Very Easy Lac de Roy

Published on 5 September 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Lac de Roy

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 beautiful 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 for several hiking trails, including Pic du Marcelly, Pointe de Perret (1,941 m), Pointe du Haut Fleury (1,981 m).


  • Difficulty: Very Easy hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 1,661 m
  • Ascent: 0 hour 30 min
  • Descent: 0 hour 25 min
  • Elevation Gain: 130 meters
  • Round-trip: 3.8 km
  • Map: IGN 3429 ET

 

Getting There

At the exit of Praz-de-lys, continue towards the Col de la Ramaz. The parking lot is on the left, almost at the top of the Col de la Ramaz.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.159389, 6.580568

Ascent

From the car park, take the trail that leads to the Chalet de Véran, then follow the signposted path towards the Lac de Roy.
For the most courageous, do not hesitate to continue the trail that runs to the right of the lake in the direction of the Pointe de Perret. The summit is reached in about thirty minutes, and the view over the valley is very broad.

Descent

Take the same route as depicted above.


Photos of the Lac de Roy

Route

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About the Author

Pierre-Alexandre

27 ans, géographe de formation, fondateur et webmaster de Randos-MontBlanc.


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