Trottinettes à Champex-Lac
In summer, the Champex-Lac resort offers scooter rides using the Breya chairlift. The beginning of the course involves relatively difficult passages, which requires a minimum age of 12 years.
The 6.7 km route follows the same path as the sledge run in winter, with the exception of the terminal part from the Arpette relay. Even if the path follows small gravel or dirt roads, it should be remembered that the first part of the descent has difficult sections due to steep slopes on rocky ground. As soon as you arrive at the bottom of the pretty and wild val d’Arpette, the track becomes slightly sloping and in good condition.
It takes about 1 hour to complete.
The map of the scooter track with the ascent on the chairlift.
Ascent by chairlift
The scooter is rented at the bottom of the Breya chairlift near the village of Champex at an altitude of 1493 metres. The top of the chairlift, the beginning of the scooter track, is at 2186 metres.
View from the top
A magnificent landscape is available at the top of the Breya chairlift. An observation table is available at the refreshment bar below the chairlift.
A panorama taken in winter on clear days during the winter sledging in Champex-Lac. We can see in particulary the Grand-Combin massif which is the highest mountain in French-speaking Switzerland after the Dent Blanche and the Rhône valley to Lake Geneva.
Two zip lines are in place at the arrival of the chairlift. Prices and registrations are available at the departure of the chairlift.
The scooters are picked up at the arrival of the chairlift. Two models are available, the child model in blue and the adult model in green.
Descent on scooters
The scooter track crosses a bridge over the Durnand d’Arpette river to reach the Relais d’Arpette. This river feeds a few meters below the bisse de Champex-Lac and above Martigny, forms the magnificent gorges of the Durnand.
Scooters are rented on sunny days and the organizer recommends to book before coming. The telephone number is available at the beginning of this article.
The prices for a chairlift ride and a scooter ride are as follows:
- Adult: 20 francs
- Child: 13 francs
- Young and old: 17 francs
A short promotional video on the Champex-Lac scooter ride.
Webcam on the Val d’Arpette.
Scooters in French-speaking Switzerland