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With its many mountainous massifs, France is a hiking country par excellence. From the Alps to the Pyrenees, via the Jura and the Massif Central, France offers a great diversity of hikes with diverse and varied landscapes. In the Alps, Haute-Savoie is a prime destination, with the Mont-Blanc massif and its unforgettable landscapes on the rock and snow giants overlooking the Chamonix Valley. On the other hand, the walker can also climb the Pyrenees mountains, with landscapes of exceptional quality maintained by traditional livestock farming. Further north, it is the Jura and the Vosges, a mountainous land that has passed through the ages. Finally, one should also mention the Massif Central, whose volcanoes have been extinct for several thousand years. All the hikes described on this page are also possible in winter with a pair of snowshoes or skis, which is an opportunity to discover the landscapes from a different angle.



Montagne de Sous-Dine

17 October 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Recognizable by its steep cliffs on its north face, the Montagne de Sous-Dine constitutes a pleasant hike in the heart of the Bornes Massif. The ascent begins in the forest, continues through the lapiaz, and ends in a vast grassy plateau which, because of its ideal location, offers an extensive panorama on


Pointe de Merdassier

24 August 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Merdassier is a summit located in the Aravis massif offering a 360° panorama on a large number of massifs, notably the Mont Charvin. The only access path to the summit of Pointe de Merdassier is very steep, perhaps the steepest I have encountered in many years


Pic de la Corne

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


Mont Vorassay

5 June 2022 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mount Vorassay (2287 m altitude) is a privileged observation point for a large number of prestigious and emblematic summits of Haute-Savoie. The circuit I propose below describes a loop in which the first part of the ascent is done in forest and undergrowth


Pointe Noire de Pormenaz

12 September 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe Noire de Pormenaz is a summit of the Giffre massif overlooking Lac de Pormenaz situated below on its north-eastern flank. Located in a dominant position in relation to the Diosaz valley, Pointe Noire de Pormenaz remains a must-see in Haute-Savoie


Chaos du Chéran

29 August 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Chaos du Chéran walk starts at the Pont de l'Abîme, a remarkable structure built in 1885 by Ferdinand Arnodin which links the village of Cusy to that of Gruffy above the Chéran. With a span of almost 75 metres and overlooking the Chéran by 96 metres, the view is breathtaking and superb


Roc des Boeufs

25 May 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Roc des Boeufs is located at the northern end of the Massif des Bauges on the western shore of Lake Annecy.The walk to the Roc des Boeufs should be done in dry weather as the climb through the forest can be very muddy and the arrival at the summit can quickly become very slippery.


Le Parmelan

9 May 2021 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Parmelan is one of the must-sees of Haute-Savoie. Visible from the surroundings of Annecy, its imposing cliffs dominate and make it a panoramic viewpoint that will amaze any hiker. The ascent by the Grand Montoir is delicate


Pointe de Talamarche

12 September 2020 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Talamarche is a summit of the massif des Bornes culminating at an altitude of 1852m. Much less well known than the popular Tournette, Pointe de Talamarche is nevertheless a great idea


Mont Clocher

1 June 2020 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont Clocher is a summit of the Beaufortain Massif culminating at an altitude of 1976m. Located in the commune of Hauteluce, Mont Clocher is the object of a hike for the greatest number. Indeed, the route is devoid of difficulties and it offers a very wide panorama of the peaks of Savoie and Haute-Savoie


La Tête de Louis-Philippe

26 December 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête de Louis-Philippe is a summit of the Giffre massif located in the commune of Magland. Little known to hikers, Tête de Louis-Philippe is nevertheless a very beautiful hiking goal in winter. Indeed, it is accessible to most people because of its low elevation gain and the absence of technical



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