Trail running

Trail running

Pointe de Bellevue tour

A demanding route that takes you to one of the region’s finest vantage points, which offers splendid panoramic views.

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Length

    16.6 km

  • Duration

    3:00 h

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Anyone who enjoys clocking up plenty of vertical metres will find that the many mountain massifs of the Portes du Soleil holiday region promise a thrilling challenge. Trail enthusiasts with a good level of fitness and experience will particularly enjoy the routes straddling the border between Switzerland and France, which offer the chance to scale many cols and summits in a spectacular setting. The Pointe de Bellevue, which rises to an altitude of 2,041 metres, reveals a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and of Lake Geneva. A panoramic display identifies some of the most beautiful summits in the Alps, including the Chablais massif, the Dents du Midi, Mont Blanc and many others.

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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the centre of the village of Morgins, climb the steep road up to the district of Sépaz. Continue across the south-facing slopes of the Val de Morgins, scattered with forest and pasture, eventually climbing the Pointe de Bellevue. The views from the summit of the Chablais plain and to Lake Geneva are breathtaking. All along the return leg, you will enjoy glorious views of the Dents du Midi, your constant companion. When you reach the border between Switzerland and France, take time to enjoy the nature reserve of the Lac de Morgins before returning to your starting point.

Start: Morgins (1311 m)
Destination: Morgins (1310 m)

Author's recommendation

Stop at Chalet Chanso on the way down and enjoy delicacies from the region on the sunny terrace.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2041 m 1310 m

  • Ascent

    835 m

  • Descent

    834 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Take the AOMC railway to Troistorrents and then a bus to Morgins. Get off at the Poste - Village stop.

Approach

Take the A9 motorway as far as exit 18 (St-Triphon) and follow the signs for Morgins. The trail starts in the centre of the village.

Parking

Free parking available on the Place du 6 Août and the Place du Village, in the centre of Morgins.

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good footwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • Hat or peak cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  •  Hiking poles

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at your own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

 For all trails:

  • Use marked trails only, and take note of all signposting – for both your own safety as well as that of grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Close gates after passing through.
  • Please treat other trail users, as well as the plants and animals, with respect.

For mountain trails:

  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at high altitudes. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan your trail carefully: take the fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season into consideration.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In case of uncertain weather conditions, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.
  • Take note of warning signs indicating the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

Additional information

More information about the destination:

Literature

The tourist office in Morgins can provide information on trail running in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25,000: 1304 Val d’Illiez