Snowshoes on the Glières Plateau

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4098495
A Thorens-Glières walk posted on 04/03/13 by LB_Neil. Update : 21/01/20
Author's time Author's time : 4 hrs
Distance Distance : 10.06km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 334m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 342m
Highest point Highest point : 1673m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1372m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Areas Areas : Alps, Aravis et Bornes, Plateau des Glières
Location Location : Thorens-Glières (74570)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.96325° / E 6.326217°
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Start at the large car park near the Nordic skiing building on the D55 just before the Col des Glières.
Head south-east to reach Les Mouilles (1) then up to point 1689 (2), then head south-west to pass near large chalets below, and you will see the Crêt St. Germain (3) and La Reinette (4).
Look out for the chapel which is visible from afar (5).
From the chapel the way back is marked with yellow flags. This is the GR96. It is a broad path that gently leads you back to the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1441m
1 : km 1.44 - alt. 1503m
2 : km 2.86 - alt. 1672m - Point 1689
3 : km 5.04 - alt. 1513m - Crêt Saint Germain
4 : km 5.96 - alt. 1444m - La Reinette
5 : km 6.57 - alt. 1459m - Notre Dame des Neiges chapel
D/A : km 10.06 - alt. 1441m

Useful Information

Reception building for hikers at the beginning of the walk.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Monument of the maquis of Glières near the start.
Many other hikes around this extensive open plateau where the views are stunning.

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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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