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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) From the car park at Lormay, take the road back towards Le Grand-Bornand with tennis courts on your left.
(1) Turn left immediately after the tennis courts and take the path which runs parallel to the road, crossing 3 bridges over the stream. Arrive at a junction and signpost with a track heading uphill on the left.
(2) Take the left hand path uphill to a junction with the lower track from Les Confins.
(3) Turn left and follow the passing another junction with a track on the right and then to a further junction shortly afterwards.
(4) Turn right and continue uphill to a well signposted junction with the upper track from les Confins; La Pierre Marquee, look out for the carved boundary stone a few metres away from the signpost.
(5) Take the path uphill to come out of the trees just before the Refuge de la Bombardellaz.
(6) From the refuge, continues along the path which contours around the lower slopes the Chaine des Aravis. At a junction, descend to the pastures and farm buildings at La Borbardellaz ignore a junction and signpost on the right to the Combe du Mont Charvet and continue through pastures and light woodland to Le Planet. (Again ignore signposts on the right to Combe de Chombas and Refuge Gramusset) Please note you will most probably walk through pastures with cows, please keep any dogs on leads. During this stage of the walk, keep stopping and looking back as the views of the Aravis mountains behind you are as good as those in front.
(7) Just below the farm at Le Planet turn left, downhill, and cross the stream. The good track continues ahead but looks out for a minor path on the left immediately after the stream.
(8) Turn left on the minor path and follow it downhill. You will come to a junction on the left with a direct descent to Les Troncs, you can take it if you want to arrived directly at (10). We continued along the path to a second descent.
(9) Descend through woodland, which brings you out at the parking and picnic spot.
(10) Walk along the road, passing through Les Troncs, to arrive back at the Lormay car park (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1102m - Car park
1 : km 0.1 - alt. 1100m - Tennis courts
2 : km 0.66 - alt. 1080m
3 : km 1.52 - alt. 1313m
4 : km 2.16 - alt. 1465m
5 : km 2.5 - alt. 1534m - La Pierre Marquée
6 : km 2.96 - alt. 1613m - Refuge de la Bombardellaz
7 : km 6.35 - alt. 1651m - Le Planet
8 : km 6.46 - alt. 1638m
9 : km 7.67 - alt. 1503m - La Barme
10 : km 8.52 - alt. 1260m
D/A : km 10.26 - alt. 1102m - Car park
Refreshments available at Les Troncs and at Refuge de la Bombardellaz
There can be muddy sections after rain but most tracks and paths are in good condition.
We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3430ET, 3430ETR.
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Great views of the Chaine des Aravis. Varied scenery from the quiet woodland during the initial ascent, the mountain pastures and the chance to see the herds of Abondance cattle.
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.
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.
A circular walk to the Gramusset Refuge through great limestone scenery.
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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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Follow the signs for the “Tour du Village".
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