The larches of Balavaud

More than 250 larches grow on the Balavaud Alp, ranging from 300 to 800 years old. With a circumference of up to twelve metres, they are the largest in Europe! Tracquet is accessible by cable car from Haute-Nendaz. It is also possible to use hike to Tracouet, thus extending the trip by two hours. A spectacular view to the Rhone valley rewards hikers at the end of their journey.

  • Weather today

    1° / 3°

  • Destination



Starting point: Tracouet
Destination: Haute-Nendaz
How to get there: From Haute-Nendaz with the cable car to Tracouet
Technique/Difficulty: medium
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 13.4 km
Vertical metres: +108 m, -978 m
Total hiking time: 3h30
Season: July to october
Restaurants and pubs: Restaurant Tracouet, Cabane de Balavaux, Chalet des Alpes
Accomodation: Nendaz