Begin of tour: St-Cergue station
End of tour: Borex bus-stop
Access starting point: By rail from Nyon
Access point of arrival: By bus to Nyon
Technical requirements: Average
Physical fitness: Average
Total altitude meters: Climb of approx. 650 m and fall of approx. 1220 m
Hiking time: 5 hrs. 35 min.
Season: June to November
Overnight: St-Cergue, Nyon
Various: Note: there are no restaurant facilities on the way and no drinking fountains
The views from the summit are simply stunning. You can see Lake Geneva in all its grandeur. To the west you can make out the city of Geneva and to the south Mont Blanc on the horizon. The descent is long and wooded, but rarely steep.
St-Cergue - Col du Vuarne - Col de Porte - La Dôle - Chalet de la Dôle - Borex
The climb from St-Cergue up to the Col du Vuarne is through lush green Jura meadows, dotted with typical pine trees, while the area around the summit of La Dôle is more alpine in character. From the Col du Vuarne the route takes you via the Col de Porte to the top and down on the other side to the Chalet de la Dôle. As you continue down, the scenery is dominated by dense deciduous forests. The last section of the tour leads down through an expanse of meadows to Borex.
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.