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.



Petit Bargy

29 July 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The panorama discovered at the top of the Petit Bargy will enchant hikers wishing to contemplate the greater part of the Aravis Range. Made of limestone, the imposing Bargy Massif is ideally located for a discovery of the Aravis. In addition, many ibexes have settled on the


Bois d’Hermance and La Coule

31 March 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois d’Hermance, located on the heights of Megève, is the object of a beautiful winter hike. Intended for hikers who have already practiced snowshoeing, this itinerary of average difficulty leads under the slopes of Mont Joly after passing through a pretty coniferous forest


Mont Billiat

1 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

ont Billiat is a fabulous site to discover the Chablais Massif. Although of low altitude, its location offers a panorama on Lake Geneva on one side, Dent d’Oche and all the summits of Chablais on the other. The well-marked trail is accessible to all


Albert 1er Refuge

17 September 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Albert 1er Refuge undoubtedly is the only high mountain shelter accessible with children as the ski lifts of Col de Balme considerably reduce the elevation gain. The situation of the shelter perched above the Glacier du Tour, in front of Aiguille du Chardonnet and Aiguille du Tour offers


Lac Cornu and Lacs Noirs

25 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve offers hikers many itineraries in a majestic setting, facing the Mont Blanc Massif. The Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs remain one of those marvels revealing themselves to the gaze of the amazed observer. Requiring little effort, the route involves steep


Pointe d’Ireuse

3 November 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Little visible from the valley, Pointe d’Ireuse presents itself rather under the appearance of a vast dome than under the aspect of a peak. The itinerary describes a loop passing through the Chalets de Nifflon d’en Bas, then the picturesque chapel of Nifflon d’en Haut, with a return to the


Montagne de Sous-Dine

25 October 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Recognizable by its steep cliffs on its north face, the Montagne de Sous-Dine constitutes a pleasant hike in the heart of the Bornes Massif. The ascent begins in the forest, continues through the lapiaz, and ends in a vast grassy plateau which, because of its ideal location, offers an extensive panorama on


Lac de Lessy

6 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Lessy is nestled in a valley at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. The route proposed from the Chinaillon is intended for good walkers; It takes a route that goes through Aiguille Verte before going down to the Lac de Lessy. In the first part of the trail, signs inform


Pointe de la Gay

16 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Being the highest peak of a massif of average altitude, Pointe de la Gay dominates a vast plateau and discovers a 360 ° panorama on Lake Geneva including Roc d'Enfer, Cornettes de Bise, and Pointe de Chalune among others. The itinerary describes a loop using paths, starting with the paved road at


Pointe d’Autigny

2 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Easily accessible, Pointe d'Autigny is the goal of a hike that allows discovering mountain pastures at the foot of Mont Chauffé. The summit offers a splendid panorama on Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Pointe de Lachau and the Portes d'Oche





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