• Sport

La Vierge des Alpages

Beautiful hike from the village to reach the pastures at the foot of the Aravis mountains, with spectacular views.

Sport La Vierge des Alpages La Giettaz


Departing from La Giettaz (73590)
Average length : 04h00
Distance : 9.4km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Start in LA GIETTAZ, near the Tourist Office. Walk towards LA VIERGE DES ALPAGES via the Abbaye, La Chapelle des Nants, Pont Noir, Les Puginières, Pétaz. Au Bois du Fouestarle, then continue on the stony track through La Croix de Ptiouta, Le Mégevan, Route de Plan Bourgeois and Plan Bourgeois.
From there, climb up to LA VIERGE DES ALPAGES on the footpath. At the top, be careful and don’t get too close to the cliff edge.
Return to LA GIETTAZ by the same route.

In the past, alpine pastures were much valued by the village communities. The villages of La Giettaz and Cordon were in dispute over land for a long period, with the legal case over boundaries marking the pastureland of both villages lasting more than 300 years, from the 15th century through to the 18th.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 750m
Vertical drop : 750m


Marked with yellow signs.


Map of walking routes on sale at the Tourist Office at € 7.00.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 01/10.

  • Pets welcome


73590 La Giettaz
Departing from : La Giettaz (73590)
Latitude : 45.8625 - Longitude : 6.494787
Information update on 23/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly