Best Hikes in Chablais
A spread out massif
The Massif du Chablais is the second largest massif in the northern Pre-Alps and is full of a host of mountains that are accessible to all. The massif is surrounded by the Bernese Alps to the north, the Giffre to the south-east and the Bornes to the south-west. In addition, the massif is made up of sedimentary limestone and silico-clastic rocks.
A diversity of peaks
Le Chablais culminates at 2466 m at the top of the Hauts-Forts on the resort of Avoriaz. The Hauts-Forts is, it must be said, a difficult hike that requires a certain amount of training and a safe foot. In the western part of the massif, it is possible to make many easy outings to the Praz-de-Lys Sommand resort, such as Pointe de Chalune. In addition, I also recommend the Bellevaux region with its peaks offering peaceful walks. I have in mind in particular Pointe d’Ireuse and Mont Forchat.
Among the most striking peaks of the Chablais region, I would certainly mention the Môle (1863 m). Its shape, clearly visible from Geneva, is somewhat reminiscent of that of Mount Fuji in Japan. In winter, the Chablais is a prime playground for skiing and snowshoeing. The resort of Les Gets and Samoëns are ideal places for a winter walk.
You will find below a selection of hiking routes that I have been able to do in the Chablais. 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.
22 May 2020 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Lac Vert and Lac de Chésery are two relatively unknown lakes in the Chablais massif. Nestled under Pointe des Mossettes and Pointe de Chésery, Lac Vert and Lac de Chésery constitute a charming hiking objective nevertheless. The hike I propose
11 September 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
You live in Geneva or you are only visiting for a few days and you want to go hiking? The summits surrounding the town of Calvin offer magnificent panoramic views of Lake Geneva, the Jura and many of the peaks of Haute-Savoie. In this article
21 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pointe de Vernaz is a peak of the Chablais region, reaching an altitude of 1,993 m. The mountain overlooks Lac d’Arvouin and offers an exciting view of the surrounding peaks, such as Cornettes de Bise, Mont Chauffé or Dents du Midi. I propose a hike that reaches Pointe de Vernaz starting from
2 August 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Mont de Grange is one of the iconic peaks of the Chablais Massif. At an altitude of 2432 m (which is identical to that of the Cornettes de Bise), Mont de Grange dominates the Val d'Abondance in all its splendour. The panorama offered to the hiker is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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