Route 1 - Chapel Saint Christophe
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This short route, with limited elevation, will allow you to discover the Chapel Saint Christophe, emblematic site of Evolène, and enjoying remarkable views of the valley and the surrounding peaks. With an elevation profile in pyramidal form, this itinerary is ideal to discover the specificities of trail-running. This route, on the west side, is accessible quickly in the spring.

The characteristics of the route.
Evolène (CH)
  • Distance 8.6 km
  • Elevation gain 370 m
  • Elevation lost 370 m
  • Min. elevation 1345 m
  • Max. elevation. 1662 m
  • Duration (depending on pace) 0h50 - 1h40
  • Marking yes
From Evolène, join the Fauchère by the cross-country skiing route. At La Fauchère, the path quickly go up until the first houses of Villa. Most of the difference in altitude is concentrated in this 1 km. This first part of the route must be managed correctly.

Start the DéfiTrail challenge at the start of the Fauchère (km 0.7) if you want to time this climb and compare yourself with other trail-runners!

Continue on the balcony path to the Chapel Saint Christophe. Take a short break to discover this remarkable site that offers an exceptional panorama of the valley and the surrounding peaks. Once you bring back from the chapel, take the small path on the right towards Molignon. Arriving at the hamlet La Confraric, cross to join the river Borgne. Cross the bridge then turn right on the road that goes back on Evolène. The forest track leaves after 500 meters to a grassed track in the middle of the pastures, which you follow for 1km to reach Evolène and the arrival of this itinerary.
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