homeLa Foilleuse
La Foilleuse Height Climbing height - length
1802m 1380m - 17.4 km (Monthey)
1058m - 12.8 km (Troistorrents); 588m - 6.2 km (fr. Morgins)
Difficulty Beauty
4 (5) 4 (5)
How to get there The climb from Monthey (422m) is a bit steep at first on the wide and busy road to Pas de Morgins/Col d’Abondance (1370m), when you turn off at Troistorrents (744m) the road continues flat through the village. Just at the end of the village you should again turn off the road, where the climb continues without pause to the pass. You again turn off this alternative road to Pas de Morgins before entering the woods on a narrow road that stays in the open landscape. You do not take the first steep road going off, that leads to Col de l’Abréviau/du Madzé (1634m), but the next one 100m higher up. At the end, after the last house, this private road becomes pretty bad and just 70m before the pass it turns fully to gravel.
Other comments The views from the pass and on the way up from Troistorrents are quite good (better still than on the nearby and lower Col de l’Abréviau/du Madzé). The last bit on the narrow road (from the alternative Pas du Morgins road) is quite lovely! One could get to this pass via Champoussin, where the asphalt ends at 1680m, but an easy gravel road (2 km) continues to Les Bochasses (1736m), where asphalt resumes again. (The gravel road to Pertuis Chetrain (1851m) that starts just after/before Les Bochasses, did not seem like a good idea to try with a road bike (a bit rough), so I did not include that pass in the map here.)