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Pointe des Swifts

(24.2 km) 

Minimum altitude: 405 m

Maximum altitude: 2,640 m

Difficulty level: T3

Ascent: 2,399m

Descent: 1,727m

Approximate walking time: 8h00

To get there:Train to Saint-Maurice

This route, which begins in Saint-Maurice, will take you through Lavey-les-Bains, Morcles, the Tourche hut, the Perris Blancs pass and reach the highest point of this route: the Pointe des Martinets. You will have a magnificent view of Mont Blanc, the large and small Muveran, as well as the Favre tooth. You will come down  along the Martinets glacier in the Vallon de Nant before reaching the Pont de Nant and finally Les Plans-sur-Bex.

Note that the east side of the Col des Perris Blancs now has a sign "Path not marked and not maintained", while it is still classified as a hiking trail on Swisstopo! On the other hand, the passage of the pass  des Martinets includes some aerial passages. Anyway, we recommend doing this route in summer, after the snow has melted when the ground is very dry and to have a sure step.  ! Also note the presence of cables under Pointe des Martinets.

Pointe des Martinets 01.jpg
Col des Perris Blancs Cabane de la Tourche Morcles Swisstreks A.jpg
Grand Muveran Petit Muveran Dent de Favre Vallon de Nant Swisstreks B.jpg
Vallon de Nant Villars-sur-Ollon Leysin C.jpg
Col de Martinets Vallon de Nant D.jpg

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