Published on 27 August 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre0
Located at the end of Lake Geneva in the heart of Chablais, the Grammont is part of these walks whose memory remains forever in your mind, as the landscapes are grandiose. Passing first by the picturesque Lac de Taney, the route then rises towards the Col des Crosses and the Grammont ridge offering a splendid view overlooking Lake Geneva. The footpath finally reaches the summit where hikers can observe the Jura and the Chablais Massif, the Rhone Valley, Grand Combin, Haut-Giffre as well as the Mont Blanc Massif.
Despite a seemingly sustained elevation gain, the hike is classified among “Intermediate” hikes, as apart from the absence of difficult passages, the elevation profile stays regular: there are no very steep portions.
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Altitude: 2,172 m
- Ascent: 2 hours 40 min
- Descent: 1 hour 50 min
- Elevation Gain: 1,100 meters
- Round-trip: 13.2 km
- Map: Carte nationale 1284 Monthey
Go to Evian then Saint Gingolph with the D1005 (ex RN5). Continue along the Route Cantonale 21 towards Vouvry. Get to Miex and park in the large parking lot at the terminus of the road in “Le Flon” hamlet.
GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.338396, 6.848895
Just like the Lac de Taney itinerary, take the path on the right at the end of the car park, which climbs straight into the forest and cuts the paved road several times.
The ascent continues by short tight switchbacks before returning to the road for 200 m to arrive at the Col de Taney then the lake after a short descent.
From the chalets, follow the “Le Grammont” path winding through the wood by wide zigzags. This pathway will then leave the forest and get to the Chalet des Crosses where you can already admire among others the Diablerets and Cornettes de Bise.
The trail ends later on the Col des Crosses under the Grammont before a slope leading to the bottom of the Grammont ridge. The summit materialized by a cross is reached in about fifteen minutes.
Take the same path as depicted above.
Photos of The Grammont
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