The Rathvel pond
The Rathvel pond is an ancient peat bog that was exploited hundreds of years ago in Rathvel near Châtel-St-Denis
It is registered in the national inventory of batrachians reproduction sites. The site brings together the three species of amphibians possible in this kind of environment and at that altitude: the common toad, common frog and the Alpine newt. Among plants, there are rare wetlands such as the spotted orchid, the burnet officinal or comaret.
A wood shaving covered path leads along the pond.
Along the path...
4 educational illustrated boards will give you a lot of interesting information on this specific natural site
1 giant "snakes and ladders" game on the theme of the tadpole’s development
1 picnic table
Office du Tourisme Châtel-St-Denis / Les Paccots et la Région
Place d'Armes 15
+41 (0)21 948 84 56
Properties of the itinerarie
Difficulty : Very easy
Length : 0.5 km
Duration : 0.5 hours
Type of activity : Family
Walking time : 30 minutes
Starting point : parking Rathvel