21. Morgins – Chanso

Morgins

This itinerary offers 3 variations and panoramic views of the surrounding alpine mountain ranges, including the Valaisan and Vaudoise Alps and the Haute Savoie Alps. Food and drink at Chalet Chanso restaurant.

Starting near the church in the village centre, pass behind the Chez Jan hotel. Take the road to the right of the bakery to Sépaz (about 20 minutes). The snowshoe trail begins just below the antenna tower. At first, you’ll follow the yellow snowshoe signs marked Morgins-Portes de Culet. After passing the antenna tower, turn right and follow the green snowshoe signs marked Sépaz-Ferrage-Chanso. The trail follows the edge of the forest then heads toward Les Troncs and the Ferrage alpine restaurant (closed in Winter). Walk along the road for a few meters then turn back across the field to the restaurant Chalet Chanso.

Climb the path above to the Chanso pasture. From here, choose between 3 variations:

– Option 1, the most challenging: (n ° 21 on the map): follow the red signs on your right marked Chanso-La Chaux to see exceptional panoramas of the Dents du Midi and the Vaudois and Valais Alps. At La Chaux, follow the green signs marked La Chaux-Portes de Culet, passing below the Pointe de Bellevue (don’t go up). Walk under the Culet pasture and then return to Morgins following the yellow signs marked Portes de Culet-Morgins.
Tour: 5h, 12.6 km, + 792m.
Don’t take this itinerary if avalanche danger.

– Option 2, more altitude gain: (n ° 21B on the map): this variation heads up towards La Chaux following the green signs marked Tovares-La Chaux-Portes de Culet. Return to Morgins following the yellow signs marked Portes de Culet-Morgins.
Tour: 4h15, 10.6 km, + 694m.
Don’t take this itinerary if avalanche danger.

– Option 3, the easiest: (n ° 21A on the map): follow the green signs on your left marked Portes de Culet-La Chaux-Tovares, walking along the flat summer road. Return to Morgins following the yellow signs marked Portes de Culet-Morgins.
Tour: 3h45, 10.2 km, + 567m.
Don’t take this option if avalanche danger.

Parking in Morgins village centre.

Morgins’ snowshoe trails are marked with round signs in different colours, named by section according to the start and end of the trail segment. The snowshoe trails do NOT show the same numbers used on the Winter Sports Map.

Danger : Do not go past the avalanche warning sign.

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Route de Bas-Vièze 4CH - 1875MorginsSuisse
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