Mini Trek - Tour of Tournette

Mini Trek - Tour of Tournette

During this stay, you will discover the Tournette under all its faces. Indeed, we propose a three days itinerary to make the tour of the highest summit located around the lake of Annecy. Our adventure will start and end at the famous Forclaz pass, above Talloires, a world famous site for paragliding. The view is one of the most beautiful on the lake of Annecy. We will stop in rustic refuges in the middle of the mountains to discover the local cuisine. This mini-trek is ideal for a break from the daily grind and to enjoy the view. The last day will be the highlight of the trip with the ascent of the Tournette summit.
Col de la forclaz
3 days / 2 nights
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Around la Tournette

Around la Tournette

Strong points

  • The tour of the largest mountain around Lake Annecy
  • Exceptional views of Lake Annecy, the Aravis and the Mont-Blanc
  • Nights in huts perched on the top of the mountain and not very frequented

Day 1 : The point of Talamarche from the col de la forclaz

D+920m D-540m Dist 10,5km 4h45 of walking

Welcome and briefing.

Our adventure begins at the Forclaz pass and its magnificent view of Lake Annecy. We join the paragliders take-off and then go along the Roux rock. After a small cabled passage, the view opens up on the imposing west face of the Tournette. We pass the alpine pastures of the chalet de l'Aulp to reach the col des nantets. The ascent is more sustained until the Roc Lancrenaz. We arrive on a high mountain pasture, the mountain pasture of the chalets of Aulp Riant where the cows graze quietly. We continue our way to the point of Talamarche, the high point of our day. Then we go back down to our perched refuge.

Night in a mountain hut (Dormitory).

Day 2 : Crossing the montremont valley

D+1280m D-1060m Dist 12,5 km 6h15 walk

Our day starts with a steep descent to the village of Montremont. Once in the valley, we are at the foot of the North face of the Tournette, the atmosphere is hostile. We go up the steep slope towards the Frêtes de Rosairy pass. We will certainly have the chance to observe ibexes as we approach the pass. The path is not very frequented. Once we reach the pass, we descend towards the Rosairy refuge and cross the East face of the Tournette via the Vorets pass to reach our refuge for the night.

Night in a mountain hut (dormitory).

Day 3 : Ascent of the Tournette

D+680m D-1285m Dist 12km 5h15 of walking

It's the big day! Let's go to the ascent of the summit via its southern flank. We will then arrive under the chair, a limestone monolith which is the highest point of the massif. To climb it we will have to pass through a narrow passage equipped with chains and a ladder. Vertical atmosphere guaranteed. The reward is there: a 360° view on the Alps, the Jura and the lake of Annecy. The descent will be done via the western side, steeper before joining the mountain pastures of the chalet de l'aulp then the path of the rocher du roux until the col de la Forclaz.

And if you still want more, why not try the multi-day treks?

Tour of the Vanoise glaciers / Trek around Lake Annecy / In the heart of Ampezzo Dolomites / Tour of Mont-Blanc

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Mini Trek - Tour of Tournette

The price includes
Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
The two nights in half-board (dinner and breakfast) in refuge from day 1 to day 3.
Picnics on all three days.
The price does not include
Emergency and repatriation insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the trip.
Drinks and food (dry fruits, cereal bars).
Your hiking equipment.
Everything that is not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Trip organized by the Quartz association
An organization of the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliated to Apriam
344 chemin de l'oratoire 74290 Alex
Registered with Atout France
IM 073.10.0023

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