Les Bornes is a mainly limestone massif located between the Aravis to the south and the Chablais to the northeast, the highest point of which is the Pointe Blanche at an altitude of 2438 m and remains a prime destination for a leisurely hiking experience. Indeed, it is possible to carry out many fairly easy routes such as Lake Bénit, Parmelan or Pointe d’Andey with superb views of Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy or the neighbouring Chablais. More challenging peaks are also on the agenda, such as the Bargy or the recognizable Jallouvre with its eroded west face. Wildlife lovers will not be disappointed as it is also possible to observe ibexes, lammergeyers and vultures. Finally, the Massif des Bornes is also the ideal place for an introduction to alpine and cross-country skiing on the heights of Mont Saxonnex.
24 December 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located on the Plateau des Glières at the end of the Aravis Range, the Chalet des Auges, just at the summit of the eponymous mountain, is the goal of a beautiful winter hike.
This trip offers a relatively short itinerary with a slight elevation gain, and a magnificent
23 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pointe de Deux Heures (whose name refers to the climbing time) is one of the most unknown summits of Haute-Savoie. Indeed, the absence of signage makes this walk somewhat wild, especially given the low number of hikers encountered on the track
1 October 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Overlooking the Bornes Massif, Roche Parnal presents itself as a large rocky boulder between Montagne de Sous-Dine and the Trampes.
Once at the top of Roche Parnal, you will discover a magnificent panorama
3 August 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Tour des Rochers de Leschaux is part of the excursions demanding little effort, but which still require a good physical condition considering the length of the itinerary, as well as a secure foot to get through several steep passages with high declivity (but no exposed passages).
The Rochers de Leschaux
29 July 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The panorama discovered at the top of the Petit Bargy will enchant hikers wishing to contemplate the greater part of the Aravis Range.
Made of limestone, the imposing Bargy Massif is ideally located for a discovery of the Aravis. In addition, many ibexes have settled on the
25 June 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre
This outing is an ideal easy walk on a hot summer day, as the route exclusively takes place in the forest.
The site of the Waterfalls of Angon (Cascades d’Angon) allows discovering a huge canyon by a very well-equipped trail with barriers
25 October 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Recognizable by its steep cliffs on its north face, the Montagne de Sous-Dine constitutes a pleasant hike in the heart of the Bornes Massif.
The ascent begins in the forest, continues through the lapiaz, and ends in a vast grassy plateau which, because of its ideal location, offers an extensive panorama on
11 October 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
I propose here a small walk above Cluses. The Montagne de Chevran offers a spectacular view over the Valley of the Arve, Pointe d’Areu, the Môle, Pointe d’Andey, and many other summits
23 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
La Tournette is a superb spot to contemplate all the summits above Lake Annecy as well as the Aravis Range and the Mont Blanc Massif, sometimes hidden by the clouds when it's hot. This route is somewhat technical in its final part, as many passages are equipped with cables and
15 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pic du Jallouvre remains a very beautiful excursion reserved for the experienced walkers. If the beginning of the trail is a charming bucolic walk in the alpine pastures of Cenise, what follows next is quite different: very quickly, the path passes near a vast scree
6 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Lac de Lessy is nestled in a valley at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. The route proposed from the Chinaillon is intended for good walkers; It takes a route that goes through Aiguille Verte before going down to the Lac de Lessy. In the first part of the trail, signs inform
1 November 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Lanfonnet is the goal of a hike that is much easier than the ascent of its neighbor, Dents de Lanfon and the Tournette. The panorama on Lake Annecy from this mountain is superb. The passage through the Roc Lancrenaz, the only slightly "technical" place as it's equipped with a handrail