La Ventre à Terre

Date 09/01/2019

Country France

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Distance 12 km  6 KM

Elevation 1100 m  400 m


Located near Bellevaux, south of Lac Léman, the ‘Belly to Earth’ race starts at the foot of the ski slopes of La Chèvrerie at 1120 m and takes you to the source of the Brevon River. Thereafter the trail climbs to Lake Petetoz at 1435m. Well hidden in the forest, is the Petetoz pasture with beautiful cottages at 1518 m. From there, a traverese of the couloirs of Chalune takes you to the Vesinaz pass at 1802 m. The last assault is a steep climb, not used by hikers, directly to Chalune’s  summit at 2116 m.  Now all that remains is to go down again. First part of the technical descent to the Foron Pass (1832m), then softer and more green continuing in the valley of Petit Souvroz. And more than a few kilometers in the forest to finish this “Belly to Earth”!

The shorter race is called the Casse Pieds.