Must see hiking : le Lac de Peyre

Ideally located at the starting point of the Grand-Bornand Chinaillon walking trails, the Roc des Tours enjoys an exceptional position. The Lac de Lessy, the Lac de Peyre, the Col des Annes, the Mont-Lachat… there are many possibilities for walking in the heart of the Massif des Aravis!

Ideal for introducing your children to walking, the Lac de Peyre is an unmissable family walk in Grand-Bornand Chinaillon which will enchant little ones and not so little ones.

Starting from the Col de la Colombière, the 1 ½ hour route takes you to the lake by a well-marked path with a height differential of 550 metres. The realm of marmots, mountain ibex and bearded vultures, this is the perfect walk for discovering the local wildlife. On a detour from the path, the secondary lakes will make you want to pause and admire the Aravis Chain and Mont-Blanc.

You will be able to picnic amidst the greenery just beside the lake with an uninterrupted view of Mont-Blanc.

 The walk can be extended as far as the col de Balafrasse in 20 minutes (140m of height differential). The walk back down follows the same route.

And most importantly, don’t forget to check the weather forecast before setting off as the weather can change quickly in the mountains and remember to drink plenty of fluids.