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Le Pralère

This pleasant route has some superb panoramic views that you can admire whilst following a fairly easy path along the ridge.

Sport Le Pralère Lucinges

About

Departing from Lucinges (74380)
Average length : 02h40
Distance : 6.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

N°. 1 Parking des Affamés: Take the forestry road to the right and continue until you reach a flat section.
N°. 2 Take the right-hand fork, then take a smaller path.
N°. 3 Continue straight ahead and then climb up to the left until you reach the junction with the path coming from 'La Grange de Boëge".
N°. 4 Turn left and continue along a sloping path.
N°. 5 Arrive at the Col du Pralère (altitude 1295 m, you are now on the GR "Balcon du Léman" long distance path). N° 7 Go left and follow the Grande Randonnée long distance path.
N°. 6 If you wish, you can turn right to go and see the Oratory of Notre-Dame du Pralère, which takes 10 minutes there and back (altitude 1303 m, viewpoint).
N°. 7 Go past the Pointe du Pralère (altitude 1406 m), head downhill and go the left and the bottom of the slope, still on the GR long distance path.
N°. 8 Carry on until you reach a junction of paths: Not Marcy. Take the left fork onto a "swift" descent.
N°. 9 If you wish, you can continue along the ridge of Les Voirons, following the GR long distance path, as far as the Pointe de Brantaz (altitude 1457 m, viewpoint) (allow 30 minutes there and back).
N°. 10 Reach a junction with the path known as "Taille de la Marquise" leading uphill. Follow it to the left.
N°. 11 Cross this forestry road and then a loggers' path. Follow the path that runs beside a stream to reach the Parking des Affamés.

Loop
Total elevation gain : 430m
Altitude max : 1395m
Vertical drop : 430m

Signs

PDIPR signs (yellow) along the whole route, as well as GR signs (white/red) between no.5 and no.9.

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    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Classified as a Natura 2000 site, Les Voirons are an outstanding, protected area. It should be treated as a fragile place, which is home to some exceptional flora and fauna.
    Make sure that you are properly equipped (appropriate shoes and clothing, water, etc.) before attempting these trails. Check the weather forecast before you leave. Do not attempt trails which are classed as difficult if you have young children with you.

    Period of practice

    All year round.
    You can also trek along this path in snowshoes and in the opposite direction.

    Access

    Parking des Affamés 74380 Lucinges
    Departing from : Lucinges (74380)
    Latitude : 46.202353 - Longitude : 6.337013
    Moving across the city : Lucinges (74380), Boëge (74420)

    More informations

    Information update on 14/04/2022 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie