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Hard hikes (850 to 1500 m of elevation gain, 3 to 4 hours of walking, 10 to 20 km round-trip) in Haute-Savoie, Switzerland and Italy.



Mont Vorassay

5 June 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mount Vorassay (2287 m altitude) is a privileged observation point for a large number of prestigious and emblematic summits of Haute-Savoie. The circuit I propose below describes a loop in which the first part of the ascent is done in forest and undergrowth


Lac de Lovenex

3 June 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The objective of this hike is to discover Lac Lovenex nestled in a very wild setting in the middle of a combe bounded by the Grande Miette and the Mont Valeur. This Franco-Swiss hike will take us to Pas de Lovenex, the highest point of the itinerary, in order to discover the Lac de Lovenex from


Pointe Noire de Pormenaz

12 September 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe Noire de Pormenaz is a summit of the Giffre massif overlooking Lac de Pormenaz situated below on its north-eastern flank. Located in a dominant position in relation to the Diosaz valley, Pointe Noire de Pormenaz remains a must-see in Haute-Savoie


Lac de la Persévérance

28 August 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Nestled at the foot of the Aiguilles Rouges, the Lac de la Persévérance is a curiosity that will leave beautiful memories for the hiker. Less frequented than the popular Lac Blanc below, the Lac de la Persévérance is nonetheless a choice destination thanks to the setting it offers


Augstmatthorn via Harderkulm

4 October 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Le Augstmatthorn est une cime mythique des alpes bernoises. Du haut de ses 2136 m d’altitude, le Augstmatthorn domine le Lac de Brienz en contrebas et offre un des plus beaux panoramas des Alpes


Col and Lac d’Anterne

19 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Sixt-Passy Nature Reserve, the Lac and Col d'Anterne remain a must in Haute-Savoie. Of glacial origin, Lac d'Anterne is a water reservoir of about 760,000 m3 at the foot of the majestic Rochers des Fiz


Mont de Grange

2 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont de Grange is one of the iconic peaks of the Chablais Massif. At an altitude of 2432 m (which is identical to that of the Cornettes de Bise), Mont de Grange dominates the Val d'Abondance in all its splendour. The panorama offered to the hiker is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in


Pointe d’Areu (Pointe des Arbennes)

22 July 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe d'Areu is a mountain overlooking the Arve valley at the end of the Aravis massif. Due to an omission on the IGN map, the Pointe d'Areu is often confused with the Pointe des Arbennes (also called Pointe d'Arbenne or Pointe d'Areu de Romme)


Col du Pigne via Cabane de Moiry

31 July 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the Val d’Anniviers in the heart of the Valais, under the imposing Pigne de la Lé, the Col du Pigne is the subject of a hike that will surely remain in the memory of the walker in search of breathtaking landscapes. The route starts at the Moiry Dam at 2250 m above the village of Grimentz


The Salève (via Etrembières)

13 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Salève is an emblematic summit of Haute-Savoie and the Geneva Basin, offering the walker a panorama of choice on the vast majority of the peaks of the region, as well as on Lake Annecy and Lake Geneva. A quick look at the map shows that several hiking routes are possible in order to climb





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