Col de Champex – Legendary Mountain Passes
The Col de Champex links the two villages of Bovernier and Orsières, which lies at the junction of the Val Ferret and the Val d’Entremont. At the summit, the lake of Champex is not to be missed with its soothing and enchanting atmosphere.
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From Les Valettes the route starts with a climb in the magnificent Durnard Gorge between the foothills of the Pointe Ronde and the Catogne. Its steady climbing with countless switchbacks that take you bit by bit towards Champex d’en Bas. As you climb, the panorama widens and you can see the valley leading to the Col de la Forclaz and the Aiguilles d’Argentière on a clear day. At the summit, the village of Champex-Lac will invite you for a well-deserved break.