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.



Haute Pointe

14 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Must-see for the regulars of the resort of Sommand, the Haute Pointe is a walk easily accessible by a trail that goes up the mountain pastures of Sommand and gives the hiker the opportunity to discover a very wide number of peaks


Crête des Rasses

18 February 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Little known by walkers because of its off-centered location towards the ski resort of Praz de Lys Sommand, Crête des Rasses nevertheless remains a nice hiking objective with its panorama on Haute Pointe, Pointe de Rovagne, but also Montagne d’Hirmentaz. Without difficulty


Dent d’Oche

3 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Pays de Gavot, Dent d’Oche, overlooking Lake Geneva, offers a surprisingly rich hiking objective. During the ascent, the trail through the alpine pastures changes rapidly as it goes up amidst rocks from the refuge


Le Grammont

27 August 2016 | 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


Pointe de Chalune

29 June 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chalune is a typical family walk that will allow one to discover the summits of the Chablais from a considerable altitude while remaining accessible to the greatest number. It is also a superb hike in winter in snowshoes


Pointe des Jottis

19 March 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in Chablais Massif close to Hirmentaz ski resort, Pointe des Jottis is an interesting walk for training at the beginning of the season. Taking the trail part of the “Tour des Crêtes de Bellevaux,” the route is very easy, with a first part in the forest, then a long, relatively flat passage


Pointe de Miribel (via Les Granges)

22 January 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Vallée Verte in Chablais Massif, Pointe de Miribel is an ideal objective for an initiation to winter hiking or for training a bit in the beginning of the season. Easily won, the summit provides a magnificent panorama of the


Pointe d’Uble

27 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The view from Pointe d’Uble highlights the mountains that surround it thanks to its location in the heart of Chablais. All the Massifs of Haute-Savoie are exhibited in the eyes of the hiker whose memory will remain marked by the multitude of peak


Montagne d’Hirmentaz

20 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Known in winter as a playground appreciated by skiers located a stone’s throw from Lake Geneva, Montagne d’Hirmentaz is a very nice hiking objective for beginners or a last autumn hike. Easily accessible, Montagne d’Hirmentaz


Pointe de Miribel

7 November 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the Vallée Verte, in the heart of Chablais Massif, Pointe de Miribel remains an ideal objective for the beginner or for training at the beginning of the season. Very easy to reach, the summit offers a magnificent panorama on alpine pastures and peaks


Signal des Voirons

31 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Signal des Voirons offers a very accessible walk even for youngsters, allowing to discover along the way a magnificent panorama on Lake Geneva and the Jura Massif on one side as well as Mont Blanc and Chablais


Balcon des Mémises

25 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Balcon des Mémises is the object of a magnificent hike alternating between paths in the forest, easy climbing in big blocks of rocks, and walking along the crests with a beautiful panorama on Lake Geneva, Chablais, and Jura Massif



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