• Sport

Thyez and its interpretation trail - Hike

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

The Pointe d'Orchex offers you a superb panorama over the Arve valley, the Môle and the Bargy Massif. Designed for young and old, this fun and educational route is offered to you to understand the characteristic environment of the territory.

Sport Thyez and its interpretation trail - Hike Thyez


Departing from Thyez (74300)
Average length : 02h00
Duration of the itinerary : 1 Days
Total elevation gain : 330m
Vertical drop : 330m
Distance : 6km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From Rontalon Parking to Sur le Coux: 40 minutes
Follow the tarmac road for 200 meters to the hamlet of Rontalon. The path begins on the left in the pastures. The path continues, marked with 8 explanatory panels on fauna, flora and forest to join the tarmac road. Follow the signs. You reach the asphalt road again, until Sur le Coux.

From Sur le Coux to Le Coux de Marignier: 20 minutes
Take the road suitable for vehicles, to the right of the Auberge de la Pointe d'Orchex to Coux de Marignier.

From Coux de Marignier to Nierfait: 35 minutes
Descend by the path that plunges into the forest. Follow the signs to Bourbonnyre and Nierfait.

From Nierfait to Rontalon Parking: 25 minutes
At a place called Nierfait, take the road on the left, and pass a bus stop
Nierfait. Continue straight on the road until the next markup. The path
go down a little on the right, and go up a little further. At road level,
continue right until the bus stop "la Riolle". Cross and climb the Riolle road and follow the signs to reach the starting point.

Total elevation gain : 330m
Vertical drop : 330m


The trail is marked with signs.

Map references

TOP 25 IGN 3430 ET

Further informations

Ground, Grit

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    Thyez is a city whose economy and urban landscape are marked by
    industry (watchmaking then bar turning). Many Gallo-Roman remains have been found during excavations around the Roman parish church.

    Respect the wildlife and the flora already weakened by winter. Keep your dogs on a leash. Bring back your rubbish


    Free access. Detailed sheet available at the Tourist Office.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Keep your dog on a leash, he can scare off herds and wild animals.

    Period of practice

    From 01/04 to 15/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Pets welcome


    Parking de Rontalon Route de la Riolle 74300 Thyez
    Departing from : Thyez (74300)
    Latitude : 46.095244 - Longitude : 6.541466

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    Information update on 10/06/2024 by Cluses Arve & montagnes Tourisme