The Balcons du Léman, a magnificent course, bright and wild in the upper Chablais. The ascent of charismatic and sometimes technical summits, overlooking the largest natural lake in Western Europe. Pleasure and escape guaranteed!
During these 3 days, even though we are in a pre-Alpine massif, we go through technical and aerial paths. We will reach two magnificent viewpoints overlooking Lake Léman/Geneva: Dent d’Ôche and Grammont, true sentinels over the lake.
We will hike from hut to hut. Indeed, the location of the huts is quite exceptional:
– The Dent d’Oche refuge is literally clung on a rock and overlooks Lake Léman.
– The refuge at Tanay, with its enchanting lake and the warmth of Swiss hospitality. Certainly one of my favourite sites in the Alps!
A light hike because we have the feeling of walking between sky and earth, with the lake below us. A nice contrast! A wild trek, because we will leave the beaten tracks, to the conquest of ancient horse paths at the border between France and Switzerland. We will also have the chance to observe the flora and fauna present in this massif, ibex are everywhere!
In a few words:
– Around 30 km
– D +/- 2500 m
– 3 days
– Leaving from Novel-Saint Gingolph
– Aerial and technical hike
Are you interested in this beautiful hike? Then please contact me if you are around to organize it together. A unique opportunity to live a good time with friends, family… in an exceptional setting! Another trip that I recommend in the Alps is hiking in the Bauges range.
Novel (1210 m) - Dent d’Ôche Refuge (2113 m)
– 6.7 km
Departure from the parking de la Planche (1210 m), above Novel (Saint Gingolph commune). Bring a picnic for lunch.
Dent d’Ôche Refuge (2113 m) - Dent d’Ôche summit (2221 m) - Darbon Lake (1813 m) - Bise pass (1915 m) - Ugeon pass (2018 m) - Tanay (1450 m)
– 12 km
The day starts in a magic way. For the brave, if weather permits, we will catch the sunrise at the summit of Dent d’Ôche. It’s an incredible spectacle! Even though the altitude change is moderate, the day is demanding because of its wild and committed characteristics. There is no climbing, rather small paths in balcony, some technical passages where you have to be surefooted and not suffer from vertigo.
Tanay (1415 m) - Grammont summit (2172 m) - Lovenex (1632 m) - Novel (1210 m)
– 10.5 km
We will reach the Grammont summit first thing in the morning!
Price per person
|Group of 3||339EUR|
|Group of 4||324EUR|
|Group of 5||316EUR|
|Group of 6||310EUR|
|Group of 7||305EUR|
|Group of 8||302EUR|
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
At the parking de la Planche (1210 m), above Novel (Saint Gingolph commune).
- Dent d'Ôche refuge
Group size: 3 to 12 people
Picnic on day 3 is included in the price.