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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - cabane de Balavaux-44117
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Day 3: cabane St-Laurent - cabane de Balavaux

Distance: 15 km

Walk along the edge of the lac de Cleuson, with its turquoise-coloured waters, and continue in the direction of Siviez (1733 m).
Climb up to the Plan du Fou (2436 m). Reach Tracouet (2200 m), passing by the famous Dent de Nendaz (2463 m) and profit from a magnificent panorama of the lac Noir, the Alps and the Rhône valley (difficult and/or vertiginous passage).

You also have the option of sitting down for a meal at the restaurant of Tracouet. The departure of the panoramic path is just in front of it (itinerary of 45 minutes). Descend as far as the cabane de Balavaux (2038 m).

Warning: the ridge linking the Plan du Fou to the Dent de Nendaz includes a more difficult passage equipped with a rope. For persons subject to vertigo, there exists an alternative to avoid this, passing by the Basso d'Alou.

Cabane de Balavaux information

  • The evening meal is served at 7pm
  • Slippers available
  • Shower available
  • Contact +41 27 289 52 90
  • Open from the 29 June until the 25 August 2019
  • Accepts payment by cash and by card

Duration 5h00
Ascension 833 m
Descent 1266 m
Highest point 2484


Route de la Télécabine 1
1997 Haute-Nendaz
+41 27 289 55 89 |
Opening hours :
Mon-Fri | 09:00-12:00 14:00-18:00
Sat | 09:00-12:30 13:30-17:30
Sun | closed