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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.

Visorandonneur
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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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.

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,

Visorandonneur
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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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.

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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.

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.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
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.

Visorandonneur
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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Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m Durée 6h45 Moderate Moderate
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.

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".

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.

Accommodation, Restaurant
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.

Walking Le Grammont ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
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 : )
Visorandonneur
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.

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distance 13.65km Vertical gain +838m Vertical drop -838m Durée 6h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

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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.

Visorandonneur
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.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
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Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m Durée 8h10 Moderate Moderate
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.

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Summit of Orsiere from la Gutary. A circular walk
distance 9.98km Vertical gain +847m Vertical drop -840m Durée 5h15 Moderate Moderate
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 Tour d'AÏ ( Download : )
Visorandonneur
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 : )
Visorandonneur
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 du Mont Charvin ( Download : )
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Lac du Mont Charvin
distance 9.84km Vertical gain +837m Vertical drop -828m Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
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.