Le Pas des Griffes by Geneuil - Hiking trail

Le Pas des Griffes by Geneuil - Hiking trail

  • Distance 19.6km
  • Altitude maximum 2615m
  • Altitude minimum n/c
  • Marche 08h30
  • Dénivelé positif 1225m
  • Dénivelé négatif 1225m
  • Commune de départ Valloire
  • Nature du terrain Non adapté aux poussettes / Rocher / Terre


This sporty but not technically demanding hike takes in the Aiguille Noire valley and offers a magnificent view of Mont Thabor.

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Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

Start: hamlet of Le Pontet.
1/ Climb to the hamlet of Archaz.
2/ Join Geneuil on the minor road or footpath.
3/ In Geneuil, turn left on the path that rises at an angle to Montissot.
4/ Reach the Pas de Cotérieux on the left of the Combe Feutrier.
5/ Follow the Grand Plateau ridge. A succession of small summits offering magnificent views of Mont Thabor.
6/ Descend to Pas des Griffes.
7/ Return following the remains of a path to the ruins.
8/ Join the Selles trail through the meadows.
9/ Follow the path to Archaz.


Precautions :

- Check weather conditions before you leave.

- Make sure you leave in the morning, so you don't get caught out at night.
- Inform someone of your itinerary, as communication may be limited.

- The routes you take are your own responsibility.

- It's important to choose an itinerary suited to your physical and technical abilities. If in doubt, don't hesitate to contact mountain professionals.

- Make sure you're properly equipped for safe hiking and weather conditions.

- This hike is best done in summer, when there's no more snow.

There are a few things you can do to make your hiking experience safer and more enjoyable. Walking poles improve balance, and regular hydration is essential.

Carry a water bottle and snacks to keep your energy up. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and sunglasses. Don't forget binoculars to add a touch of observation to your adventure.
Last but not least, check the weather conditions before you leave, so that you can make the most of your getaway.

Le Pas des Griffes by Geneuil - Hiking trail

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