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Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1128m Vertical drop -1123m Durée 6h20 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 Le Grammont ( Download : )
Le Grammont
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +1226m Vertical drop -1219m Durée 6h20 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 : )
La Grande Jumelle
distance 12.9km Vertical gain +1168m Vertical drop -1168m Durée 6h30 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.

distance 14.13km Vertical gain +1030m Vertical drop -1201m Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trient - Valais

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

Walking Tour d'AÏ ( Download : )
distance 9.73km Vertical gain +856m Vertical drop -854m Durée 4h50 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 : )
Tour de Mayen
distance 13km Vertical gain +851m Vertical drop -849m Durée 5h45 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.

Champex to Cabane d'Orny and return via La Breya summit and ski lift.
distance 12.64km Vertical gain +1567m Vertical drop -863m Durée 7h20 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.)

distance 12.47km Vertical gain +1302m Vertical drop -1271m Durée 6h40 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.

Walking Sentier du Bisse ( Download : )
Sentier du Bisse
distance 4.1km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -154m Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A short and easy walk from Champex Lac, taking the well signposted and good paths beside the Bisse. These are the water channels made to control and route the flow of water for irrigation purposes. The path returns to Champex via part of the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

Pointe d'Orny : out and return from the La Breya ski lift.
distance 13.44km Vertical gain +1180m Vertical drop -1177m Durée 6h40 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.

Walking Raccard du Blé ( Download : )
Raccard du Blé
distance 8.09km Vertical gain +375m Vertical drop -378m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk in the lower part of the Swiss Val Ferret. One of the walks publicized by the tourist office and well signposted. There are information boards (in French) about the construction of traditional barns made from local stone and timber. Easy walking, navigation and some interesting information. The first section is on a quiet road.

Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 8.4km Vertical gain +118m Vertical drop -503m Durée 2h40 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.

Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 13.92km Vertical gain +927m Vertical drop -924m Durée 6h10 Average Average
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.

distance 10.16km Vertical gain +1002m Vertical drop -582m Durée 5h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bagnes - Valais

Second stage of this hike crossing two passes, Louvie Pass and Prafleuri Pass, both snow-covered.

Col des Annes to the Refuge Gramusset and back via Col de Borne Ronde
distance 8.9km Vertical gain +633m Vertical drop -633m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

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

distance 3.24km Vertical gain +798m Vertical drop -62m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bagnes - Valais

First stage of this trek linking Fionay village to Saas Fee. A pleasant stage reaching Louvie Hut (la Cabane de Louvie) built on the edge of Louvie Lake.

distance 101.83km Vertical gain +8346m Vertical drop -8018m Durée 7 days Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bagnes - Valais

In the Swiss valley, this particularly pleasant hike allows you to explore the many 4000 m peaks that surround the route.

N.B. this route is outlined on Openmap which doesn't have the details of our fine IGN maps. Before being able to get your hands on a Swiss map, which are more precise, the route and GPS layouts will be handy for this pleasant trek.

Walking Lac de Peyre ( Download : )
Lac de Peyre
distance 5.18km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -484m Durée 2h40 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 3h40 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,

Refuge de la Bombardellaz circular
distance 10.26km Vertical gain +748m Vertical drop -747m Durée 4h45 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.

Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m Durée 6h15 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.

Aiguille Verte and Lac de Lessy circular walk
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1068m Vertical drop -1074m Durée 6h10 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 Lacs de Fenêtre ( Download : )
Lacs de Fenêtre
distance 12.42km Vertical gain +966m Vertical drop -967m Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses - Province de Aosta

A superb circular walk crossing three cols and the border into Italy and back. There are amazing and changing views throughout. Recently upgraded with signage as a locally important route and marked as 210 on the Swiss side of the border, 103 or 13a on the Italian side.
Described here in a clockwise direction as the Col du Bastillon is better in ascent than descent.

distance 13.65km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -838m Durée 5h55 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 Trou de la Mouche ( Download : )
Trou de la Mouche
distance 8.85km Vertical gain +1048m Vertical drop -1046m Durée 5h00 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 6h25 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.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m Durée 7h40 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 La Clusaz - Village tour ( Download : )
distance 3.69km Vertical gain +209m Vertical drop -218m Durée 1h35 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".

distance 7.3km Vertical gain +571m Vertical drop -932m Durée 3h25 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.

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 4h50 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.

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