Summer in Chindonne


Welcome to Auberge de Chindonne & Domaine des Giettes – your summer destination in the Swiss Alps.


Summer Activities At Chindonne

Let us take you on a journey through the magnificent Swiss mountains, where fresh air, panoramic views, pleasant temperatures and thrilling adventures await you. Located in the heart of the Alps, Auberge de Chindonne is the ideal starting point for exploring the breathtaking nature that surrounds us.

With nearly limitless hiking paths to enjoy throughout the mountain region, we are happy to welcome you to a friendly spot where you can enjoy food/drinks in our restaurant, or even stay overnight in our comfy accommodations.

The Chindonne lodge is located directly along the Tour des Dents du Midi with catering & accommodation possible for groups of all sizes. Once you arrive, you can select to stay overnight with a dormitory bed, a private room or even our our secluded Mazot cabin.

Whether you’re a beginner or a experienced hiker, you are guaranteed to discover a hiking adventure throughout the vast number of tours available for you to explore. This summer, get ready to experience unforgettable moments by taking part in incomparable hiking and trekking activities for all levels, solo, as a couple, with family or friends.

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Best Summer Activities Available At Chindonne
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Our Summer Events Schedule

Here at Chindonne we have many events scheduled for the summer season ahead. From concerts to parties, be sure to see what we have planned for the warm months ahead in our natural wonderland.

Summer Activities & Treks

Treks & Hikes in the Swiss Alps

Our picturesque hiking trails will take you through lush valleys, colorful alpine meadows and majestic peaks. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hiker, we have options to suit all levels. Discover the region's unique flora and fauna as you stroll along the marked trails.

Tour des Dents du Midi

Dents-de-Midi Tour (T.D.D.M.)

For the more adventurous, our region offers a multitude of high-mountain trekking possibilities. Let yourself be seduced by the appeal of the iconic peaks of the Swiss Alps. With every step, you'll be amazed by breathtaking panoramas.

Homemade Desserts

Local Cultural Experiences

In addition to outdoor activities, enjoy our warm hospitality and discover the local culture. Our hostel offers authentic Swiss cuisine, featuring regional products and seasonal specialties.

Auberge de Chindonne Restaurant & Terrace

How To Reach Us

Our hostel is easily reached by car, or by public transport + a one-hour hike from the main Swiss towns. For detailed instructions on how to reach us, visit our "How to find us" page.


Here Is The Events Program For Our Summer 2024 Season


The Famous Dents-de-Midi Hiking Tour (T.D.D.M.)

Welcome to the legendary Dents-du-Midi Tour in the Swiss Alps, a challenging adventure meant for advanced hikers looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the mountains. This 47 km trail can be completed in just 2 stages, with seven accommodations available along the way to plan your TDDM adventure as you wish.

With a highest point of 2494 m and an elevation gain and vertical drop of 3182m, this hike is rated T2 and T3 in difficulty and is only available from June to October. Those who want to experience the mountain dream but avoid any planning or risks can hire our experienced mountain leaders to guide them on this superb trail.

Come and discover the local flora and fauna as you take in the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. Visit the official website at to learn more and start planning your adventure today!


Short Day Hikes You Can Do From Chindonne

When you stay at Chindonne, you will have access to a wide range of hiking options in the surrounding mountains. From shorter day hikes to longer, more challenging treks, there is something for everyone.

For example, you could embark on the Dent de Valerette hike, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. Alternatively, the Forest Tour hike is a great option for those who want to explore the local flora and fauna, as it takes you through some of the area’s most beautiful forests.

Whatever you choose, you are sure to have an amazing time exploring the mountains around Chindonne.

Dent de Valerette

Dent de Valerette is a popular hiking destination in Switzerland. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The hike is rated as T2 and is recommended for experienced hikers. The trail passes through forests, alpine meadows, and rocky terrain, providing a varied and interesting hiking experience. The summit of Dent de Valerette offers panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and is well worth the climb. The hike is accessible from the town of Chindonne and can be completed in a few hours, making it a great option for a day hike.

The Forest Tour

Experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps with our forest tour, a short and breathtaking hike that takes you through the heart of the region. Immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna as you walk along the trail, and take in stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This hike is perfect for those looking for a quick adventure while exploring the wonders of the Swiss Alps.

Privatize The Lodge For Your Events From Mid-May To Mid-October

Our flexibility and the quality of our infrastructures will allow you to organize events of all types for groups from 30 people.

In addition to a personalized catering and accommodation formula, enjoy an exclusive recreational area of ​​more than 250 hectares by privatizing the entire Giettes area with these unlimited summer activities.

Ideal for: Birthday / Seminar / Yoga & Meditation Retreat / School Run / Family Party / Wedding / Summer Camp / Company Outing


The hostel: 69 beds divided into private rooms and dormitories
The mazot: completely renovated with 4-5 beds
In partnership with chalet cazot: 60 additional beds possible
No noise limit for your parties


A large 60-seat room and a large modular 100-seat room
Single meal, half board or full board
Made-to-order drinks option or open bar package

Domaine les Giettes

Hiking trails & summer sports at your doorstep
A whole mountain as a playground

Our Current Group Rates & Offers

Your visit will contribute to actively and concretely and directly support our Association les Cerniers in favor of Youth and Sport.

Meals at the Lodge
(From 40 people)

Mountain menu
Charcuterie board
Cheese Fondue
Dessert of the day
40.- p.p.

Private Lodge
(From 40 people)

Mountain menu + overnight stay + breakfast

+95 chf p.p. (place in dormitory)
+130 chf p.p. (private room)

Holiday Camps
(From 40 people)

Full board from 55.- p.p. for the week

Price privatization of the domain and activities on request