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.
23 July 2023 | by Pierre-Alexandre
I propose here a family walk that will allow you to discover the Alpine meadows of Sommand and Praz-de-lys, as well as of the pretty Lac de Roy. This outing is very easy, since almost flat and short, and will delight young and old alike. The lake is the starting point of several hiking trails, including Pic
30 October 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located at the end of Lake Geneva in the heart of Chablais, Le Grammont is part of these walks whose memory remains the most predominant as the landscapes discovered are grandiose. Passing first by the picturesque Lake Taney, the route then rises towards the Col des Crosses
7 June 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pic de la Corne is a rather unknown summit in the Chablais massif. From the top of its 2084 m of altitude, Pic de la Corne is nevertheless an interesting hiking objective. Indeed, it offers the hiker a splendid panorama on the peaks of the Chablais
3 June 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The objective of this hike is to discover Lac Lovenex nestled in a very wild setting in the middle of a combe bounded by the Grande Miette and the Mont Valeur. This Franco-Swiss hike will take us to Pas de Lovenex, the highest point of the itinerary, in order to discover the Lac de Lovenex from
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