Walking and other entertainment
Countless well-maintained mountain trails are available to you, right outside your door. These cater to all levels of outdoor enthusiast and can be enjoyed by the casual rambler to the experienced hiker for anything from a morning walk to a multi-day high level mountain trek, with stays in cabins along the way.
Find inspiration in our well-stocked and up-to-date tourist information folder. From exploring the breathtaking 2000 meter (6000 ft) Emosson dam, accessible by funicular, to opting for the more vigorous biking activity along part of the Tour de France route, to window shopping in the fashionable Chamonix streets, there is something for every taste.
In Martigny you will find the Pierre Gianadda Museum, on Thursday there is a local market with many local products.
The chalet is situated just outside the hamlet of Giétroz, in the Trient Valley. Within easy reach of the French and Italian borders, it is accessible by road, mountain train and funicular from Martigny, Chamonix (both 35 min. by car) and Geneva.(1h. 40 min.)
Sur la Poya is named for the word for Alpine meadow tucked away amid pastures and mature trees. Cars have thus to be parked at approx. 250 meters (750 ft) from the chalet. You will find a wheelbarrow available to transport luggage that cannot easily be carried.
Public transport: For sporty people, it is very well possible to visit Sur la Poya by train. Take the scenic Mont Blanc mountain express train to from Martigny or from Chamonix to Chatelard, and walk from there in approximately 40 minutes to Giétroz. (This is a steep but paved road, except the last 250 metres leading up to the chalet) Depending on the season and your time of arrival you could even take the funicular and get off at the Giétroz stop.