Rambert Tour

Set off on an adventure from Jorasse and follow an enchanting path up the hillside to the Pierre à Vatserou. Once there, the challenge becomes even greater. At every bend, the route climbs in altitude to take you to the peaceful Plan Coppel plateau, nestled in the bed of the Salentse, the Ovronnaz river. The ascent continues towards the cirque of Plan Salentse, a final plateau framed by the peaks of Petit and Grand Muveran. Take heart, as a few more hairpin bends take you along the sides of the final slope, before the pass and the Rambert hut reward your efforts.

A breathtaking panorama of the Valais Alps stretches out before you, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, via the Combins and the Dents-du-Midi. You'll love the view. And who knows, with a bit of luck, you might even spot an ibex, a worthy resident of these altitudes! On the way back to the pass, the path turns east and plunges into the vast grassy slopes dotted with the scree of the Outannes. The route continues through the Chamosentse and Loutze mountain pastures. Don't miss the chance to make a comforting stop at the Loutze refreshment bar.

Your route finally takes you to the resort of Tourbillon. If you wish, take the Petite Corniche to reach the Jorasse chairlift car park.

Access to the Tour via the Jorasse chairlift.

Car park at the start of the chairlift.

Catering: Jorasse mountain restaurant, Rambert hut, Loutze refreshment bar.




5h30 (no break)



13.40 km


Medium / T3


Height difference

+787 m / -1344 m


Minimum altitude

1362 m


Maximum altitude

2584 m

Starting point

Jorasse arrival of the chairlift

Point of arrival

Ovronnaz departure of the chairlift


June to October depending on snow conditions

Did you know ?

In 1863, Eugène Rambert, a fervent mountaineer and naturalist from the canton of Vaud, was an influential founding member of the Swiss Alpine Club. His legacy is marked by the famous five-volume series entitled "The Swiss Alps".

Dating back to 1895, the very first hut was painstakingly transported from Lausanne to Riddes by train, then hauled by cart, mule and man to its final location on the Frête de Saille. In 1952, the hut was rebuilt at La Crête à Moret, a safer site, and enlarged to accommodate up to 44 people. In 2015, the hut underwent a renovation and extension, improving its facilities.

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