Adventurous Mountain

The Grand-Bornand offers a sports field where you can play without limits.
Between heaven and earth, enough to let his adventurous nature express itself..."
It's up to you to take long walks through forests, mountain pastures and hamlets along the 150 km of marked trails in summer and 60 km in winter.
In all seasons, listen to an intense pastoral life punctuated by the making of the famous reblochon and discover the richness of local architecture. In summer, admire the flora and fauna: chamois, ibex, marmots and other vultures, the largest bird of prey in Europe. Finally, do not hesitate to enjoy blueberries or blackberries along the way.

The Grand-Bornand is exploring new trails....
This summer will see the rise of a new marked altitude course specially designed for amateur mountain bikers who want to join the wheel of the most experienced riders. Profile for electrically assisted ATVs and accessible from Le Grand-Bornand, La Clusaz and Saint-Jean-de-Sixt, the new Tour du Danay adds a marked forest track of about ten kilometres and red difficulty - open from spring to the first snow - to the Grand-Bornand mountain bike area. Fun, shaded and punctuated by beautiful panoramas of the Aravis, the route is shared with pedestrians and hikers. After the delivery of the famous Tour du Lachat, this is a new step in the development of the bike park, bringing the number of marked itineraries from Le Grand-Bornand to 103 km.
until the night
Among other innovations, the MCF specialized school will offer all summer long mountain bike rides with electric assistance at night, accompanied by a Savoyard dinner in a mountain pasture chalet. Before going down to the village, the head in the handlebars, at the headlamps and under the stars....
in paragliding....
A mecca for free flying sports, a stone's throw from Lake Annecy and the famous site of the Col de la Forclaz, Le Grand-Bornand benefits from aerological conditions that are a reference in the paragliding world. So much so that the Mont Lachat take-off site (alt. 2100m) will host no less than three major events this summer, starting with the 5th edition of Back to Grand Bo, an unprecedented challenge that will bring together the world's top athletes and fans of the discipline to try to beat the record for the longest round-trip loop, from June 23 to 29. The Belgian Open will follow, from June 30 to July 5, then the French Long Distance Championship, from July 7 to 14 to... complete the loop!

the bearded vulture as a neighbour....
The cliff of La Colombière, at the foot of the pass of the same name regularly climbed by the champions of the Tour de France, is a flagship climbing site of Les Aravis, at an altitude of 1800 m and facing Pointe Percée. With 64 routes of varying difficulty marked by a particularly steep cliff foot, this limestone area with its very adherent rock encourages friction passages.
In a superb site in a quiet environment where, with a little luck, you might surprise the majestic flight of the gyapète, climbing is varied: scales, holes, slabs in grip or with small grips, flutes....
The Compagnie des Guides des Aravis offers various types of internships and other supervised introductory sessions for the general public.

to think you're in Nepal!
Both the object of a family hike accessible from the Col des Annes and a stopover in the more sporty ascent of Pointe Percée, the highest point in Grand-Bornand overlooking the Aravis mountain range from the top of its 2750m, the Gramusset refuge remains one of the last refuges of the CAF (Club Alpin Français) to offer "old fashioned", rustic and exotic comfort. Set in the heart of a characteristic landscape of lapiaz, limestone reliefs sculpted by the confused work of glaciers and wind, we appreciate the impression of high mountain that emerges, austere and sublime and less than two hours' walk from the mountain pastures. The most sporty will opt for climbing on the famous routes of the Jalouvre massif.
The app that turns your mobile into a GPS!
Developed on a massive scale by the Communauté de Communes des Vallées de Thônes, the new Virée en Aravis app allows you to use your phone as a GPS. Choice of a route and download according to your criteria (level of difficulty, theme...): no need for an Internet connection to practice your hike once you have the information on your mobile. The application, regularly updated by mountain professionals, also integrates directional indications and other points of interest with interactive and audio content, and the possibility of sharing via social networks. Enough to enjoy the landscapes while discovering the heritage, the fauna, the flora and even the local products that enhance your walk.
The +: a single button to call for help if necessary with a geo-positioning and a display of GPS coordinates to facilitate their arrival.