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Tour of Ayères

Tour of Ayères

Description

Hiking between forest and mountain pasture with charming alpine hamlets. With a view of the Mont-Blanc massif, the Ayères are located at the foot of the impressive limestone wall of the Fiz.

From Plaine-Joux, go up through the station to Barmus by the motorable track. Continue through a flat crossing passing through Ayères des Rocs and Ayères d'en-Haut. After the Ayères des Pierrières, continue on the track that descends to reach the Chalets du Souay then the Châtelet d'Ayères refuge. Descend again to Lac Vert to then reach the starting point.

Technical informations

This circuit was updated on: 04/03/2024
8.5 km
3 h
max. 1639 m
min. 1299 m
390 m
390 m

Accessibility

Altimetric profile

Starting point

321 chemin des Parchets Plaine-Joux , 74190 Passy
Lat : 45.951052Lng : 6.739651

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Restaurant du Lac Vert

Traditional cuisine, homemade, favouring farm-to-fork, especially with local producers.Bar service and food: menus, pancakes, local specialities. Banquets on demand. New: open during the winter season.

1600 chemin des Parchets Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
- Office de Tourisme de Passy -
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Restaurant: Châtelet d'Ayères

In the middle of nature facing the Mont-Blanc, this chalet refuge of the early 20th century, offers a famous terroir cuisine: röstiflette, potato fritters, homemade pies, "farcement"... Booking recommended. 25-minutes walk from the Lac Vert.Taste the famous Chatelet jars (potato fritters) or the famous Farcement de Passy, a true local cult, which preparation takes more than 4 hours and which have made the reputation of this establishment from now 50 years. Gourmet or light salads, hearty and tasty omelets, homemade desserts based on seasonal fruits... A good blueberry tart after the hike, what a pleasure! In winter: Small restaurant for lunch, rostiflette, cheese crust, omelette. In the evening, on reservation only on Friday and Saturday.

2241 chemin du Châtelet Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
- Office de Tourisme de Passy -
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Mountain Refuge Hut: Refuge du Châtelet d'Ayères

This small family refuge located at 1425m altitude is ideal for a first night stop on the Tour des Fiz hike: it offers 25 beds including 9 private rooms. Enjoy the local cuisine in this magnificent setting facing the Mont-Blanc. No credit card.

2241 Chemin du Châtelet Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
- Office de Tourisme de Passy -
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Lac Vert

Situated amidst the forest near Passy Plaine-Joux, this lake is surrounded by spruce trees and reflects the Mont-Blanc.The Lac Vert or Green Lake certainly deserves its name ! Set in an exceptional natural environment, this site is accessible to all the family. The extraordinary transparency of the water allows one to observe the accumulation of trees and plants on the bed of the lake. These elements, combined with the presence of blue-green algae, give the lake its remarkable emerald green colour. Altitude: 1200m. Magnificent view of Mont Blanc range. Vehicles prohibited from 01/06 to 30/09 and throughout the winter season. Access limited to owners and beneficiaries. Free shuttle every 15 minutes from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

1600 chemin des Parchets Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
- Office de Tourisme de Passy -
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Date and time

  • From 07/03/2024 to 01/12/2024
  • From 07/03/2025 to 01/12/2025

Additional information

Type of land

Stone
Ground
Not suitable for strollers

Contact

Phone : 04 50 58 80 52

Email : info@passy-mont-blanc.com

Facebook : www.facebook.com/passymontblanc/

Open period

Throughout the year : open daily.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de Passy - 04/01/2024
www.passy-mont-blanc.com
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