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Best Hikes in Chablais

Le Mont de Grange offre un des plus beaux panoramas du 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.

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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