From Champex-Lac, you go around the Catogne, the emblematic mountain of the Pays du St-Bernard.
This tour is an excellent trail route that goes around the Catogne via Champex-Lac, Bovernier, Sembrancher, Soulalex and Chez-Les-Reuses.
Once you've done this route, you'll probably want to climb to the top of the Catogne. The view is breathtaking!
Pays du St-Bernard
Updated: February 12, 2020
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Did you know that the Catogne is visible from the shores of Lake Geneva (Vevey)? When you look at it, it looks like a volcano!
Champex-Lac Tourist Office (1467 m)
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Champex-Lac Tourist Office
From the Champex-Lac tourist office, follow the road towards the chairlift and then take the direction of Champex from below. Go down along the valley crossing different hamlets such as Champex d'en bas or the Marioty. Continue the descent alternating between road and small path until you reach Bémont. At the exit of the hamlet reach a hairpin and follow the dirt road downhill towards the village of Bovernier. Turn right in the village and follow the road to Gd St-Bernard for a short while before passing in front of the forest shed. Pass by a fountain and then take the path in the woods along the left bank of the Dranse river until you reach the Sembrancher railway station. Go through the village and then take the direction of the Guard. Continue climbing via the villages of Soulalex and Chez-Les-Reuses before reaching the centre of Champex-Lac along the lake.