Departure from the summit of Mont-Lachat. Take direction SOUS LE LACHAT (1556m), then the AYES (1564m). Follow the RENARDS (1544 m) BETWEEN TWO WOOD (1500 m) and go towards LE MANSTU (1485 m). Join MONT LACHAT (1591 m) to complete your route.
DEPARTURE: parking SOUS LA BEQUE - hiking information sign. ROUTE: From the car park, take the road briefly in the direction of Saint Nicolas La Chapelle to the sign "SOUS LA BEQUE" and take the path in the undergrowth to the right. Go up to LA BÈQUE and its superb point of view on the Val d'Arly (caution on the belvedere). Continue towards TRÉ LE SEZ then the BOIS DES AVENIÈRES. Take the track on the right and join LES AVENIÈRES : ideal for a break in front of Mont-Blanc. Go back down the alpine trail via SOUS ZORONS, LES MONTS and reach the car park. POINT OF INTEREST : - The orientation table Avenières and its unique panorama facing the Mont Blanc, Beaufortain and Aravis.
DEPARTURE: Flumet Tourist Office / St Nicolas La Chapelle ROUTE: From the Tourist Office, go up the rue du Mont-Blanc (main street) to L'ÉGLISE (possibility to turn right to admire the Bridge of the Abyss and the houses suspended). Descend left along the departmental then turn right (in the bend) towards the PLAN D'EAU. Continue on the path of the Revue (communal road) and turn left to follow the stream of the Arrondine and join the lake. Pass the stretch of water and continue flat along the Arrondine (playground and sports fields). After the stadium, turn left onto the communal road to reach the entrance of the village. Go back to the Tourist Office. POINTS OF INTEREST: - The Moulin "à Tienne" of Flumet and its museum. - The Bridge of the Abyss or Bellecombe which culminates 32 meters above the Arly. - The hanging houses of Flumet overlooking the Arly 40 meters below. - The Saint Theodule Church of Flumet. - The lake for a refreshing dive!
DEPARTURE: Col des Aravis. Use the roadside parking provided for this purpose, so as not to hinder agricultural users. ROUTE: From the parking of Col, take the track in direction LA ZORETTE (direction South). Take the path towards LA SOURCE DES ARAVIS, then PLANCHAUX. From there, cross in balcony until the CROIX DES FRÊTES. For the return, join the signpost PATH OF THE CROIX DES FRÊTES then Col des Aravis by the track following the directions PSAMO, LA TÊTE and LA ZORETTE. POINTS OF INTEREST : - Many alpine farms, with the possibility to buy cheese, butter ... - The panoramas on the village of La Giettaz and the massif of Mont Blanc.
DEPARTURE: The Plan - Parking on the left after the chapel. ROUTE: From the Plan, take the road briefly to LA JUSTE and then the track to L'ETARPAZ. Continue towards PETETRUY, the trail becomes a trail through the pastures. Once on the Route des Chalets, turn left on the alpine trail in a balcony under the Aravis ridge; pass by LA RUALLE and LA BALMAZ. At the crossroad ROUTE DE PLAN BOURGEOIS, turn left. Then at MEGEVAN, take again on the left and join the Plan by LA MOUILLE and LA CÔTE. POINTS OF INTEREST: - Panorama on the Aravis peaks. - Alpine trail in the middle of pastures and herds.
Derrière l'office de tourisme, longer le cimetière et monter en direction du Tovat. A la route, prendre horizontalement à gauche jusqu'au premier carrefour. S'approcher de la maison "Le Trovat" pour repérer le sentier qui se faufile à droite du jardin et entre les mazots. Une montée amène en vue de la Croix de Varoche. Attention vous traversez des alpages merci de respecter le travail des agriculteurs et de bien refermer les parcs. Au lieu dit "le Manstu", on découvre une belle vue sur le Mont Blanc. Du carrefour, monter à gauche à travers champs. Au sortir de la forêt, on peut quitter la piste pour prendre immédiatement à droite le long du déversoir empierré et ainsi rejoindre les bords du plan d'eau du Mont Lachat. Suivre la route carrossable en direction des Ayes pendant 5 min et prendre à droite la direction du Cernix - Entre deux bois - Ballevard. La descente se fait en sous bois avant d'arriver sur un espace ouvert avec une magnifique vue sur la chaine des Aravis. Continuer en direction de Ballevard .A Ballevard, prendre à droite de la maison en direction des Berets verts pour rejoindre le centre village.
DEPARTURE: Parking entrance of the hamlet of Chaucisse - Information boards hikes. ROUTE: From the car park, go down the road that crosses the hamlet towards Chozalets. Here, turn left onto the trail which later becomes a trail and join Nanchard. Return by the same route. POINT OF INTEREST : - a pretty loop between woods and near, on paths and trails. With each exit of forest, a new landscape is put in place.
From the parking of the PLAN join the hamlet of CRÉPINIÈRE, then take the path which passes first in a fairly dense forest area. Exit the forest at 1470m, go to the alpine chalet at 1550 m, then take the direction of the ALPAGE DE RAMADIEU (1660m). Cross on the right 100m above the chalet to gain the HEAD OF RAMADIEU by a small combe. FROM THE HEAD, win the PETIT CROISSE BAULET staying on the ridge. To go down again, go to the PRE DU COL (1747m) then the COL DU JAILLET (1723m), THE TOURBIÈRE OF JAILLET (1708m), LE PLANET (1510m), THE ILES (1321m) and finally the PONT DU MOULIN ( 1294m). Return to the CRÉPINIÈRE then to the car park by the same route. Variation: at ALPAGE DE RAMADIEU (1660m), take direction LE CHAR (1660m) then join the TOURBIÈRE DU JAILLET (1708m). POINT OF INTEREST : At the top of Petit Croisse Baulet, the view is absolutely grandiose, one of the most beautiful views of Haute-Savoie. Indeed, from the top, we can contemplate the chain of Mont Blanc, but also the Aravis just behind, and Fiz more left.
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DEPARTURE: parking in front of the chapel. Road access from the village of La Giettaz in Aravis. ROUTE: From the Plan car park, take the small road then the track towards L'ARMOY (crossing of the Arrondine torrent). At the post level signage, take the path on your left in the direction of COVAGNET. Once out of the forest, on the edge of the ski slope, go down again on the Plan to reach the starting point. POINT OF INTEREST: The Chapel of the Plan, which was built by the abbot Jean-Marie Jiguet, from the Plan, helped by the inhabitants of the neighborhood.
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Easy route back and forth. Road access: from Crest-Voland, follow the road leading to Les Saisies for 4 kilometers and park at the Croix des Ayes. From the car park, take the road towards Mont Lachat. You walk along the beautiful bog Beaufortain / Val d'Arly (nature reserve) before arriving on the plateau Lachat. The tour of the lake is possible with a 4X4 stroller. In the water: restaurant, picnic, barbecue, fishing, banks grass, WC and changing table. Swimming is prohibited.
DEPARTURE: The village of Giettaz in Aravis with the church of Saint Pierre aux Liens and the museum of the past that tells the life of the Giettois. ROUTE: From the Tourist Office, go down along the departmental until the BRIDGE OF GIETTAZ (be vigilant on this passage). Follow the directions ON ARRONDINE and the 4 PATHS, then return to the hamlet CHAPETS. To return to the village, take direction ROC DU CHARBONNIER then again ON THE ARRONDINE. The return itinerary is then the same as on the way out. POINTS OF INTEREST: - Panorama from Chapets on the cliffs of the Aravis mountain range: Étale (2484m) and Merdassier (2413m). - We dominate the valley of the Arrondine and the "Rock of the City" (above the village of Giettaz), consisting of many layers of shale (slates) dating back 3 million years!
DEPARTURE: Parking Planay. ROUTE: from the Planay car park, follow briefly the main road and, at the garage of the ski lifts, turn left towards the COMBES. Continue on the communal road to LE CHARDONNET then right on the track to LE STOMU. Continue straight on the trail, then the pleasant trail to PLAN DESERT. Return by the same route. POINT OF INTEREST : - Lake Plan Desert, nice little lake with barbecues and picnic tables, ideal for a gourmet break! Possibility of fishing. Information at the tourist office.
DEPARTURE: Tourist Office. ROUTE: from the Tourist Office, go up along the church and take the path through a field in the direction of BÉRETS VERTS, then the small communal road on the left to the TOVAT. From there, the climb alternates path and trail crossing following BELLEGARDE, the MANSTU (take the trail uphill in the alp) to arrive at MONT-LACHAT. Continue the forest track towards the signpost LES AYES, turn right towards SOUS LE LACHAT then opposite the LES RENARDS. Take on the left the trail going down to ENTRE DEUX BOIS then BALLEVARD. Finally, take a right to join LE TOVAT, LES BÉRETS VERTS and go back down to the Tourist Office. * For those who ride with the chairlift, descent on both sides of this short hike to reach the village of Crest-Voland. POINTS OF INTEREST: - Crossing pastures with herds of beautiful Abondances cows or Tarines whose production of milk is used for the manufacture of Reblochon and to a lesser extent Beaufort. - Beside the alpine farms a small building, the "freder", built on a stream, allowed to keep cool the milking evening until the collection by the cooperative.
DEPARTURE: The village of Giettaz in Aravis with the church of Saint Pierre aux Liens and the museum of the past that tells the life of the Giettois. ROUTE: From the Tourist Office, go down along the Route des Grandes Alpes to the Pont de la Giettaz. From here, turn left onto the ARRONDINE (steep portion). Continue on the trail until ROC DU CHARBONNIER and go downhill to the ARMOY. Cross the Arrondine and continue until PLAN. Return by the same route.
Départ de CREST-VOLAND, depuis l'Office de Tourisme. Prendre direction LE CERNIX en passant par les Berrets Verts, Le Tovat, Ballevard et les Embailles. Retour à CREST- VOLAND par Pont du Moulin, Combe Noire et Le Crest. A VOIR : Depuis le Pont du Moulin en direction de Combe Noire, vous pourrez admirer une ferme comme on les construisait autrefois, celle-ci se composait de trois bâtiments : la ferme, le grenier et le four. A SAVOIR : Avant l'arrivée de "L'Electricité de France", au début du XXème siècle, la scierie du village alimentée par une dynamo hydroélectrique fournira jusqu'en 1950 l'électricité au village. Cette énergie électrique était vendue par le propriétaire, 1 franc 50 la "bougie-année" et 400 francs le "moteur cheval". (source : "Crest-Voland d'hier et d'aujourdhui" / 1990).
DEPARTURE: The village of Giettaz in Aravis with the church of Saint Pierre aux Liens and the museum of the past that tells the life of the Giettois. ROUTE: From the Tourist Office, cross the Route des Grandes Alpes and climb towards LA CAILLÈRE and join the PONT DE NANT PARREUX. Turn right towards the MORTINES, UNDER THE FIRES and then CRÉVE-COEUR (caution, the path crosses several times the Route des Grandes Alpes). Cross the road in the direction of TUNNEL DES ARAVIS then turn right on the trail all the way to the VIERGE DU CHATELARD: panorama plunging on La Giettaz. Back to CRÈVE-COEUR, turn left towards LES COMBES. At BOIS DU FOUESTARLE, turn right towards PÉTAZ, LES PUGINIÈRES, PONT NOIR and join LA GIETTAZ. POINTS OF INTEREST: - The statue of the Virgin of CHATELARD which was built in 1936. - Beautiful view of the valley of the Arrondine, the Aravis and the Mont Blanc.
DEPARTURE: Col des Aravis. Use the roadside parking provided for this purpose, so as not to hinder agricultural users. ROUTE: From the parking of Col, take the track towards LA ZORETTE (direction South). Take the path towards LA SOURCE DES ARAVIS, then PLANCHAUX. Join the LA signpost CROIX DE FER : return to the cross to enjoy the panorama. Then take the track back to LA TÊTE and LA ZORETTE to return to Col des Aravis. POINTS OF INTEREST: - The panoramas on the village of La Giettaz and the massif of Mont Blanc. - Many alpine farms, with the possibility to buy cheese, butter ...
From the PLANAY car park, follow LE CRÊT (1340m), then LE PLAN DU DRAYON (1491m), LE GOLET (1465m), and finally the COL OF DRAYON (1517m). From there, join SOUS QUÉZET (1696m), LE QUÉZET (1740m), then SOUS LA CROIX (1770m) and climb to the summit of the CRÊT DU MIDI (1890m). Go back down to COL OF THE LA BUTTE (1880m), then continue until BAN ROUGE (1983m). Attack the descent until SUR LE TRÉ and continue towards BOUZA (1685m). Continue in the direction of SOUS LE BOUZA (1597m), PLAN DESERT (1491m), STOMU (1420m), and finally the CHARDONNET (1365m). From there, return by LES COMBES (1325m) then LE PLANAY (1310m). POINTS OF INTEREST: - Beautiful Panorama from Ban Rouge - Lake of Plan Desert, nice little lake with barbecues and picnic tables, ideal for a gourmet break! Possibility of fishing - The chalets of Bouza, an example of the well preserved architecture of old farms.