In partnership with Suisse Rando, Swiss Post has awarded its incentive prize 2018 to Ovronnaz botanical trail. With this financial support, new improvements will be made.

On the heights in Ovronnaz, La Seya (2182 m) hides a precious treasure.

A splendid subalpine flora of more than 200 varieties blossom there. Some of them are particularly rare and protected in Switzerland for example :

  • Narcissus-flowered anemone
  • White geranium
  • Alp gentian
  • Swiss androsace
  • Ascending lousewort
  • Elderberry orchid
  • Alp Pasque flower

The new botanical trail “Mille Fleurs” proposes you to observe, identify and protect these species from June to October.

5 didactic books as well as 20 question and answer posts and 40 flower plates are at disponal for curious people.

Ease of access with Ovronnaz-Jorasse chairlift

  • 1:50  Jorasse – La Seya (short route)
  • 3:10  Tour of La Seya through Grand Garde (complete route)

Map of the botanical trail

leaflet with the flowers is available for free at the tourist office, the chairlift ticket office and at the thermal center.

Find more information in the brochure or on Facebook.

There are different codes along the way about flora, fauna or movie. Download a QR Code app.

Wear good hiking shoes.
Do not forget your binoculars and camera.

 

La Seya is registered as a protected zone in Valais. In order to keep this site clean, please be attentive to these points :

Chien en laisse

 

 

 

La Seya offers a unique panorama from « la Croix à Camille» (cross) too. You will see Valais from the Rhône valley to the highest alpine summits.

Thirty-five «4000» have been counted and go along with Grand Chavalard, Petit Muveran and Haut-de-Cry.

Many thanks to Marie-Jo Maillard for her voluntary work!