Browsing the "Haute-Savoie" Tag

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.



Mont Ouzon

24 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont Ouzon and its rocks remain a very beautiful point of view on the Chablais Alps and the Mont Blanc Massif as well as on Lake Geneva. The climb is quite harsh at first in the forest but gets smoother when reaching the Col de Planchamp


Belvédère d’Aujon

11 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

On the surface of some limestone soils occurs an erosion phenomenon called “lapiaz. ” It is a chemical (and not mechanical) action that causes this erosion, the result of which is the sculpture of the rock in more or less deep grooves. Depending on the degree of slope


Lac de Pormenaz

11 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

In the heart of Passy National Nature Reserve, Lac de Pormenaz, overlooked by the imposing eponymous Pointe Noire and Rochers des Fiz, is a must-see summer outing. The route easily leads to the Torrent du Souay to finally rise more frankly


Lac Blanc

7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac Blanc is one of the greatest classics of the Chamonix Valley that will make hikers discover a grand panorama of the beauty of high mountains. The itinerary I propose describes a loop that leads from Lac Blanc to Lacs des Chéserys


Hauts-Forts

2 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Dominating the ski resort of Avoriaz located at the southern end of the Chablais, Hauts-Forts is an ideal goal where one strolls into a desert environment after the winter bustle. The impression created by the scene is part of a double contrast


Lac de Darbon

19 July 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated in the heart of Chablais Massif between the imposing Dent d'Oche in the north and Cornettes de Bise in the south, the Lac de Darbon represents an agreeable hiking objective. The itinerary describes a circuit reaching the Col de Bise,


Mont Baron (via the Col des Contrebandiers)

17 May 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located at the western end of the Bornes Massif just next to Annecy, Mont Baron remains an ideal goal for the preparation of the summer. Short and of slight elevation, the itinerary winds through the forest to emerge quickly on a balcony offering a beautiful view of Lake Annecy


Aiguillette des Houches

8 June 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Aiguillette des Houches is a magnificent stroll in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif that takes part of the Tour du Mont Blanc. With its sumptuous views of the Mont Blanc Massif, this hike will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable


Tête du Danay

1 January 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête du Danay, located in the heart of La Clusaz, is a magnificent viewpoint over the Aravis Range and the Bornes Massif dominating Grand Bornand village. The itinerary is ideal for a discovery of winter hiking in snowshoes


Mont Lachat de Châtillon

27 October 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Autumn is the opportunity for the hiker to rediscover the massifs under a new eye. Covered with a multicolored dress on which is reflected the soft light of the day, the slopes irradiate in all points the sight and let see prospects of a deep calm


Lac de Gers

1 August 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac de Gers remains one of the countless treasures of the Giffre Massif. From Lac des Chambres to Lac d’Anterne and Lac de la Vogealle, the massif is full of wonders for the noblest pleasure of the hiker. Situated on the other side of the Rocher des Fiz, on the site of the Grand Massif


The Parmelan

23 July 2013 | 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



Back to Top ↑