Best Hikes in Haute-Savoie
With an area of 4388 km2, Haute-Savoie (74) is a hiking area par excellence with its many massifs at both medium and high altitude. Haute-Savoie includes the following main massifs:
In this regard, you will find below a selection of hiking routes that I have been able to do in Haute-Savoie. Each hiking itinerary is carefully documented with a description, a route and photos. Feel free to send your comments or remarks by email or at the bottom of the corresponding articles.
18 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Aravis Range is made up of a succession of combes delimited by calcareous peaks. The combe of Tardevant is situated in middle and is the only one to have a lake, which makes it a perfect hiking destination.
The itinerary runs along the slopes of the Grand Crêt
15 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pic du Jallouvre remains a very beautiful excursion reserved for the experienced walkers. If the beginning of the trail is a charming bucolic walk in the alpine pastures of Cenise, what follows next is quite different: very quickly, the path passes near a vast scree
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
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.
13 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The itinerary that I propose describes a loop that starts from the car park of the Allamands, leads to the Refuge du Col de la Golèse, climbs a little more and goes down to the Refuge de Bostan nestled at the foot of the impressive walls of the Aouille du Criou.
Note the possibility of climbing the Tête de
6 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Lac de Lessy is nestled in a valley at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. The route proposed from the Chinaillon is intended for good walkers; It takes a route that goes through Aiguille Verte before going down to the Lac de Lessy. In the first part of the trail, signs inform
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
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
20 January 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Following the cold breeze blowing on 20 January 2005, the banks of Yvoire on Lake Geneva became mere captives of the ice, giving rise to unusual scenes.
The wharves of the CGN were prisoners of the ice. The magnificent sculptures of ice, worked
14 November 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Lake Geneva is often calm and conducive to all water sports, but sometimes when the wind is blowing, it offers a completely different aspect as shown in these photos taken on November 14, 2004. The temperature of the air was 4°, and that of
1 November 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Lanfonnet is the goal of a hike that is much easier than the ascent of its neighbor, Dents de Lanfon and the Tournette. The panorama on Lake Annecy from this mountain is superb. The passage through the Roc Lancrenaz, the only slightly "technical" place as it's equipped with a handrail
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