Traverse Teysachaux - Moléson

Sunday 11 Jun 2023
difficult (T3)
1100m 1100m 14 km 6h Map

A traverse of two iconic mountains in the Swiss Prealps overlooking the region of Gruyères. With good visibility we will see a panorama of the entire Alpine range and of course Lake Geneva. The trail has some exposed sections and requires a sure foot.

We will take the train and bus to Les Paccots (1100m) and ascend Teysachaux (1909m) via its SW ridge. From the top we descend on a steep, grassy and rocky ridge to the Crête de Moléson which we follow to the summit of Le Moléson (2002m). From the summit we will skip the cable car and hike down to it base from where we will take a bus and train back to Geneva.


  • Usual hiking equipment and picnic
  • Buy your one-way train ticket in advance


  • Train tickets: ~42 CHF with demi-tarif
  • Ski Club tax: 5 CHF (15 CHF non-members)


  • Hike leader: Frank Winklmeier (scig@winklmeier.name)
  • Sign-up via email by Thursday, 08 Jun 2023 with the following information:
    • Full name
    • Mobile phone number
    • Are you a ski club member of the current 2023/24 season? (memberships expire at the end of May)


  • IR 7:59 Genève – 9:33 Les Paccots, village (via Palézieux, Châtel-St-Denis)
  • We meet on the platform towards the end of the train.
  • Return via bus+train from Moléson-sur-Gruyères at 16:18, 17:18 or 18:18 (2h45 to Geneva)


By registering, you agree that you are fit for this level of hike and/or that you have previously participated in a similar hike with SCIG. By registering, you confirm that you carry insurance against accidents and mountain rescue, including helicopter rescue operations (e.g. REGA). Check with your employer to see if you are properly insured. The hike leader and SCIG disclaim any and all liability for accidents related to this hike. The hike leader is not a professional guide.