Discover the unique characteristics of the typical Aravis farm where cheese is still made today. The trail passes through alpine pastures, providing the opportunity to see and smell the wide variety of flowers that provide the famously distinct taste of reblochon cheese.
Located between two peaks, Pointe Blanche and Pointe du Midi, this hike presents no technical difficulties and offers the chance to see the animals who inhabit the local mountain landscapes (marmots, the Alpine ibex, …).
An outing for strong hikers that includes several ascents and descents. The itinerary almost always stays “up high;” enjoy wide open spaces, incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and Lessy Lake located in the heart of a beautiful alpine pasture.
The Gramusset Hut is located right beneath the Point Percée, the high point of the Aravis Mountains (2750m). Start from Col des Annes Pass, which is surrounded by alpine pastures and is the birthplace of the area's famous farmhouse Reblochon cheese.
- Vallée du Bouchet
In July and August, you can take the shuttle service which will take you to the bus station at La Clusaz. Outside of those dates, you will have to either hitch-hike or walk to the same place (calculate an extra 1 1/2 hrs).
After crossing the village, you walk along a trail facing the Tournette until you reach the forest edge. Take the trail that will lead you to the orientation table with a view of the village and of the chain of Aravis.
Walk along the Borne and leave the playground to follow a trail which leads you to the Roman bridge.
Starting from Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, a 2.5 hour loop during which 11 interpretive signs explain the different facets of the mountain environment: flora, fauna, habitat, geology, ...
The route follows the discovery trail of the mountain environment. It informs you about the fauna and flora present along the trail that leads to the traditional chalets of the Cuillery hamlet.
The trail crosses several passages in forests and clearings, following by several ridges with a view on "Les Troncs", the last hamlet of the valley of Bouchet. Return by the Borneronde pass.
Balcony trail, offering a bucolic and panoramic atmosphere of "La Clé des Annes". Departure from Annes pass and return by Fenil farms.
Mont Lachat is the ski area peak in winter over 2000m of altitude. It is also an take-off area famous for free paragliding flight. Accessibility : Lachat skilift.
At the Col de Châtillon breathtaking view of the Chain of the Aravis. The picnic break will allow you to contemplate the Roc des Charmieux, the Aiguille Verte and the Roc des Tours. The milk produced in these alpine pastures of the Aravis is used for the manufacture of reblochon.