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Trail itinerary to the Mont Tendre

Trail Information

Départ et arrivée du trail (Google map): Cold du Marchairuz

Kilomètres: 15km

Ascension: 1006m

Temps: 2h45

Difficulté: Easy (T1)

Matériel: Salomon 12L gilet, longes and harness

Carte intéractive de l'itinéraire (Alltrails) : Lien

Starting the trail

In order to reach the starting point of the trail, you have to drive about 20 minutes from the freeway exit in Nyon (Vaud). The road leads directly to the Marchairuz pass, where the trail starts.

This trail is one of my favorites because it is easy to access, relatively simple and the scenery is just as beautiful. Perfect for a quick and magical sports session in nature with the dogs. You can let them go all along and it is very safe for you and them.

The Climb

The trail passes by two summits: the Grand Cunay and Mt. Tendre which is the return point. You can even take a break at the Buvette du Mt. Tendre, 10-minute walk from the summit. It is important however to take enough water during the trail because there is no water source along the way.

What I like particularly in this trail, it is the different landscapes and types of paths that we cross. We pass by different forests and pastures in which we sometimes meet cows. This trail is particularly nice for dogs because the trail is not always in full sun thanks to the forest and the ascent is not too steep for some little paws.

What we usually take with us:

  • Plenty of water for you and the dogs

  • Snack bars

  • A Salomon 12L running gilet

  • HOKA Speedgoat W4 trail running shoes

  • Long leash

  • Dogs treats

  • Transportable bowls for the dogs

  • Phone & Cash


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