Tour de Don
Minimum altitude: 1,634 m
Maximum altitude: 1'998 m
Difficulty level: T2/T3
Approximate walking time: 2h30
Ascent : 480 m
Descent : 483 m
To get there : Highway A9 to Monthey. Then take direction Val d'Illiez, Morgins and Portes de Culet. Attention the road that leads to the "Culet Gates" is narrow! ! !
Where to park : free parking spaces just before the Conche pasture or directly to the pasture.
The route starts at the place called "Le Goillet". We followed the road for a distance of about 500 m and in the turn, we must walk through fields. The trail is, at this place not well marked and the GPS was very useful to us not to deviate from our trajectory.
Arrived at Morclan (arrival of the ski lifts), no more worries of marking fortunately!
We went down on the pass of the Folière to go up on the "Pointe des Ombrieux". This climb constitutes a rather delicate passage because it is narrow, sloping and the side of the mountain to the right is steep. That being said, the climb is not long and the view on the Chablais is worth it.
We continued our hike towards the "Tour de Don" by going down on "Portes d' Onne" and finally the"tour de Don Don by crossing the pasture. To go down, we went along the ridge, which allows to have a magnificent view, once again, on the Chablais. The mountain road that descends on the alp of Onne is steep and stony. The rolling stones (not the rock band) force us to slow down and "make sure" with the walking sticks that are here, not superfluous!
The rest of the hike is done sometimes through the forest, sometimes through the alpine pastures and on the asphalt mountain road.
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