• Sport

Tour of Mont César from Thollon

This itinerary allows you to walk around the Mont César (1548 m) and the Colombière (1512 m) and to cover a mountain atmosphere with alternating views of Lake Geneva and the Dent d'Oche.

Sport Tour of Mont César from Thollon Thollon-les-Mémises


Departing from Thollon-les-Mémises (74500)
Average length : 04h00
Total elevation gain : 850m
Distance : 11km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This itinerary, starting from Thollon, takes you to the mountain pastures and forests of Mont César.
From Chez les Vesin, you will take the Lain path and then the Thollon rural path which will take you to Creusaz in Bernex.
You will then take the direction of the mountain pastures Sur la Rasse and follow the forest path.
For a short stage, you will follow the GR du Balcon du Léman circuit and reach the Col de Pertuis, passing near the Colombière and the Pic des Mémises, before descending through the forests of Thollon.
Beautiful panoramas are offered throughout this hike alternating landscapes between lake, mountain pastures and mountains.

Total elevation gain : 850m
Altitude max : 1650m


PDIPR signposting with beige metal panels and green writing

Map references

TOP 25 N°3528 ET Morzine Massif du Chablais Les Portes du Soleil

Topoguides references

On sale in the tourist offices of the pays d’Évian.

Further informations

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    0/ Departure point: church car park in Thollon-les-Mémises.
    1/ Head towards the hamlet of "Chez les Vesins" and then "Lain".
    2/ Continue on the path to "Creusaz".
    3/ When you reach "Creusaz", take the path towards "Sur la Rasse".
    4/ Continue along the path through the forest.
    5/ At the fork in the road with the GR Balcon du Léman, take the path on the right towards "Sur les Prés".
    6/ When you arrive at the "Chalets sur les Prés", leave the GR and take a path that passes above these chalets, where you will arrive on the "crête du Grand Mottay".
    7/ Take the path on the left towards the "col de Pertuis".
    8/ Once you have reached the "col de Pertuis", go back down towards "Thollon village" to join the itinerary for the ascent to "Lain" and then take the same path from the start to return to the church.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Be well shod for this hike.
    It is recommended not to climb the Mont César.

    Dogs must be kept on a leash because of the presence of herds.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snowy period and depending on the weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Parking


    Parking de léglise 74500 Thollon-les-Mémises
    Departing from : Thollon-les-Mémises (74500)
    Latitude : 46.390739 - Longitude : 6.697773

    Free parking in the centre of the village of Thollon-les-Mémises next to the church and the town hall.

    Information update on 20/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance