Location: Jura Vaudois, region Bassins, Arzier
Description: easy hike, typical Jura topography. Magnificent views of Lake Geneva and Geneva’s water jet from the top of Mount Sâla.
Total length: about 15 km
Walking time: about 4 hours
Elevation: +/-493 meters
Altitude: between 1250 and 1,550 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 260 St Cergue
Best period: from March to November, possible to do snowshoes in winter
Difficulty : T2
From the village of Bassins, take the route des Montagnes to the chalet des Pralets. 200 meters before the chalet, take a forest road upstream towards the North. Until the top of Mount Sâla the route is obvious and regularly reported. Then follow “Le Croue”, “L’Arzière”. From l’Arzière head east towards the « Marais rouge”. 250 meters after altitude 1319, turn left on a forest road towards the “Bois de la Grande Enne”, there is no indication. Follow to altitude 1298, turn left (indication Les Pralets) to reach the starting point.
Throughout the course there are many places to hold a picnic. The ascent of Mount Pelé is complicated and without path.
The “chalet des Pralets” is not served by public transport.