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.



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


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





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