A lovely day’s hiking circuit with magnificent views over Salanfe, the Rhone Valley and the Vallon de Van. This trail is centred around the peak of Salantin, which reaches a height of 2482m, and offers walkers a true escape into the wilderness.
From the Inn, follow the trail that leads up to the Jorat pass (1). If you leave early enough, you may be lucky enough to see some of the magnificent alpine ibexes which pass the summer on Salantin’s slopes. From the pass, follow the trail as it snakes down to Noudanne Dessous (2), dominated by the mighty walls of the Gagneries Massif and the spectacular Cime de l’Est, jewel of the Dents-du-Midi range. Continue in the direction of Cocorié (3). Here, the trail enters the forest and passes by the Salantin chalet (4) to reach the hamlet of Diès (5). Winding through lush forest, the trail follows the Rhone Valley and includes several stunning viewpoints over the villages of Dorénaz, Collonges and Evionnaz. The return is along the road which leads to Van d’en Haut, the campground and then Salanfe dam.
Circular Trail around Salantin on SuisseMobile