16.1 Via couvert de Frâchette


A pastoral ramble. This is a mid-altitude trail through beautiful forests with breathtaking views of the Illiez Valley and the Dents du Midi mountain range.

The trail leaves from the village square at Val-d’Illiez, in front of the tourist office. Climb the hill between the historic ‘mazots’, which look like miniature chalets. Turn right onto Route de la Carrière towards Champoussin and follow a scenic path through the forest lined by lovely stone walls that date from the early 20th century; you will pass by an oratory dedicated to St. Therese on the way. Continue uphill on the Délifrette road for about 300 meters.
From here turn left to follow a hillside path through the forest.
At the crossroads, turn right and climb to reach Snowshoe Trail No. 1 which leads to the Frâchette covered picnic area (approx. 1 h).
To go directly back down to the village, turn left in front of the Lisas Chapel. Cross the Les Crosets road twice and continue down a nice path that will take you back to Val-d’Illiez.

Best time of year


  • Picnic area
  • Covered picnic area
  • Sustainable development
  • Parking
  • Outhouse
  • Coach access


Free access.


CH - 1873Val-d'IlliezSuisse
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