Best Hikes in the Aiguilles Rouges
A special colour
The Aiguilles Rouges are a massif in Haute-Savoie overlooking the Chamonix valley. One of the main characteristics of the massif is the colour of the rocks that make up its mountains. The mountains are “red” due to the oxidation state of the gneiss iron.
The landscapes offered within the Aiguilles Rouges are among the most beautiful in the Alps and cannot be described in a few sentences. In 1974, the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve was created. It covers an area of about 3.2 hectares and has a well-preserved biodiversity. Hiking in the massif is an experience that undoubtedly goes beyond the simple context of physical activity. Indeed, the massif is a place conducive to the rediscovery of the senses and introspection.
Among the hikes that I highly recommend, I can recommend Lac Blanc (2352 m) whose location offers magnificent views of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Further west, the massif is also marked by Lac Cornu (2276 m) and Lacs Noirs (2540 m), le Brévent or Aiguillette des Houches (2285 m) just above Parc de Merlet. For hikers thirsting for exceptional excursions, the crossing of the Balcon Sud from Col des Montets to the village of Les Houches also remains an unforgettable experience!
In this regard, you will find below a selection of hiking routes that I have been able to do in the Aiguilles Rouges. Each hiking itinerary is carefully documented with a description, a trail and photos. Feel free to send us your comments or remarks by email or at the bottom of the corresponding articles
28 August 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Nestled at the foot of the Aiguilles Rouges, the Lac de la Persévérance is a curiosity that will leave beautiful memories for the hiker. Less frequented than the popular Lac Blanc below, the Lac de la Persévérance is nonetheless a choice destination thanks to the setting it offers
3 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Ah, Chamonix... the simple evocation of the name of the most famous city in the Alps awakens in each of us a palette of varied representations. The Olympic Games, skiing, hiking, Mont Blanc, mountaineering, climbing... It's not really my habit to publish blog articles,
11 June 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Must-see in the Chamonix Valley, Lac Blanc exhibits an unforgettable panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif. The itinerary described here offers a much more bucolic setting than the alternative route by the Flégère
7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Lac Blanc is one of the greatest classics of the Chamonix Valley that will make hikers discover a grand panorama of the beauty of high mountains. The itinerary I propose describes a loop that leads from Lac Blanc to Lacs des Chéserys
8 June 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Aiguillette des Houches is a magnificent stroll in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif that takes part of the Tour du Mont Blanc. With its sumptuous views of the Mont Blanc Massif, this hike will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable
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