Grand Château Tour

Set off on an adventure from Jorasse along the path leading to the Petit Pré mountain pasture, nestling at the foot of the majestic Grand Château. The path rises towards Grand Pré d'Euloi, a magnificent meadow watched over by the elegant silhouette of Tita Séri. Leaving the Fenestral route, the Tour plunges you into a mineral world, a wild and solitary section. Grassy slopes, rocks and scree will guide you to the pass between Petit and Grand Château, at an altitude of 2,400 metres.

To the north, the Muverans massif stretches out before you. The rock faces, from Dent-Favre to Haut de Cry, via Petit and Grand Muveran, divide the horizon with their striking verticality. To the west, the eastern face of the Grand Chavalard, dotted with rocks and scree. To the south, the loyal sentinels of the Valais Alps catch the eye.

The return journey through the Creux du Bouis takes place in an uncluttered setting. You'll return to civilisation at the Par di Modzons chalet, before joining the welcoming terrace of the Lui d'Août gîte. From Lui d'Août, you'll return quickly to Petit Pré and take the path leading to Jorasse to catch the chairlift back to Ovronnaz.

Access to the Tour via the Jorasse chairlift.

Car park at the start of the chairlift.

Catering: Jorasse mountain restaurant and Lui d'Août gîte.

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Durée

3h30 (sans pause)

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Distance

8.20 km

Difficulté

Moyenne / T2

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Dénivellation

+660 m / -659 m

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Altitude min

1945 m

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Altitude max

2407 m

Point de départ

Jorasse arrivée du télésiège

Point d'arrivée

Jorasse arrivée du télésiège

Période

Juin-Octobre selon la fonte des neiges

Did you know ?

When exploring the mountains, the terms "Château", "Chatel" or "Tsaté" generally refer to a summit or ridge with gentle, rounded contours, offering picturesque, unobstructed views.

Par di Modzons" refers to an enclosure where two-year-old cattle used to rest. In dialect, "Modzon" means "genisson", emphasising the significance of this space for the animals.

The Lui d'Août gîte, owned by the bourgeoisie of Saillon, was renovated in 2003 by the Saillon Ski Club, providing a comfortable and welcoming place for visitors.