Le Catogne Mountain Trail from Champex is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Orsières that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October.
Breathtaking hike to reach the summit of the Mount Catogne (2600m) with the feeling to be on the top of the world The mount Catogne is famous for its vulcao-like shape. Starting from Champex, the lane is in the shadow of the trees for the first 2km. From the Belvedere to the top, the lane is on the bridge, offering wonderful 360 degree views on the Alps. And there are some surprises on the way. wild life and mountains flowers. Reasons to go there: 1. Champex, the starting point is a very cute ski resort with a wonderful lake and nice view over the Grand Combin. Champex is the starting point of a lot of great mountains hikes for beginner and mountaineers. 2. Le Catogne offers fantastic scenic views over the Rhone valley, the Massif du Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin, The Velan and the Dents du Midi: just breathtaking. Enjoy with your children the feeling to be on the top of the world at the end of a hike that is not that difficult. 3. wonderful high mountains flowers (rare and protected). 4. Great wildlife: eagles, ibex. Those animals are not dangerous even if they may come very close to you sometimes.