Le Betson

Start your adventure from the Tourist Office along the tarmac road towards the Jorasse chairlift. Continue as far as the Centre Sportif Cantonal. Then turn onto the path that climbs towards Odonne. At the heart of the mountain pasture, follow the path along the foothills of the Seya. At times, the path becomes a footpath, offering magnificent views of Ovronnaz, l'Ardève and Haut de Cry. A small clearing called the Beston welcomes you. After a few hairpin bends, the path descends towards the charming hamlet of Chou. It then becomes a road leading to Ténèvre and Morthey. Once you've reached the River Salentse, follow its banks back to your starting point.

Option 1 :

If you wish to shorten your route, you have the option of going directly to Chou from the path linking Odonne to Betson.

Option 2 :

From the Betson, you can extend your walk to the Creuses du Brégneux, vast, lightly wooded valleys below the Grand Garde, or to the Quieu mountain pasture.




2h30 (no break)



7.30 km


Medium / T2


Height difference

+467 m / -468 m


Minimum altitude

1235 m


Maximum altitude

1628 m

Starting point

Tourist office

Point of arrival

Tourist office


May to October depending on snow conditions

Did you know ?

Explore the wooded splendour of Betson, abundant in delicious porcini mushrooms. In the local dialect, Betson means "little beak".

Tête du Betson, a delightful belvedere, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Rhône valley and the villages below.

A visionary, Camille Michellod, tried to build a ski lift at Ténèvre in the 1960s. Unfortunately, permission was never granted by the local council, and the project failed.