View from la pierre du Moëllé José Crespo
Leysin Summer © José Crespo
Les Mosses Summer © José Crespo

Leysin - Les Mosses - N°46

This route is the same one used for a stage of the « Tour des Alpes vaudoises ».
Ascent from Feydey up to Les Fers going through forest and fields. From Les Fers, the path continues in the direction of the Tour de Famelon. The hike then goes under the peak to join up with the Pierre du Moëllé imparting a spectacular panoramic view along the way. Next it goes beyond the Mont d’Or to get to Col des Mosses.

From Feydey train station go up to the junction with Rue du Commerce (paved road). Take a left and continue going up until you see the Feydey church on your right. Take the path which lies above the church and which continues through forest and fields until it meets up with the tarmac road that climbs up to Les Fers (about 30 minutes). Follow this road and when you come to the Plans junction, take the rough high road which leads you to Les Fers restaurant. The gradient rises steadily and presents a splendid view of the mountain peaks. A well earned rest to take in this magnificent vista is essential at this stage !

From Restaurant Les Fers, climb up towards the Tour de Famelon. The path rises steeply to the crossing (1900m.), then goes on in the direction of the Pierre du Moëllé ; the path hugs the hillside and goes under the Tour de Famelon. Be careful here as there could still be patches of snow on the crossing up to the Pierre du Moëllé. As you progress further along the hike, you will soon come upon the spectacular panorama overlooking Lake Hongrin and its beautiful rock formations. At the Pierre du Moëllé restaurant, treat yourself to a well-earned rest before attempting to go across to Les Mosses.

Take the tarmac road going downhill in the direction of "Col des Mosses" for 10 minutes, then at the first bend, take a left and continue along the path which goes by the Mont d’Or. After around 30 minutes, the path climbs steeply for another 40 minutes, direction Larzey. The Larzey crossing gives you the chance to admire the sheer beauty of the area and the richness of its flora. Exiting the forest, climb gently and then go through the fields. From there you can gaze upon Pic Chaussy as you get within reach of Col des Mosses.

Please check out the bus timetable on-line at www.cff.ch to find out the return times of the bus. Attention : Limited service, especially at weekends and school holidays.

Town
Leysin
Distance
17 km
Duration
5h20
Difference in height
977 Metres
Difficulty
Medium

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