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Best Hikes in the Aravis


Le Col de l'Arpettaz : un havre de paix l'hiver dans les Aravis

A massif with a particular shape

The Aravis are a massif stretching from Cluses in the north to Ugine in the south. Its rocks are mainly composed of limestone. The shape of the massif is very recognizable from La Clusaz because of its many north-facing combes. These are very popular with skiers in the winter and hikers once the summer comes.

Hikes for all tastes

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 I suggest in the area are quite difficult on average. I am referring in particular to the Lac and Pointe de Tardevant or the Tête Pelouse. However, several summits remain accessible to beginners, such as Tête du Danay or Lac du Mont Charvin.

Also in winter!

A snowshoeing outing is also an opportunity to discover the massif in new colours. In winter, I mainly recommend hiking to the Col de l’Arpettaz. Aravis are also famous for their local products such as reblochon or diots, but also for culinary specialities such as the famous tartiflette, which is very popular in winter.

You will find below a selection of hiking routes that I have been able to do in the Aravis. 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.



Pointe et Lac de Tardevant

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



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