Trail Running In The Châtel Area:




Marked Summer Trails & The App

A relatively recent guide for trail runners has come via the dedicated marked trails and an app, which has loads of info and about 400km of routes on it..

Now, some of the walking paths and trails have small trail running signs on them (see below), which have numbers on them which relate to the route numbers in the App. There's a great selection of routes, some of which you can use in conjunction with the local lift system.


Info below from:


"...Without frontiers, the trail running reinvented and accessible!

A jogging this summer, would you like to? Set out to conquer the Portes du Soleil with over 400km of marked mountain running trails. The 46 permanent courses, which start from one of the 24 ski lifts open in the summer, allow you to learn how to run in the mountains. From one of the 12 stations of the Portes du Soleil, run across borders, safely with a map, a free mobile app and land markup. Follow your live progression with GPS tracking, live weather with webcams, alerts, etc. Let’s start on the top of the lifts, this offer is included in the Multipass!

Specific features on the Trail Running Portes du Soleil app


Localization and orientation on detailed maps thanks to the GPS of your smartphone,
Descriptions of routes and points of interest on the route,
Route follow-up alert to be notified if you move away from the route,
Emergency module: Start a call or sending an emergency SMS in the event of a problem,
Weather in 5 days,
Addition of realizations and reports,
News: find in the application the latest news in the news aired on the web portal
Sharing on social networks.

Integrated purchase of the IGN (France) and Swisstopo (Switzerland) maps of the territory;
Section ski lifts: find the schedules of the lifts to prepare your outings;
MultiPass offer;


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Example of info sign.

How they look in France.

... and one on the Swiss side.


Other Trails:

There are also a huge number of marked walking and hiking trains in the area, which are not on the App. These are well signposted in most cases.

Info on these can be found at: