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This loop offers an eight kilometers ascent to the high altitude Chez Simon restaurant, before reaching La Tzoumaz by an old forest road above Saxon.
medium, S0Difficulty: medium
S0 Even forest or meadow paths, on a natural surface with good grip or on compact gravel. No steps, rocks or passages with many roots. Gentle gradients, wide curves. No special technique required
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From the start of the cable car from La Tzoumaz-Savoleyres, this route quickly joins the Croix de Cœur road, then climbs eight kilometers, successively crossing mountain pastures and larch forests. Turn off shortly before the pass to access Chez Simon restaurant located at an altitude of 2,076 metres, the highest point on the route. The itinerary continues with a dirt road towards Sapinhaut, then gives way to a fairly steep descent up to La Vatse clearing. It then takes a slightly uphill forest road towards La Tzoumaz, traversing three small tunnels to Som de Pro. The last kilometre is on the main road and leads back to the starting point.