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Mont Ouzon, views of Lac Leman, Chablais & Mont Blanc Massifs
distance 6.2km Vertical gain +624m Vertical drop -624m Durée 3h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Biot - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Starting in the abandoned ski resort of Drouzin le Mont in Col du Corbier, this is a moderate mountain climb winding through a forest section & alpine meadows before concluding with a short but challenging craggy rock face. The summit is sheltered by large rocks offering 360 stunning views of Lac Leman to the North and Mont Blanc to the South. It is not for the faint hearted, solo inexperienced or novice if a vertical rock scramble is not your thing, but the rest of hike is far more moderate.

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Lac de Montriond to Roc de Taveneuse, views to Lac de Taveneuse & Abondance
distance 10.59km Vertical gain +1077m Vertical drop -1077m Durée 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Montriond - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A there and back hike up to Roc de Taveneuse with views across to Abondance. This hike offers a challenging initial forest climb (hard relentless cardio but no rock climbs or cables/supports) but then opens up to mountain pastures with full panoramic shot of Mont Blanc (on a clear day). A further climb brings you to Roc de Tavaneuse with 360 views.

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Pointe de Chamossiere ridge hike, Lac de Joux Plan, Les Gets
distance 5.79km Vertical gain +393m Vertical drop -386m Durée 2h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Verchaix - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular route encompassing a stunning ridge hike with views down to the glacial valley of Samoens and Sixt Fer a Cheval whilst overlooked by Mont Blanc.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : )
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Le Grammont
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -1219m Durée 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

Walking La Grande Jumelle ( Download : )
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La Grande Jumelle
distance 12.9km Vertical gain +1168m Vertical drop -1168m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Vouvry - Valais

A not too busy hike up to a summit offering a vast panoramic view. A relatively challenging route with some aerial passages requesting a certain sense of itinerary at times. The beginning of the hikes passes through Tanay site and its lake.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
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distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1128m Vertical drop -1123m Durée 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.

Walking Tour d'AÏ ( Download : )
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distance 9.73km Vertical gain +856m Vertical drop -854m Durée 5h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour d'AÏ is slightly higher than its neighbour, and also visited more frequently. It's a progressive climb which offers an aerial tour at the very end. Amazing views of Lac Léman, le Chablais, les Dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc massif from the summit.

Walking Tour de Mayen ( Download : )
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Tour de Mayen
distance 13km Vertical gain +851m Vertical drop -849m Durée 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Leysin - Vaud

The Tours d'Aï and Mayen are twin peaks visible from afar. The Tour de Mayen is slightly lower than its neighbour, not as busy and provides a more wilderness setting. The climb is progressive with two stages, the Chalets de Mayen and Segray Lake. Just beneath the summit, a very clear view of Lac Léman, les Diablerets, le Chablais, les dents du Midi and the Mont Blanc Massif.

Walking Lac de Peyre ( Download : )
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Lac de Peyre
distance 5.18km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -484m Durée 2h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Reposoir - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A short uphill walk from the Col de la Colombiere to the lake and back. Nice scenery but can be popular.

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Pointe de Deux Heures, Tete d'Auferrand and Pointe de la Botte
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +493m Vertical drop -483m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Reposoir - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A lovely walk through great scenery which changes at different points of the walks. Good views and very quiet.

Note this is not marked with the usual yellow signposts so you will need to refer to your IGN map. There are some hand-painted signs and arrows to help guide you. This walk also passes through the upland pasture with grazing sheep and the livestock is protected by dogs. Make sure you have read the information and know-how to pass flocks in a safe manner. A photo re info is attached,

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Col des Annes to the Refuge Gramusset and back via Col de Borne Ronde
distance 8.9km Vertical gain +633m Vertical drop -633m Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk to the Gramusset Refuge through great limestone scenery.

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Aiguille Verte and Lac de Lessy circular walk
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1068m Vertical drop -1074m Durée 6h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk starting and finishing at the ski resort of Chinaillon; between Le Grand-Bornand and the Col de la Colombiere. A varied and interesting walk with great scenery, wildlife and options to take in Roc des Tours.

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distance 14.13km Vertical gain +1030m Vertical drop -1201m Durée 7h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Trient - Valais

7th stage of the TMB: from Forclaz pass to Montroc

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Refuge de la Bombardellaz circular
distance 10.26km Vertical gain +748m Vertical drop -747m Durée 5h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk, at first uphill through woodland where the shade can be a relief, then over open mountain pastures to Le Planet before returning downhill to the start.

Walking Plateau des Glières ( Download : )
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Plateau des Glières
distance 5.62km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -51m Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A short and easy walk around the informative trail about the formation of marshland and the different fauna and flora found there, followed by a visit to the monument erected to the resistance fighters who were based at the Plateau des Glieres in the latter part of WWII. The way back follows part of the historic trail and passes the place where equipment drops were housed and the site of the infirmary.

Walking Trou de la Mouche ( Download : )
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Trou de la Mouche
distance 8.85km Vertical gain +1048m Vertical drop -1046m Durée 5h30 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A steep walk to a natural rock arch, the Trou de la Mouche (Fly Hole). The section up to the Trou is steep and loose in places, the initial descent is also steep but soon eases off. This route, although shown on IGN maps, is not marked with paint flashes. Signposts at the start of the route make this clear so make sure you have a map and compass.

The walk is best done in the direction described, and best done a clear, dry day.

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Lac de Tardevant and the summit of L'Ambrevetta and Tardevant
distance 12.97km Vertical gain +1146m Vertical drop -1143m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A great walk for the family. You can choose between going to the lake and back or going right up to the top. The latter is easier than it looks and is actually less steep than the ascent to the lake.You will be rewarded with magnificent views.

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distance 10.06km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -342m Durée 4 hrs Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Thorens-Glières - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Snowshoe circuit on the vast Glières Plateau.
Besides the historical aspect, the Glières Plateau is interesting to visit because the mountains that surround it are strong points of reference.

Walking La Clusaz - Village tour ( Download : )
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distance 3.69km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -218m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

Short, easy route to discover the beautiful village of La Clusaz from different perspectives.
Follow the signs for the “Tour du Village".

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distance 7.3km Vertical gain +571m Vertical drop -932m Durée 3h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A great pointy summit with a cross on top and good views followed by a descent of Borderan Combe. This could easily be done in reverse and/or without the use of the cable cars.

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Champex to Cabane d'Orny and return via La Breya summit and ski lift.
distance 12.64km Vertical gain +1567m Vertical drop -863m Durée 8h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk from Champex Lac; ascending the tranquil and beautiful Combe d'Orny and joining the path to the Cabane d'Orny where there are refreshments available. The descent is via the path back to the La Breya ski lift taking in an optional ascent of La Breya. (It is also possible to descend by foot via the Val d' Arpette or from the ski lift, similarly the walk can be shortened and height gain reduced by taking the ski lift up.)

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Champex to Cabane d'Orny via the Col de la Breya.
distance 11.28km Vertical gain +1521m Vertical drop -823m Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk from Champex Lac; ascending via the Bisses to the Arpette valley and then taking the path uphill through forest to the Col de la Beya. Then descending and joining the path to the Cabane d'Orny (refreshments available). The descent is via the path back to the La Breya chair lift taking in an optional ascent of La Breya.

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distance 12.47km Vertical gain +1302m Vertical drop -1271m Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

6th stage of the Mont Blanc tour: from the Relais d'Arpette to the Forclaz Pass via la Fenêtre d'Arpette.

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Pointe d'Orny : out and return from the La Breya ski lift.
distance 13.44km Vertical gain +1180m Vertical drop -1177m Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

An ascent of an easy alpine peak starting from the La Breya ski lift and via the Orny and Trient mountain huts. Superb views over the Trient Plateau.

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The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 8.46km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -326m Durée 5 hrs Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manigod - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A very beautiful hike on snowshoes which takes you through completely wild areas covered in pure white snow.

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Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 8.4km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -503m Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

This walk is a mixture of the Chemin de Bouquetins which coincides with the Sentier des Bergers in places. It takes advantage of the ski-lift in Fouly to save on the ascent but you can always walk uphill if you choose. These walks are both publicized by the tourist office and are well signposted.

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Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 13.92km Vertical gain +927m Vertical drop -924m Durée 6h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A lovely circular walk taking in both of the Col Ferrets. Done the way described means that you will ascend the steeper sections and enjoy the easy descent following the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.