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.



Pic du Marcelly

12 September 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pic du Marcelly is the object of a magnificent hike that describes a loop starting through the pastures of Praz-de-Lys, to continue on the ridges of Pointe de la Couenasse, before ending overlooking Lac de Roy. Formerly classified as “difficult” because


Bel Oiseau

22 August 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to Lake Emosson, in the Canton of Valais, near Chamonix, for a walk much less renowned than the illustrious Cheval Blanc or Mont Buet: Bel Oiseau. Located at the end of the Barberine Valley and at the western end of Lake Emosso


Tête des Prapators

13 September 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated at the end of the Grand Balcon Nord, Tête des Prapators, a hill of moderate difficulty, allows the hiker to discover one of the most prestigious areas of the Chamonix Valley: the Mer de Glace. Stuck between Aiguille des Grands Montets


Le Suet

9 September 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Standing between the Plateau des Glières and Bornes Massif, and located at the end of Mont Lachat, Le Suet, despite its low altitude, turns out to be a splendid viewpoint on Lake Geneva area


Lac de Lessy (via the Petit-Bornand)

20 June 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Lessy, the goal of this hike, is nestled in a combe at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. This itinerary located under the Plateau de Cenise is accessible to all and is easier than the one described by the Chinaillon because it is shorter and less steep


Tré-la-Tête Glacier

30 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of Les Contamines Nature Reserve, Tré-La-Tête Glacier offers all hikers a feeling of elevation towards the highest peaks. Surrounded by several summits seeming impossible to climb, Tré-La-Tête Glacie


Petit and Grand Croisse Baulet

21 June 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Visible from Sallanches, Croisse Baulet is a stroll of choice that will provide the hiker with one of the most beautiful views of Haute-Savoie as one can contemplate the Mont Blanc Massif, the Aravis Range, and the Fiz Massif


Roche Parnal

1 October 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Overlooking the Bornes Massif, Roche Parnal presents itself as a large rocky boulder between Montagne de Sous-Dine and the Trampes. Once at the top of Roche Parnal, you will discover a magnificent panorama


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





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