This walk offers superb views of the Dent d’Oche and the Château d’Oche summits and Lake Geneva. Discover the alpine chalets of Pellys and Esserts.
Starting point: top of Pré-Richard chairlift (Bernex)
Height start: 1350 m
Level of the hike: accessible to all
Special difficulty: none
Purple trail markings
2 possibilities: take a pedestrian pass and take the Pré-Richard chairlift. The itinerary then starts at the top of the chairlift and consists only of the descent.
Or do the round trip from the bottom of the resort (2h30).
From the arrival of the Pré Richard chairlift, go down along the piste on the right. When you reach the flat, continue to the right, following the fence surrounding a small lake. At the end of the flat, cross the piste and the Pellys ski lift to take a piste which climbs to the left and reaches a clearing.
Go down the track on the right which allows you to reach the starting point of the Mont Baron and Pellys ski lifts. Descend a little further, heading for the right side of the chalet. The path enters the forest, twists and turns and reaches a meadow. Go down to the Chalets des Esserts.
Take the track that goes into the forest and goes down along the torrent. Do not take the right-hand departures which allow you to join the Lanche track. You reach the car park which you just have to cross to reach the foot of the chairlift.
From 17/12 to 30/04.
Subject to snow conditions.
Free of charge. Paid access to the chairlift (pedestrian pass).
Paid access to the chairlift (pedestrian pass).
Sommet du télésiège de Pré-Richard
Bernex is located 20 minutes from Evian-les-Bains and 25 minutes from Thonon-les-Bains. In the village, take the direction of the ski resort.