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.
15 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pointe de Chavasse dominates the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys Sommand.
Its ascension is easy and does not involve any particular difficulty. A very short passage on a ridge can impress, but in no case can it be an obstacle even for people who are afraid of heights
11 June 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Must-see in the Chamonix Valley, Lac Blanc exhibits an unforgettable panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif. The itinerary described here offers a much more bucolic setting than the alternative route by the Flégère
17 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Chalets d'Ayères constitute a beautiful scenery for a winter outing in Passy Plaine-Joux ski resort.
Located under the Fiz Massif in front of the Mont Blanc Massif, the route
14 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Must-see for the regulars of the resort of Sommand, the Haute Pointe is a walk easily accessible by a trail that goes up the mountain pastures of Sommand and gives the hiker the opportunity to discover a very wide number of peaks
18 February 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Little known by walkers because of its off-centered location towards the ski resort of Praz de Lys Sommand, Crête des Rasses nevertheless remains a nice hiking objective with its panorama on Haute Pointe, Pointe de Rovagne, but also Montagne d’Hirmentaz. Without difficulty
29 October 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located between Mont Charvin and Tournette, Montagne de Sulens offers a magnificent panorama on the Bauges Massif, as well as Aravis, Bornes, and Tarentaise. The hike doesn’t have any technical difficulties except the path that is sometimes hard to follow in its upper part
23 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
La Jonction (The Junction) is one of the classics of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Chamonix Valley. Joining the Bossons and Taconnaz Glaciers, La Jonction offers a staggering view of the Aiguille du Midi, the Dôme du Gôuter as well as the Aiguilles Rouges
8 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located between Glacier du Tour and Glacier d’Argentière, Montagne du Peclerey is a beautiful panoramic viewpoint on the Aiguilles Rouges Massif and Chamonix’s Grand Balcon Nord. Without any difficulties, the itinerary describes a loop from which one can admire Glacier du Tour
3 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in the heart of the Pays de Gavot, Dent d’Oche, overlooking Lake Geneva, offers a surprisingly rich hiking objective. During the ascent, the trail through the alpine pastures changes rapidly as it goes up amidst rocks from the refuge
6 July 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Salève undoubtedly remains one of the most famous mountains in Haute-Savoie. Overlooking Geneva area, the Salève offers the hiker an unforgettable panorama on most of the surrounding Massifs. In summer, the Salève is the ideal place for paragliding and climbing
29 June 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Pointe de Chalune is a typical family walk that will allow one to discover the summits of the Chablais from a considerable altitude while remaining accessible to the greatest number.
It is also a superb hike in winter in snowshoes
19 March 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in Chablais Massif close to Hirmentaz ski resort, Pointe des Jottis is an interesting walk for training at the beginning of the season.
Taking the trail part of the “Tour des Crêtes de Bellevaux,” the route is very easy, with a first part in the forest, then a long, relatively flat passage