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Trail running course Dent de Nendaz

Trail running

This high altitude trail from the departure station of the Tracouet gondola takes you to the 'Dent de Nendaz' followed by a passage over the mountain ridges to the 'Basso d'Alou'. After a rather technical descent, the return to Tracouet is along a wider dirt track.

Length

6.7km

Duration

1h 30m

Variation in altitude

513m

Level of difficulty

3/5

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After a short gondola ride from Haute-Nendaz to Tracouet, take the path which runs along the 'Lac Noir' on the right. The ascent to reach the 'Dent de Nendaz' is via a mountain path. On arrival at 2'462 metres above sea level, next to the cross, take some time to admire the view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Follow the path slightly downhill along a steep ridge before going back up to the 'Pointe de Balavaux' in order to reach the 'Basso d'Alou' Pass. Once on the pass, follow the path which zigzags down towards Prarion/Balavaux. This technical descent through the rhododendrons takes you to a small dirt road, among hundred year old Larch trees. Follow this path until you reach the mountain pastures and the 'Balavaux' mountain cabin.

From the cabin, the return towards Tracouet is via the dirt road. Follow the path below the cabin which leads you into the forest. Once you reach the Jean-Pierre cross follow the path which leads you to Tracouet.

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On the way

Tracouet Lake

Natural site

Dent de Nendaz

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The Balavaux larch trees

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Balavaux Cabin Restaurant

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