Forclaz pass / Trient




Location: Trient valley above Martigny

Description: Nice easy hike with a magnificent view of the Trient glacier

Total length: about 11 km

Walking time: about 4 hours

Elevation: +/-600 meters

Altitude: between 1’280 and 1’780 meters

National hiking map 1: 50’000: 282 Martigny

Best period: from april to november

Difficulty : T2

From the Col de la Forclaz take the direction «les Prélayes». After the Pro du Si alpine chalet, continue uphill for 500 meters and at the end of the ascent follow flat south-east (do not take the direction of Les Prelayes) and then downhill to reach the bisse de Trient . Follow the bisse to the water intake. cross the river Trient and take the direction of Trient / Le Peuty. The descent follows a road and a path. At the end of the descent, follow the river on the left bank to the village of Trient. After the church, turn right to join the climb to the Col de la Forclaz. The start of the path is on the upstream side of the main pass road. The end of the climb reaches the Bisse du Trient, which you have to follow north-west to the starting point at the Col de la Forclaz.

Practical information

Very easy hike. There are many parking spaces at the start of the hike.

Print itinerary

Interactive map

Public transport timetable (from Martigny to col de la Forclaz)