The Refuge de Chésery is situated on a classic stage of the Savoyard portion of the GR 5. Halfway between the Léman and the massif of Mont Blanc, the refuge proposes an alternative maid between the stages of the Chapel of Abundance to Samoëns. More info on the Move your Alps website:

stage GR5 Thonon-Chamonix
stage GR5 Thonon-Chamonix

GR5 is a GR footpath that starts in the Netherlands, crosses Belgium and Luxembourg before crossing France from north to south. It is part of the European walking route E2.



This trail is famous for its route through the French Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice.


Les Crosets - 2h15

Morgins  -  2h30

Val-d'Illiez  -  3h15

Champéry  -  4h00

Bassachaux  -  1h15

Lindarets  -  1h30

Avoriaz  -  2h15

Morzine  -  3h30


For the GR5 hikers, it takes about 5h40 from Trebentaz, about 7h00 from Chapelle d'Abondance. In the opposite direction, it takes about 7h00 from Bostan/Chardonnière.


Train/bus to Les Crosets, Val-d'Illiez, Champéry or Morgins

Bus to Les Lindarets, Avoriaz or Montriond


©association internationale des Portes du Soleil
©association internationale des Portes du Soleil

With itineraries for family outings and tracks designed for mountain bike enthusiasts and professionals, the Portes du Soleil resorts offer you a wide range of facilities.


Further information here:


There is a space in front of the refuge to accommodate horses.


Access by car is prohibited.