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:
- Mont-Blanc : Mont Blanc is surely the most famous massif in Haute-Savoie and the Alps with Chamonix in its centre, the starting point for many exceptional hikes. Hikers looking for breathtaking landscapes will then enjoy a tour of the Lac Blanc (2352 m) or Aiguillette des Houches (2285 m) area. These routes promise unforgettable memories!
- Chablais : Located in the north of Haute-Savoie, the Chablais offers a mid-mountain environment with its peaks overlooking Lake Geneva and the Jura. In order to enjoy the best views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains, I recommend the Cornettes de Bise (2432 m) or the Dent d’Oche (2221 m).
- Giffre : The Giffre is an iconic massif of the region with its clay-limestone landscapes from medium to high altitude. Among the most iconic places in the Giffre, we will mention for example the Lac d’Anterne (2063 m), Mont Buet (3096 m) or the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (1222 m).
- Bornes : The Bornes are a massif located in the northwest of Haute-Savoie. It offers many family hikes, such as Lac de Peyre (2108 m) or Lac Bénit (1452 m) for example.
- Aravis : The Aravis are the most famous massif in the region after Mont-Blanc. Composed mainly of limestone rocks, it remains a prime holiday destination. Mont Charvin (2409 m), Pointe d’Areu (2478 m), Croisse Baulet (2236 m) are among the most popular peaks to climb.
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.