• Sport

Le Gâteau

Nice day hike to reach Le Gâteau in 2 1/2 hours without great difficulty. Up there, a beautiful 360 ° panoramic view awaits you.

Sport Le Gâteau Flumet


Departing from Flumet (73590)
Average length : 03h45
Distance : 10.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Start from FLUMET, at the Tourist Office car park. Follow directions to LE GÂTEAU via Le Char, Bellevarde, Les Balmettes and Trélachat.
Return to FLUMET by going down to Le Sciozier, Le Pont de Fer, La Touvière, Le Biollay, Le Petit Biollay, Les Pontets-Morettes and Le Châtelet.

The orientation panel on Le Gâteau giving a 360° display of the peaks in the Mont-Blanc range of mountains and the Chaîne des Aravis.

La Pierra Menta, which is easily recognisable because it divides the Beaufortain mountain range, is said to have been kicked there from afar by the mythical giant Gargantua when he stepped over the Aravis mountain range. The Pierra Menta mirrors the space in the rocks at the Col des Aravis.

Total elevation gain : 680m
Vertical drop : 680m


Marked with yellow signs.


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

Methods of payment accepted : Cash


Animals allowed

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 31/10.

  • Pets welcome
  • Picnic area
  • Orientation board


73590 Flumet
Departing from : Flumet (73590)
Latitude : 45.81779 - Longitude : 6.513808

Start of the hiking trail is the car park at the Tourist Office.

Information update on 23/05/2022 by Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly