Browsing the "Hard" Category

Hard hikes (850 to 1500 m of elevation gain, 3 to 4 hours of walking, 10 to 20 km round-trip) in Haute-Savoie, Switzerland and Italy.



Col des Combes

30 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located between Dent de Broc and Dent du Chamois, the Col des Combes remains a belvedere of choice on the summits of Fribourg such as Moléson or Entre Deux Dents, but also the snowy peaks of the Bernese Alps


Hauts-Forts

2 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Dominating the ski resort of Avoriaz located at the southern end of the Chablais, Hauts-Forts is an ideal goal where one strolls into a desert environment after the winter bustle. The impression created by the scene is part of a double contrast


Mont Charvin

14 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to the Aravis Range to a place previously described in August 2007: Mont Charvin. If the lake was the objective of the last excursion, here you’ll have to climb the mountain overlooking the lake. Located at the end of the range between


Lac des Chambres

30 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac des Chambres, nestled at the foot of Pointe Rousse and Roches de la Couarra, is the objective of this walk. Formerly covered with late névé and icebergs, the Lac des Chambres today is a real “observatory” on the direct consequences of global warming


Lac de la Vogealle

7 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac de la Vogealle, located just east of Haute-Savoie in the Giffre Massif, is a source of wonder for the hiker. Surrounded by Dents Blanches, this lake offers a magical spectacle on the rare summits of more than 3000 m of the department accessible without


Mont Joly

15 August 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Well visible from the Sallanches Valley, Mont Joly is a true observatory on the Mont Blanc Massif as well as the surrounding massifs, such as the Aravis Range or the Vanoise Massif. Like the peaks of the Italian Val Ferret


Mont de la Belle Combe (Bella Comba)

28 July 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Very popular with walkers around Mont Blanc, the Val Ferret impresses by the incredible view on the Italian slope of the Mont Blanc Massif. Not very frequented, Bella Comba is a monumental belvedere on the spectacle offered by the Val Ferret


Lacs Jovet

20 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lacs Jovet are the objective of a very nice hike for the well-trained walker given the length of the course. Taking the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit, the route offers a magnificent landscape along the path that attracts the eye


Nid d’Aigle and Bionnassay Glacier

14 September 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Nid d’Aigle is the terminus of the famous Mont Blanc train, the arrival point of a very large number of tourists of all nationalities and departure of the route to Mont Blanc. The route passes through the pastures of the Are and follows


Cheval Blanc and Lacs d’Emosson

31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Overlooking the beautiful site of Emosson, the Cheval Blanc, facing Mont Buet, is a superb plateau offering a 360 ° panorama over the entire Alps. Weather is primordial for this hike; It is necessary to benefit from a clear sky





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