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.



Lac Damoz des Moulins

21 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac Damoz des Moulins is an ideal hiking goal by a hot summer day. Most of the itinerary takes place in a forest where reign freshness and pleasant humidity. The lake of modest size is nestled at the foot of the Tavaneuse Massif in a calm and serene environment


Mont Billiat

1 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

ont Billiat is a fabulous site to discover the Chablais Massif. Although of low altitude, its location offers a panorama on Lake Geneva on one side, Dent d’Oche and all the summits of Chablais on the other. The well-marked trail is accessible to all


Pont du Diable (Mieussy)

20 August 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Pont du Diable is a nice little walk near Mieussy as it allows discovering the Giffre in a small valley. Under the bridge, the Gorge du Giffre is four meters wide, nine meters deep. It is the ideal ground for the practice of canyoning, kayaking, or sport fishing. The hydroelectric dam, operated by


Cornettes de Bise

20 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Cornettes de Bise offers a beautiful panorama but requires a real effort to reach its summit. The hike is difficult because of the length of the course, the important gain and a long very steep passage somewhat exhausting for the legs. Many exposed passages require great vigilance. The itinerary


Pointe d’Ireuse

3 November 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Little visible from the valley, Pointe d’Ireuse presents itself rather under the appearance of a vast dome than under the aspect of a peak. The itinerary describes a loop passing through the Chalets de Nifflon d’en Bas, then the picturesque chapel of Nifflon d’en Haut, with a return to the


Lac and Pointe d’Arvouin

22 September 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary that I propose here is more a half day trip than a real hike as the elevation gain and distance are negligible. The magnificent mountain pastures and the very close summits will make this itinerary an unforgettable memory for young and old alike


Pointe de Chésery

12 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chésery constitutes a very beautiful itinerary that dominates the village of Lindarets in the heart of the Portes du Soleil between Châtel, Morzine, and Avoriaz. The course presents no particular difficulty, except the last part of the ascent that is a bit steep


Roc and Lac de Tavaneuse

20 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary presented here describes a loop which allows discovering the whole site of Tavaneuse. All the beauties that one can meet during a hike are part of the scenery: high peaks, a lake, waterfalls, exposed paths, alpine pastures, late névés, and very abundant flora on the whole course. This hike


Pointe de la Gay

16 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Being the highest peak of a massif of average altitude, Pointe de la Gay dominates a vast plateau and discovers a 360 ° panorama on Lake Geneva including Roc d'Enfer, Cornettes de Bise, and Pointe de Chalune among others. The itinerary describes a loop using paths, starting with the paved road at


Pointe d’Autigny

2 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Easily accessible, Pointe d'Autigny is the goal of a hike that allows discovering mountain pastures at the foot of Mont Chauffé. The summit offers a splendid panorama on Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Pointe de Lachau and the Portes d'Oche


Lac de Roy

5 September 2004 | 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


Pointe d’Angolon via La Bourgeoise

16 February 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Bourgeoise constitutes a very easy walk whose summit allows a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc Massif, Mont Buet, and the Aravis Range. In the summer, La Bourgeoise is a popular site for paragliding. Pointe d'Angolon, placed opposite, allows climbing a little and better observe Dents



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