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.



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


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


Col and Lac d’Anterne

1 September 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The outing to Lac and Col d’Anterne constitutes a wonderful hike. However, this hike is only for trained walkers because the length of the course and the elevation gain are not negligible. The itinerary is reminiscent of the enchantment felt during the trip to the Chalets de Sales


Cornettes de Bise

20 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Cornettes de Bise offers a beautiful panorama but requires a real effort to reach its summit. The hike is difficult because of the length of the course, the important gain and a long very steep passage somewhat exhausting for the legs. Many exposed passages require great vigilance. The itinerary


La Tournette

23 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Tournette is a superb spot to contemplate all the summits above Lake Annecy as well as the Aravis Range and the Mont Blanc Massif, sometimes hidden by the clouds when it's hot. This route is somewhat technical in its final part, as many passages are equipped with cables and


Pointe et Lac de Tardevant

18 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aravis Range is made up of a succession of combes delimited by calcareous peaks. The combe of Tardevant is situated in middle and is the only one to have a lake, which makes it a perfect hiking destination. The itinerary runs along the slopes of the Grand Crêt


Pic du Jallouvre

15 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pic du Jallouvre remains a very beautiful excursion reserved for the experienced walkers. If the beginning of the trail is a charming bucolic walk in the alpine pastures of Cenise, what follows next is quite different: very quickly, the path passes near a vast scree


Roc and Lac de Tavaneuse

20 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary presented here describes a loop which allows discovering the whole site of Tavaneuse. All the beauties that one can meet during a hike are part of the scenery: high peaks, a lake, waterfalls, exposed paths, alpine pastures, late névés, and very abundant flora on the whole course. This hike





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