Browsing the "Intermediate" Category

Intermediate hikes (350 to 850 m of elevation gain, 2 to 3 hours of walking, 5 to 10 km round-trip) in Haute-Savoie, Switzerland and Italy.



The Prarion

20 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Prarion, whose toponym evokes a “round meadow” or “ruined meadow,” is undoubtedly a beautiful winter hike. Located at the end of the Chamonix valley, this summit will enchant the hiker with the splendor of the panorama unveiled on Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Fiz, and Aravis


Balcon des Mémises

25 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Balcon des Mémises is the object of a magnificent hike alternating between paths in the forest, easy climbing in big blocks of rocks, and walking along the crests with a beautiful panorama on Lake Geneva, Chablais, and Jura Massif


Mont Ouzon

24 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont Ouzon and its rocks remain a very beautiful point of view on the Chablais Alps and the Mont Blanc Massif as well as on Lake Geneva. The climb is quite harsh at first in the forest but gets smoother when reaching the Col de Planchamp


Lac de Pormenaz

11 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

In the heart of Passy National Nature Reserve, Lac de Pormenaz, overlooked by the imposing eponymous Pointe Noire and Rochers des Fiz, is a must-see summer outing. The route easily leads to the Torrent du Souay to finally rise more frankly


Lac Blanc

7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac Blanc is one of the greatest classics of the Chamonix Valley that will make hikers discover a grand panorama of the beauty of high mountains. The itinerary I propose describes a loop that leads from Lac Blanc to Lacs des Chéserys


Lac de Darbon

19 July 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated in the heart of Chablais Massif between the imposing Dent d'Oche in the north and Cornettes de Bise in the south, the Lac de Darbon represents an agreeable hiking objective. The itinerary describes a circuit reaching the Col de Bise,


Trient Glacier

2 July 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

I propose an excursion in Switzerland for an easy walk that allows observing the Trient Glacier. The trail follows along the Bisse du Trient for about four kilometers. A “bisse” is an artificial


Aiguillette des Houches

8 June 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Aiguillette des Houches is a magnificent stroll in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif that takes part of the Tour du Mont Blanc. With its sumptuous views of the Mont Blanc Massif, this hike will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable


The Parmelan

23 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Parmelan is one of the must-sees of Haute-Savoie. Visible from the surroundings of Annecy, its imposing cliffs dominate and make it a panoramic viewpoint that will amaze any hiker. The ascent by the Grand Montoir is delicate


Glacier d’Argentière

11 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Chamonix Valley has, since the middle of the eighteenth century, largely captivated our souls due to the magnificence and the grandeur of its mountains. Bordered by these colossal rocks getting close to the sky, its glaciers, immense tongues





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