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Randonnée pédestre

Tour of the Trient Valley

Trient

The tour is generally done in 5 days and all along the way, the splendid landscapes follow one another: Trient massif, Mont-Blanc massif, Dents du Midi, Trient, Triège and Dailley gorges, Salanfe and Emosson dams with the famous Vieux Emosson footprint site, several nature reserves, etc.

STAGE 1: COL DE LA FORCLAZ > L'ARPILLE > LA CRÊTA > SALVAN

🕗 5h30 / 830 m/ ↘ 1423 m 


Variant:  La Crêta - Les Marécottes 
🕗1h50 / ↘ 372 m / 403 m  

From La Crêta, cross the Trient further upstream, go up towards Le Trétien then follow the path to Les Marécottes.

STAGE 2: SALVAN > VALLON DE VAN > LAC DE SALANFE

🕗 4h00 / 1008 m 


Variant: Marécotte -Col de la Golette
Marécottes - Col de la Golette 🕗 3h50 / 1356 m
Col de la Golette - Salanfe 🕗 1h25 / ↘ 589 m

From Les Marécottes, climb towards La Creusaz, pass the Col de la Golette, then descend to the lake of Salanfe. 

 

STAGE 3: SALANFE > COL D'EMANEY > COL DE BARBERINE > EMOSSON

🕗 6h20 / 1024 m / ↘ 1001 m

Col de Fenestral variant
Combe d'Emaney - Col de Fenestral 🕗 2h10 / 454m
Col de Fenestral - Emosson 🕗 2h05 / ↘ 487 m

From the Col d'Emaney, descend to the Emaney mountain pasture (chalets), then take the Col de Fenestral path, descend to the mountain pasture of the same name then follow the path to Emosson.
 

STAGE 4: EMOSSON > VIEUX EMOSSON > COL DE LA TERRASSE > VALLORCINE

🕗 6h10 / 700 m / ↘ 1409 m

Direct variant Chalet de Loriaz
 Emosson - Chalets de Loriaz 🕗 1h50 / 85 m

200 m after the Emosson dam, take the path on the left to go along the Perrons, south side to the Chalets de Loriaz.

  

STAGE 5: VALLORCINE > COL DE BALME > BISSE DU TRIENT > COL DE LA FORCLAZ

 🕗 6h15 / 983 m / ↘ 712 m


Discover the Tour de la Vallée du Trient with Enora and Candie from the blog "Les Géonautrices 
and with Benoît from the blog "Des yeux plus grands que le monde".
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Technical information

  • Distance 62.1 km
  • Positive elevation 4'668 m
  • Negative elevation 4'668 m
  • Highest point 2'634 m
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Location / Access

GPS coordinates :
46.0577507248606, 7.001278996467591

Environment :
Mountain

Col de la Forclaz - L'Arpille - Salvan

Vallon de Van - Salanfe

  • Distance 8.16 km
  • Positive elevation 1118 m
  • Negative elevation 115 m
  • Highest point 1934 m
  • Duration 3h35m
Auberge de Salanfe

Guest House

Auberge de Salanfe

Salanfe (Salvan)

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Auberge du Vallon de Van

Restaurant

Auberge du Vallon de Van

Van d'en bas (Salvan)

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Dailley gorges

Randonnée pédestre

Dailley gorges

Les Granges (Salvan)

1292

5400

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Col d'Emaney - Col de Barberine - Vieux-Emosson

  • Distance 18.06 km
  • Positive elevation 1500 m
  • Negative elevation 1256 m
  • Highest point 2467 m
  • Duration 6h50m
Buvette et alpage d'Emaney

Restaurant

Buvette et alpage d'Emaney

Emaney (Les Marécottes)

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Cabane du Vieux-Emosson - Accomodation

Mountain huts and refuges

Cabane du Vieux-Emosson - Accomodation

Vieux Emosson (Finhaut)

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VerticAlp Emosson

Transport

VerticAlp Emosson

Le Châtelard VS (Finhaut-Emosson)

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Col de la Terrasse - Vallorcine

  • Distance 10.38 km
  • Positive elevation 708 m
  • Negative elevation 1612 m
  • Highest point 2634 m
  • Duration 4h15m

Col de Balme - Bisse du Trient - Col de la Forclaz

  • Distance 16.99 km
  • Positive elevation 1193 m
  • Negative elevation 929 m
  • Highest point 2209 m
  • Duration 6h7m
Bisse du Trient

Randonnée pédestre

Bisse du Trient

Col de la Forclaz (Trient)

1580

6600

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Buvette du Glacier du Trient

Restaurant

Buvette du Glacier du Trient

Pied du glacier (Trient)

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Refuge du col de Balme

Mountain huts and refuges

Refuge du col de Balme

Col de Balme (Trient)

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