Loutze mountain pasture

Discover this fascinating itinerary that starts in Tourbillon, high above the resort of Ovronnaz. A forest path leads you towards Patiers, a charming hamlet nestling in the heart of a vast clearing. Follow this path for around 1 km, then turn left to start the climb. The forest accompanies you all the way up to the Croix de Loutse, a pleasant climb that doesn't require too much effort.

Once at the top, a magnificent panorama opens up before you, offering breathtaking views of the horizon. Following the road, you'll reach the mountain pasture and then the Loutse refreshment bar. Its spacious terrace invites you to take a well-deserved break. Gourmets will be delighted by the regional specialities on offer. In fine weather, the cheese dairy will delight you with its dairy delicacies.

The descent is via a footpath to the west of the refreshment area. From the Pro Paron colony plateau, the sometimes steep route plunges into the forest to take you back to Tourbillon.

Car park at Tourbillon.

Catering: Loutse refreshment bar.

Features

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Durée

2h00 (sans pause)

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Distance

5.10 km

Difficulté

Facile / T1 

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Dénivellation

+331 m / -330 m

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Altitude min

1416 m

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Altitude max

1726 m

Point de départ

Tourbillon

Point d'arrivée

Tourbillon

Période

L’itinéraire est praticable toute l’année en fonction de l’enneigement. En hiver, c’est un chemin balisé pour les raquettes et les piétons.

Did you know ?

The parish of Chamoson owns a colony on the Pro Paron plateau. Back in 1934, a Chamoson nurse, Marie-Louise Delaloye, launched an initiative to combat tuberculosis by setting up a chalet to offer mountain holidays to schoolchildren in the municipality.

Unfortunately, in 1965, an avalanche destroyed the camp. However, thanks to Miss Delaloye's savings, reconstruction began in 1968.