde est plutôt court et rapide.”
From the centre of the village of Sembrancher, go to the train station by crossing the village. Then continue in the same direction leaving the football field on the right to take the bridge over the railway tracks. Take the dirt road along the tracks until you reach a fork in the road and then follow the direction of Droit du Catogne by taking the road on the left. Climb along this steep path to arrive at Pas de la Face where there is a viewpoint.
Rejoin the road just after the Pas de la Face and take the path on the left to go down to the Guard. Cross the village and go down a small asphalt road before coming back in the direction of Sembrancher via a dirt road and a smaller path in the forest under the Chapel of St-Jean.
Exit the motorway at Martigny.
Follow the direction Grand-Saint-Bernard to Sembrancher.
Free parking at the school centre
Take the train to Sembrancher
Consult the timetables on www.cff.ch