Snowshoeing treks " Du Penon au mont Pelat"
Parking des Nivéoles, 73340, Aillon-le-Jeune
From 17/12 to 07/04.
A beautiful trek up Mont Pelat (1,543 m) and its 360° panorama of the peaks of the Massif des Bauges. You must be in good physical condition to undertake this trek.
Departure from Le Penon: take the path which is opposite the basin (alt. 993 m) and which goes up behind the houses. From the beginning, the slope is quite steep and flat passages are rare. The path passes through the woods with a few switchbacks. Carefully follow the summer markings (yellow arrows on a green background). After the deciduous forest, the progression continues under the fir trees. Around 1230 m we cross the track that comes from Lindar. You can go directly to the Morbié building or follow the road. Continue a few meters above the farm, to take the path indicated by the sign: “Mont Pelat 1h30”. It takes you to the Col de la Sciaz 1338 m. To reach the summit of Mont-Pelat, go up the meadow with the most elevation gain (200 m). The last part in view of the summit is the least steep. As you progress, the panorama spreads out around you: on the right, the Isère valley with the Belledonnes chain in the foreground, further north, the Dent d'Arclusaz and the Bauges peaks . On your left you will see the Aillons-Margériaz 1000 resort at the bottom and in the distance the Aillons-Margériaz 1400 ski area. The summit is worth lingering to enjoy a 360° overview. If you wish, you can walk along the small ridge that leads you to the summit of Mont Morbié. The return is by the same route.