• Sport

1 night in a refuge under the Pointe Percée

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Magnificent short itinerary to the Pointe de Percée Refuge. Starting from the Col des Annes, this panoramic itinerary takes you to the foot of the highest summit of the Aravis Range via the Col de l'Oulettaz.

Sport 1 night in a refuge under the Pointe Percée Le Grand-Bornand


Departing from Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
Average length : 03h20
Duration of the itinerary : 2 Days
Total elevation gain : 530m
Vertical drop : 530m
Distance : 7km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This short itinerary is intended for more experienced hikers. It will take you along a beautiful ridge path joining several peaks of the Aravis : the Tête des Annes (1869 m) first, then the Pointe des Delevrets (1966 m) and the Col de l'Oulettaz under the Pointe de Rouelletaz (2077 m).

Between Le Grand-Bornand and Le Reposoir, the itinerary offers superb views of the two valleys that stretch out before your eyes.

The loop continues then in a mineral universe, between lapiaz and scree, the rocks form natural steps and will allow you to continue your ascent. Arrived at the crossroads of Mont Pelés, you are not far from the objective of the day: the Refuge of the Pointe Percée. Located on a large area of lapiaz, it is the highest point of the hike and marks the border to mountaineering as it is the starting point of several access routes to the summit of Pointe Percée.

The view of the Mont Blanc, Bargy and Aravis mountains is breathtaking and will reward your efforts for an evening and a night in one of the most emblematic refuges of the Aravis.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 530m
Altitude max : 2164m
Vertical drop : 530m

Map references

Map IGN Top 25 n°3430 ET La Clusaz Grand-Bornand. Map on sale at the Tourist Office. Download the application Virée en Aravis.

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    1/ DAY 1 - From the "Col des Annes" to the Refuge de la Pointe Percée. Take the direction "Refuge de la Pointe Percée GRP". Always follow this direction, you will pass by the places called "Tête des Annes", "Col de l'Oulettaz" and "Les Mont Pelés". Arrival at the "Refuge de la Pointe Percée".
    2/ DAY 2 - From the "Refuge de la Pointe Percée" to the "Col des Annes". The return is done by the same itinerary as the outward journey, following the direction of the "Col des Annes" to reach your starting point.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French

    Information available at the Tourism Office or refer to the maps and/or guidebooks to locate the various hikes.

    Period of practice

    From spring to fall, depending on snow conditions; you are responsible for your own safety. Look online or call for information on conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Restaurant


    Col des Annes Vallée du Bouchet 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
    Departing from : Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
    Latitude : 45.970481 - Longitude : 6.524377

    More informations

    Information update on 03/03/2023 by Le Grand-Bornand Tourisme