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Great hikers La Tête du Torraz

Tête du torraz

Description

A magnificent itinerary which offers many different views of the whole region. If you think the walk might be a little long, plan a stop at the Plan de l'Are refuge which is on the way.

6 hours of walking including 4 hours of climbing

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Hard
Duration
6h
Dist.
8.5 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Départ parking de la Tonnaz , 74120 Praz-sur-Arly
Lat : 45.84046Lng : 6.556563

Date and time

  • From 15/06/2024 to 15/11/2024
  • From 15/06/2025 to 15/11/2025

Additional information

Tips

You can cut your walk by spending a night at the Plan de L'Are refuge, a snack break is also possible!

Environments

Mountain location

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de Praz-sur-Arly - 05/03/2024
www.prazsurarly.com
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Open period

From 15/06 to 15/11.

Contact

Phone : 04 50 21 90 57

Email : accueil@mairie-prazsurarly.fr

Topo guides and map references

Topo guides references :
Itinerary referenced in the topo guide "Hiking trails in the Pays du Mont - Blanc" sold with the map - 6€ at the tourist office.

The Cirkwi brief

Explore Breathtaking Landscapes at La Tête du Torraz

Embark on a journey designed by the Office de Tourisme to discover the unparalleled beauty of the La Tête du Torraz hike. Enveloped in the serene ambiance of Praz-sur-Arly, this route offers an eclectic mix of panoramic views that captivate your senses and challenge your physical limits. Imagine walking through cascading landscapes where every step introduces a novel spectacle, and the air feels fresher with altitude. The thrill of reaching the Refuge du Plan de l'Aar, greeted by farm animals and the warm hospitality of alpagistes, adds a rustic charm to this already picturesque expedition.

Intense Hike, Unforgettable Views

This trek spans approximately 8.5 km with a prominent feature being its elevation gain. The total ascent recorded is around 971 meters, marking it as an invigorating challenge for any enthusiast. Starting from the parking de la Tonnaz, the trail winds through varying terrains, pushing your limits while promising spectacular vistas. The culmination at the refuge not only offers a momentary respite but also serves as a testament to your endurance and willpower. Such a journey demands respect for its sheer climb and distance, requiring adequate preparation and stamina.

A Seasonal Guide to Hiking

As your guide through the majestic landscapes of La Tête du Torraz, I recommend embracing this adventure during late spring to early autumn. The weather conditions during these months are most favorable, showcasing the region in its full glory while minimizing risks. Always check the weather forecast before setting off and prepare for sudden changes in mountain conditions. Adequate hydration, protective clothing, and possibly even a guide for those less experienced are essential to fully enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this journey safely.

Praz-sur-Arly: A Cultural Gem

Nestled within the Haute-Savoie department, Praz-sur-Arly holds a cherished position both geographically and culturally. This region, rich in history and nestled amidst the French Alps, has long been a crossroads of varying cultures and traditions. It offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance, with trails like La Tête du Torraz serving as pathways not just through the landscape but through time. The area’s cultural tapestry is as diverse and vibrant as the vistas it overlooks, making every hike a journey through the soul of Haute-Savoie.

Climate Tips for Hikers

Understanding Praz-sur-Arly’s Weather
Praz-sur-Arly, located in the heart of the French Alps, sports a climate that is quintessentially mountainous. Winters are snowy and can extend from late November into April, while summers offer a temperate relief perfect for hiking. The best time to embark on the La Tête du Torraz hike is between June and September when the weather is most stable, and the trails are free from snow. However, always be prepared for cooler temperatures at higher elevations and potential afternoon thunderstorms in summer.
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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾