Intermediate

Published on 27 August 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Le Grammont

Located at the end of Lake Geneva in the heart of Chablais, Le Grammont is part of these walks whose memory remains forever in your mind, as the landscapes are grandiose. Passing first by the picturesque Lac de Taney, the route then rises towards the Col des Crosses and Le Grammont ridge offering a splendid view overlooking Lake Geneva. The footpath finally reaches the summit where hikers can observe the Jura and the Chablais Massif, the Rhone Valley, Grand Combin, Haut-Giffre as well as the Mont Blanc Massif.
Despite a seemingly sustained elevation gain, the hike is classified among “Intermediate” hikes, as apart from the absence of difficult passages, the elevation profile stays regular: there are no very steep portions.


  • Difficulty: Intermediate hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 2,172 m
  • Ascent: 3 hours 00 min
  • Descent: 2 hour 00 min
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 meters
  • Round-trip: 13.2 km
  • Map: Carte nationale 1284 Monthey

 

Getting There

Go to Evian then Saint Gingolph with the D1005 (ex RN5). Continue along the Route Cantonale 21 towards Vouvry. Get to Miex and park in the large parking lot at the terminus of the road in “Le Flon” hamlet.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.338396, 6.848895

Ascent

Just like the Lac de Taney itinerary, take the path on the right at the end of the car park, which climbs straight into the forest and cuts the paved road several times.
The ascent continues by short tight switchbacks before returning to the road for 200 m to arrive at the Col de Taney then the lake after a short descent.
From the chalets, follow the “Le Grammont” path winding through the wood by wide zigzags. This pathway will then leave the forest and get to the Chalet des Crosses where you can already admire among others the Diablerets and Cornettes de Bise.
The trail ends later on the Col des Crosses under Le Grammont before a slope leading to the bottom of Le Grammont ridge. The summit materialized by a cross is reached in about fifteen minutes.

Descent

Take the same path as depicted above.


Route


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About the Author

Pierre-Alexandre

I'm a 25-year-old Swiss Urban Planner and Geographer. Fond of mountains and hiking since my very childhood, I founded Randos-MontBlanc.com in 2001 to share my passion with mountain enthusiasts.


  • Alex

    Hi, thank you for all the tips.
    Would you know if dogs are allowed off the lead on the Grammont Walk in Lac de Taney? Would you recommend taking our Labrador? We are staying in one of the refuges that accept dogs but I don’t really want to take the dog on the hike if he has to be on the lead all the time. No fun for Ted:-)

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