This crossing uses public transport, a regular service for the Pleiades and Les Avants train.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

698

m

1,068

m

22

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

##Descente Les Pléiades >> Fontaine des Pautex From the terminus of the train which is the top of the slopes, go down on the ski slope to the Pt1206 car park (Les Motalles car park) then go down into the clearing Les Riaux by the Pt1153 (summer road) then the farm of the Pt1065 to join the road.

You take off your shoes to go up to L'Alliaz (1040 m).

The skins are put on to go up the summer path (Chemin de l'Étroit).

Barbed wire prevents a climb up through the clearings.

We reach the road to finish by foot (little walking) to the Fontaine des Pautex (Pt1155 on the map) ##Fontaine des Pautex >> Le Folly We find the normal path for Le Folly, and there are several possibilities for that, see [[routes/51258|Le Folly]] ##The Folly >> The Before From Le Folly (1730 m), go into the forest towards La Forcla, under Le Molard.

Depending on the conditions with or without the skins.

We go down to La Forcla (1622 m) then we go down by road under this farm (summer road on the map).

We leave this road after a few minutes in the gap at the level of the "evau" of Vallon d'Orgevaux on the map.

Go down this valley to Cergnaule.

The road is clear from Pt1295 and so it passes into the basin with a small ascent (on foot or skating depending on the snow).

From Cergnaule (1283) where the bar is closed in winter, go down by road, with the possibility of cutting through the field the first bend.

We arrive at Sonloup and follow the sled run.

There are some nice slopes to cut but it scrapes quickly.

The sled run can be used by cars between 11:30 and 13:30 and from 16:30 to 19:00 (also 22:00 to 9:00).

We arrive in front of the Avants station and its open bistro.<br/><br/>_This Adventure has been shared under the [Creative Commons Share Alike](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) licence._