• Sport

Hiking Trail: Mayères forest trail from Burzier

A very beautiful, refreshing path in the heart of the forest; you will avoid the 4x4s on the jeep trail. Lovely clearings allow you to admire Mont Blanc. On arrival, there is a magnificent view over the 4 Têtes, overlooking the Mayères refuge.

Sport Hiking Trail: Mayères forest trail from Burzier Sallanches


Departing from Sallanches (74700)
Average length : 03h15
Distance : 6.9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Departure: Burzier car park
1.At the end of the car park, take the small path that climbs through the forest
2.the path crosses the Cornache stream several times, which descends from the Mayères mountain pasture
3. at the 1st junction, take the path on the right which goes towards Mayères; the one on the left leads to the village of Les Houches via Les Combes or joins the Deramey
4.at the 2nd junction continue straight ahead, you will leave the path on your right which joins the jeepable track and on the left the path which goes towards Deramey
5.Continue straight ahead, the next junctions (3-4-5) lead to the same places as before
6. the 6th junction always straight ahead towards Mayères; on the right access to the Tornieux refuge and on the left you can go to Lintre via Pachettaz then Couterre.
7. you arrive at the cross of Mayères then at the panoramic table to then join the jeepable track which takes you to the finish line, at the foot of the Quatre Têtes.
8. at the top you will find the Mayères refuge with its famous altisurface: the last one in Haute-Savoie.

Many other hiking routes start here:
The Arête des Saix, the valley of Doran, The Broken Finger, Lanchéron, the Four Heads, the Fours, the Split Stone, the Vallée de Coeur, the Col de Niard ...

Return by the same route (round trip); or if you wish by the 4x4 track

Walking time is approximate and does not include break times.

Go on a safe hike!
This description allows you to orient yourself globally but does not replace a hiking map at 1/25000 or other topoguides that you can find in your tourist office! In Sallanches, our Office of Guides & Accompanists also offers a wide choice of outings accompanied by mountain professionals providing you with complete expertise on the environment and alpine nature, think about it!

Whatever your hike, check the weather before heading out.
Remember to take cereal bars, sufficient water, sunglasses, sunscreen, a small first-aid kit, as well as clothes suitable for your outing depending on the season in your backpack. and the forecast forecast.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 605m
Altitude max : 1560m
Vertical drop : 605m

Further informations

Stone, Ground, Grit

    1 15


    Free access.


    Open to children
    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    • Pets welcome
    • Accommodation
    • Pets supplement
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic area
    • Car park
    • Orientation board
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park


    départ : parking de Burzier route de Doran 74700 Sallanches
    Departing from : Sallanches (74700)
    Latitude : 45.957296 - Longitude : 6.610079

    More informations

    Information update on 24/06/2021 by Office de Tourisme de Sallanches