• Sport

Biolle and Praz Bassoux pastures - Hike

A route that crosses pastures and forests without great difficulty. A hike that will teach you about the steps of the theme trail of the "Vardafe" marnerote. You can discover views of the Cluses Valley.

Sport Biolle and Praz Bassoux pastures - Hike Marnaz


Departing from Marnaz (74460)
Average length : 02h00
Duration of the itinerary : 1 Days
Distance : 3.7km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From Marnaz to the Biolle Oratory: 45 minutes
Take the path in the forest, it climbs steadily up to the log chalet, renovated and furnished, to discover the history of Biolle.

From the Oratory of Biolle to La Chardaz: 15 minutes
At the Oratory (erected in 1887) continue straight towards Praz Bassoux. After 500 meters, take the footbridge. At the intersection, go down on the right, cross the river and go up 500 meters to the sign
La Chardaz.

From La Chardaz to Praz Bassoux: 25 minutes
At La Chardaz, take the direction of Praz Bassoux on the right. Follow the flat path in the forest, then cross a field before arriving on the road. Go down the road for about 100 meters, then at the Chedde sign,
take a path on your right. Go down across the field and continue
in the forest. At the exit of the wood, you go straight down into the field
to Praz Bassoux chalets.

From Praz Bassoux to Ruisseau du Chêne: 15 minutes
From the chalets, go down towards the isolated tree in the field on the right. From the Praz Bassoux sign, cross the field straight to the edge of the wood. Then, you pass the gate to leave the field and immerse yourself in the forest. Cross the stream thanks to the footbridge and continue your descent.

From Ruisseau du Chêne to Marnaz-Center: 25 minutes
At the Ruisseau du Chêne sign, take direction Marnaz. The path in the forest becomes flat and brings you back to the Chez Vavin car park, then follow the road to find the start.

To do more from La Chardaz:
Blessed Lake. Duration 2h45 (one way)

Total elevation gain : 260m
Vertical drop : 260m

Further informations

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    The name "Marnaz" comes from the soil "the marl", which is a mixture of
    limestone and clay. Seat of a famous typically Savoyard pottery, created in 1890 and closed in 2010, this marl was used in the manufacture of containers for domestic use.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 01/04 to 14/11.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park


    Chemin de la Biolle 74460 Marnaz
    Departing from : Marnaz (74460)
    Latitude : 46.058666 - Longitude : 6.521263

    From Cluses take the Route Blanche / D1205 towards Marnaz. Take the road, to the right of the town hall to the chapel. Continue to the end of the
    asphalt road and park in the parking lot, just at the end of La Biolle path.

    More informations

    Information update on 14/03/2022 by Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme