Begin of tour: Top station of the Champéry - Croix de Culet cableway
End of tour: Top station of the La Foilleuse - Morgins chairlift
Access starting point: Cableway from Champéry station
Access point of arrival: Chairlift to Morgins. From there, buses to Troistorrents
Technical requirements: Medium difficulty
Physical fitness: Easy
Total altitude meters: Approx. 460 m
Hiking time: 3 hrs. 40 min.
Season: June to October
Gastronomy: Croix de Culet, Gîte Chaupalin, La Foilleuse
Overnight: Champéry, Morgins
Various: Mountain panorama, bike park
Croix de Culet - Gîte Chaupalin - Portes du Soleil - Pointe de l'Au - Pertuis Chetrain - La Foilleuse
The station at Troistorrents in the Val d'Illiez is the ideal starting point for the tour. From there, you go by train to Champéry and then by cable-car up to the Croix de Culet. A wonderful mountain path leads first into a hollow, then past the Gîte Chaupalin and up on the other side to the Portes du Soleil. The climb up to the Pointe de l'Au follows the ridge, before a steep and difficult path leads down on to a wider track. Then a mountain path with wonderful views leads gently up and down to La Foilleuse. You take the chair-lift back down to Morgins, and from there buses go back to Troistorrents quite regularly.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.