Author Archives: Pierre-Alexandre

Lac des Plagnes

27 April 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac des Plagnes can be the object of a beautiful family walk in the Valley of Abondance. Very popular with fishermen in summer, its banks are accessible by a small path that makes a loop and allows admiring the surrounding landscape


Mont Orchez

5 March 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

With Montagne de Chevran, Mont Orchez constitutes a superb belvedere on the Valley of the Arve facing the Môle and the Bargy Massif. Without any difficulty, the path gets through a beautiful forest by a sometimes very steep path. In wet weather, the descent can be very slippery


Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard and Lacs de Fenêtre

30 September 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The journey begins in Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, at the Col and Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard for a very nice outing. The altitude of the starting point (2469 m) and the highest point of the hike (2775 m) offer magnificent panoramas on the


Lac du Mont Charvin

16 August 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located at the southern end of the Aravis Range, Mont Charvin dominates the town of Ugine. The Lac du Mont Charvin, nestled in a beautiful basin at the foot of the eponymous summit is the goal of this hike. There is no real difficulty: a very short and steep passage under the Col des Porthets and a brief


Tour des Rochers de Leschaux

3 August 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Tour des Rochers de Leschaux is part of the excursions demanding little effort, but which still require a good physical condition considering the length of the itinerary, as well as a secure foot to get through several steep passages with high declivity (but no exposed passages). The Rochers de Leschaux


Petit Bargy

29 July 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The panorama discovered at the top of the Petit Bargy will enchant hikers wishing to contemplate the greater part of the Aravis Range. Made of limestone, the imposing Bargy Massif is ideally located for a discovery of the Aravis. In addition, many ibexes have settled on the


Aouille de Criou

1 July 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aouille or Aiguille du Criou is a large rocky plate that culminates at 2023 m of altitude by a vertiginous cliff of more than 700 m above the Refuge de Folly. Highly visible from Samoëns, the Criou Massif is a belvedere of choice on the Valley of the Giffre, with a superb outlook on the Aravis


Sur la Pointe (or Rochers de la Motte)

19 April 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated opposite Pointe de la Gay, this summit named Sur la Pointe is a hiking destination within easy reach of everyone, and is ideal for a nice family outing. The summit of Sur la Pointe offers a beautiful panorama of Lake Geneva, the Roc d'Enfer and the pastures of Chablais, and overlooks


Bois d’Hermance and La Coule

31 March 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois d’Hermance, located on the heights of Megève, is the object of a beautiful winter hike. Intended for hikers who have already practiced snowshoeing, this itinerary of average difficulty leads under the slopes of Mont Joly after passing through a pretty coniferous forest


Col de Pierre Carrée

13 January 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

From the Col de Pierre Carrée, which is the northern part of Flaine ski resort, it is possible to take a pedestrian route that leads among the pines to reach a beautiful point of view on the valley of Cluses and the ski resort of Carroz d ’Araches. On the other side is the panorama of the immense


Lac Damoz des Moulins

21 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac Damoz des Moulins is an ideal hiking goal by a hot summer day. Most of the itinerary takes place in a forest where reign freshness and pleasant humidity. The lake of modest size is nestled at the foot of the Tavaneuse Massif in a calm and serene environment



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