Les Pléiades marks the beginning of the Alp foothills and overlooks Léman as well as the towns and villages of the Vaud Riviera. The "les Tenasses" path is suitable for families and enables you to explore some of the natural wonders of this peak, for example the Tenasses Nature Reserve.
Once you have reached the Pléiades with its wonderful views after a short climb, the view extends over the Lake of Geneva and into Rhône valley and even as far as the snow-covered slopes of Mont Blanc if the weather is good.
Starting from the Motalles car park the route follows the Tenasses Nature Reserve which is known for its footpath dotted with instructive signboards and its carnivorous plants. You then follow the "L’Ermite" marked footpath with its interactive features which leads to the Chalet des Pautex. On the way back have a look at the wooden sculpture of the hermit which you will see at the beginning of the path. You then walk through the woods until you arrive at the Motalles car park.
Thanks to the reflective markers this path can also be followed at night, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a delicious fondue or mountain rösti (a type of potato cake) at the chalet-restaurant des Pléiades after a day of exercise in the open air.
Starting at the Motalles car park, take the direction towards the Tenasses Nature Reserve. Go straight on at the information board; when you come to the fork turn right and follow the "Ermite" signposted footpath leading to the chalet des Pautex. Take the steps upwards into the forest and follow the footpath. Follow the small road when you leave the forest. After 500 m turn left and re-enter the forest until you arrive back at the Motalles car park.
- 1.9 km
- Difference in height
- 86 Metres
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