Browsing the "Chablais Massif" Tag

The Massif du Chablais is the second largest massif in the northern prealps and abounds in a diversity of mountains that are accessible to all. It is surrounded by the Bernese Alps to the north, the Massif du Haute-Giffre to the south-east and the Massif des Bornes to the south-west. Le Chablais culminates at 2466 m at the top of the Hauts-Forts on the resort of Avoriaz. In its western part, it is possible to make many easy outings from the Praz-de-Lys Sommand station, but also further north to Bellevaux and St-Jean-d’Aulps. Among the most striking peaks of the Chablais region, we can mention without hesitation the Môle (1863 m) whose shape, clearly visible from Geneva, is somewhat reminiscent of that of Mount Fuji in Japan. In winter, Le Chablais is a prime playground for skiing and snowshoeing, particularly in the Les Gets and Samoëns areas.



La Bourgeoise and the Col de Joux Plane

3 January 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Nestled in the Samoëns Valley and overlooking the Col de Joux Plane, La Bourgeoise can be the object of a short family stroll both in winter and summer. The route leads effortlessly to the top of La Bourgeoise with a beautiful panorama


Pointe de Beauregard

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


Mont Chéry

21 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The renowned summit of Les Gets ski resort, Mont Chéry, offers a breathtaking panorama of the Mont Blanc and the Chablais Massif. The easy itinerary starts at Mont Caly (a charming little place with


Pointe de Rovagne

3 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Visible from the ski resort of Sommand, Pointe de Rovagne is one of these uncrowded itineraries that offer an admirable point of view on the Haute-Savoie. Very close to Haute-Pointe, facing Pointe Perret, this hike, not very well marked


Tête de Lindaret

10 October 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête de Lindaret is a summit of the Chablais Massif, located in the south of the protected natural area of Mont de Grange. The toponym Lindaret limitaris meaning something "that makes limits or borders". Of intermediate difficulty, the itinerary I propose here describes a loop that starts from the Lindarets


Pointe de Pelluaz

25 September 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Pelluaz is a peak located in the heart of the Chablais massif, south of the Dent d'Oche. Described as peeled or bare mountain by its toponym, Pointe de Pelluaz is a beautiful hiking destination within everyone's reach. Indeed, despite a cumulative positive gain of 730 m,


Pointe de Tréchauffé

15 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Tréchauffé is a summit of Chablais, which rises to 1627 m above sea level, and is the subject of a magnificent hike in the heart of the Aulps Valley. The route I propose describes a loop starting above the Chalets de Tréchauffé


Meulières du Mont Vouan

14 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the municipality of Viuz-en-Sallaz, the Mont Vouan site includes a group of seven millstones (i. e. millstone quarries) classified as historical monuments on 11 March 2009. Exploited from the late Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, these milling mills bear witness


Mont Forchat

1 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Despite its low altitude, Mont Forchat, located in the heart of the Vallée Verte, allows you to discover the whole of Chablais Massif and offers a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif.


Le Môle

29 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Le Môle is one of the greatest classics of the region that allows discovering a 360 ° panorama on all the surrounding massifs, notably the nearby Bornes, but also the Giffre and the Chablais. If you're too tired to climb the mountain, the Petit Mole constitutes a great spot to observe the


Grande Pointe des Journées

23 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Grande Pointe des Journées, whose name derives from the word "journal" and designates the area of land that can be worked in a day, is a summit of the Chablais Massif culminating at 1,722 m


Pointe de Chavasse

15 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chavasse dominates the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys Sommand. Its ascension is easy and does not involve any particular difficulty. A very short passage on a ridge can impress, but in no case can it be an obstacle even for people who are afraid of heights



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