The Aravis is a massif whose shape is very recognizable by its numbers of skiable combes in winter and remains a hiking area highly appreciated by walkers. Rising to 2750 m at the top of Pointe Percée, the Aravis are home to many treasures of fauna and flora that will delight hikers, especially the youngest ones. The hikes offered in the area are quite difficult on average (such as Pointe Percée, Lac et Pointe de Tardevant, Tête Pelouse), but some peaks are accessible to beginners, such as Tête du Danay, Croisse Baulet or Lac du Mont Charvin. A snowshoeing outing is also an opportunity to discover the massif in new colours. Le Massif des Aravis is also famous for its local products such as reblochon or diots, but also its culinary specialities such as the famous tartiflette.
7 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in the Aravis Range, Praz Vechin is a peak overlooking the Col de l'Arpettaz nestled at the foot of Mont Charvin. The term "Arpettaz" comes from the French word "alpe" which refers to a mountain pasture. The itinerary I propose here starts from the hamlet of La Penne
15 December 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Plateau de Beauregard remains the object of a beautiful winter walk in snowshoes.
With an elevation gain of only 150 meters, the itinerary reaching the Pointe de Beauregard is accessible to all
29 October 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located between Mont Charvin and Tournette, Montagne de Sulens offers a magnificent panorama on the Bauges Massif, as well as Aravis, Bornes, and Tarentaise. The hike doesn’t have any technical difficulties except the path that is sometimes hard to follow in its upper part
1 January 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Tête du Danay, located in the heart of La Clusaz, is a magnificent viewpoint over the Aravis Range and the Bornes Massif dominating Grand Bornand village.
The itinerary is ideal for a discovery of winter hiking in snowshoes
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
16 July 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located on the heights of Sallanches, Crête des Bénés and its mountain pasture offer a magnificent destination for the hiker. Throughout the ascent, the eye is attracted by Haute-Savoie’s magic; On one side the imposing Mont Blanc Massif, on the other the Aravis Range
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
26 July 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Tête Pelouse is the object of a superb hike that will make you discover the Aravis Range and the beautiful Valley of Confins. Not so far from the Lac and Pointe de Tardevant, the itinerary reaches a rocky summit not very frequented that offers an unforgettable point of view
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
20 August 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
I propose here two itineraries in one: Pointe Percée and the Col des Verts.
The ascent of Pointe Percée is definitely not made for families.
The last third of the route after the ascent of a fairly steep scree requires the use of the hands to rise in faults and chimneys on slippery rocks
18 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Aravis Range is made up of a succession of combes delimited by calcareous peaks. The combe of Tardevant is situated in middle and is the only one to have a lake, which makes it a perfect hiking destination.
The itinerary runs along the slopes of the Grand Crêt