Browsing the "Hard" Category

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 Charvin

14 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to the Aravis Range to a place previously described in August 2007: Mont Charvin. If the lake was the objective of the last excursion, here you’ll have to climb the mountain overlooking the lake. Located at the end of the range between


Lac des Chambres

30 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac des Chambres, nestled at the foot of Pointe Rousse and Roches de la Couarra, is the objective of this walk. Formerly covered with late névé and icebergs, the Lac des Chambres today is a real “observatory” on the direct consequences of global warming


Lac de la Vogealle

7 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac de la Vogealle, located just east of Haute-Savoie in the Giffre Massif, is a source of wonder for the hiker. Surrounded by Dents Blanches, this lake offers a magical spectacle on the rare summits of more than 3000 m of the department accessible without


Mont Joly

15 August 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Well visible from the Sallanches Valley, Mont Joly is a true observatory on the Mont Blanc Massif as well as the surrounding massifs, such as the Aravis Range or the Vanoise Massif. Like the peaks of the Italian Val Ferret


Mont de la Belle Combe (Bella Comba)

28 July 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Very popular with walkers around Mont Blanc, the Val Ferret impresses by the incredible view on the Italian slope of the Mont Blanc Massif. Not very frequented, Bella Comba is a monumental belvedere on the spectacle offered by the Val Ferret


Lacs Jovet

20 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lacs Jovet are the objective of a very nice hike for the well-trained walker given the length of the course. Taking the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit, the route offers a magnificent landscape along the path that attracts the eye


Nid d’Aigle and Bionnassay Glacier

14 September 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Nid d’Aigle is the terminus of the famous Mont Blanc train, the arrival point of a very large number of tourists of all nationalities and departure of the route to Mont Blanc. The route passes through the pastures of the Are and follows


Cheval Blanc and Lacs d’Emosson

31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Overlooking the beautiful site of Emosson, the Cheval Blanc, facing Mont Buet, is a superb plateau offering a 360 ° panorama over the entire Alps. Weather is primordial for this hike; It is necessary to benefit from a clear sky


Tête de Bostan and Col de Bostan

6 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s go to Morzine for a hike that takes part of the “GR 5 Tour des Dents Blanches” to get to the Tête de Bostan. The route starts from the Pont de Chardonnière, crosses the Terres Maudites


Tête Pelouse

26 July 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête Pelouse is the object of a superb hike that will make you discover the Aravis Range and the beautiful Valley of Confins. Not so far from the Lac and Pointe de Tardevant, the itinerary reaches a rocky summit not very frequented that offers an unforgettable point of view


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





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