A 2 hour walk from Chinaillon will take you to this mountain lake lying in a gulley at the foot of the arête between the Pic du Jalouvre, the Buclon and the Aiguille Verte.
Located at 1618 m altitude, open from June to October, it connects Le Grand-Bornand in the Arve valley. Starting point for many hikes, it is also a classic cycle route used many times by the Tour de France.
Highest point of the winter ski area over 2000 m altitude, it's also the start of various walking and mountain-bike circuits. The Lachat is also a well-known take-off point for paragliders.
Beautiful mountain lake dedicated to fishing and with a spectacular view on the Jalouvre.
We invite you to discover this magnificent valley, the birthplace of the Reblochon cheese, through which the Borne river flows between the gentle alpine slopes of the Lachat mountain, forests and the steeper rocky outcrops at the foot of the Aravis range.
From Col de la Colombiere, through an impressively beautiful rocky landscape where you must not miss the many ibex, this 1hr30 walk brings you to Peyre Lake (2100m).
At an altitude of 1720 m, at the foot of the Pointe Percee (2750m), the highest peak in the Aravis range, with several mountain restaurants and summer farms whose architecture is unique in the department, and an unbeatable view of the Aravis mountains.
It is a amazing Alpine playground in summer and winter, between lapies and other grooves carved into the rock through erosion : trekking, walking, rock-climbing, ski touring, mountaineering, all ... close by the Village !
From Col de la Colombiere a 2 hour walk up to 2000m, across grass, and over rocky terrain will bring you to the caves at the start of the Bargy mountains. Scooped out at the base of a cliff, these caves show you the extent that water can erode limestone.
Apart from the visual appeal of this natural curiosity, legend has it that this was the meeting place of a young couple who gave birth to the first bornandins. A discovery which will no doubt add spice to your many walks.