The resort is appropriately nicknamed “Switzerland’s little Canada” with its vast forests, lake and traditional wooden chalets.
The walk starts in the centre of Champex-Lac village (1,467m) and is followed by a slight climb on the Adray side, where you will have the benefit of a great view of the lake. Head along the river on a path that goes down to Champex-d’en-Bas. From here, cross the bridge and go back up towards Champex-Lac, before getting back to the lake.
Visit the botanical garden "Flore-Alpe" and discover the local plants and alpine herbs.
Safety informationUse marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.
Tips, hints and links
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Getting thereTake the A9/E62 motorway to Martigny then follow the signs to Grand-Saint-Bernard up to Orsières. For Champex-Lac, drive into Orsières and follow the signs.
ParkingAt the entrance of the resort (Artillery Fort car park), on the way out of the resort (cable car parking area). Some parking spaces in the centre of the resort.
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentWe recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.