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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains walks

Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A good ridge walk starting from the Bettex telecabin station at Mont d'Arbois and finishing at Le Signal telecabin station above Les-Contamines-Montjoie.

distance 13.65km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -838m Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk from Les Contamines Montjoie up to the Refuge de tré la Tete and views of the Tré la Tete glacier, then descending to Combe Noire to the waterfalls before returning past the pretty chapel of Notre Dame de la Gorge.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m Durée 8h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

From Les Contamines-Montjoie; an out and return walk to the Lacs Jovet, joining and following the Tour du Mont Blanc trail for most of the way. There are more challenging alternatives to this walk to make it longer, more circular or technically harder; these are described in the useful information section.

Walking Col de la Fenetre ( Download : )
distance 12.44km Vertical gain +394m Vertical drop -1094m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This walk starts from the top of the gondola at Le Signal. It is an interesting walk, up to and through the Col de la Fenetre. The descent takes you back down through alpine pastures and into the valley leading back to Les Contamines-Montjoie.

⚠️ Please note that you need to park at (A) and not (D) for this walk ⚠️

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 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

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

Refuge de la Bombardellaz circular
distance 10.26km Vertical gain +748m Vertical drop -747m Durée 5h05 Average Average
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 Trou de la Mouche ( Download : )
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.

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.

distance 7.3km Vertical gain +571m Vertical drop -932m Durée 3h45 Average Average
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.

Walking Lac de Peyre ( Download : )
Lac de Peyre
distance 5.18km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -484m Durée 2h50 Average Average
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.

Pointe de Deux Heures, Tete d'Auferrand and Pointe de la Botte
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +493m Vertical drop -483m Durée 3h55 Average Average
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,

Walking La Clusaz - Village tour ( Download : )
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".

Aiguille Verte and Lac de Lessy circular walk
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1068m Vertical drop -1074m Durée 6h40 Average Average
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.

Walking The Curé passage ( Download : )
distance 17.14km Vertical gain +898m Vertical drop -1296m Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Beaufort (Savoie) - 73 - Savoie

Lake Gittaz and the Curé passage.

The Croix du Colomban from the Col de la Croix Fry
distance 8.46km Vertical gain +329m Vertical drop -326m Durée 5 hrs Average Average
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.

Summit of Orsiere from la Gutary. A circular walk
distance 9.98km Vertical gain +847m Vertical drop -840m Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manigod - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This circular walk will take you through the steep-sided wooded valley beneath the Aiguille de Manigod. It then brings you up into pastures before making the steep ascent to Sur le Freu and the more gentle ascent to the top of Orsiere via la Riondaz. The descent takes you back through pastures before heading back down through the forest to the start. Great views towards Manigod and the mountains behind Annecy, Mont Charvin.

Walking Lac du Mont Charvin ( Download : )
Lac du Mont Charvin
distance 9.84km Vertical gain +837m Vertical drop -828m Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Bouchet - 74 - Haute-Savoie

An out and return walk to Lac du Mont Charvin. Passing through woodland, then pasture before entering the higher and more rocky terrain. Great views Mont Blanc from the ridge above the lake.

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

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

Walking La Joux - Deffeyes Shelter ( Download : )
distance 5.34km Vertical gain +902m Vertical drop -33m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A trek across the Gran Paradiso passing through the 5 surrounding valleys.

distance 77.06km Vertical gain +6842m Vertical drop -6786m Durée 7 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

It may not be true paradise but it certainly is heavenly. An exceptional group trek carried out in July 2011 which allows you to explore the Val D'aoste valleys ending with a balcony trail to Gran Paradiso summit.

distance 13.32km Vertical gain +1145m Vertical drop -2069m Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Thuile (Province de Aosta) - Province de Aosta

A long and difficult stage due to the ascension of 2 passes.

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