• Leisure

"Alpage de la Vieille" signposted summer trail

A fun family walk to the Alpage de la Vieille where the children can see goats and sheep and perhaps a few marmots! Can be accessed by chair lift.

Leisure "Alpage de la Vieille" signposted summer trail Morillon


Departing from Morillon (74440)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 500m
Vertical drop : 500m
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Start point: Morillon 1100
Duration: 2 hrs 30 to get there. With very young children, we recommend the chair lift which operates in summer. The descent takes around 1 hr 30.
Difference in altitude: 500m
Altitude at start: 1,100m
Altitude at finish: 1,600m
Map reference: Walking map can be requested from the Tourist Office
Pushchair access: no
Type of terrain: Mountain trail and route through undergrowth. Shady for most of the way. Pleasant in very hot weather.
Level of the walk:
- Family walk (300 to 600m difference in altitude/less than 2 to 4 hrs walking)

A few animals roaming free (goats and cows), many flowers in June, July and August. A few marmots in the mountain pasture. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Panorama of the Giffre valley and the low valley of the Arve.
Mountain pasture products can be purchased.
Possibility of traditional mountain meal at the farm or at the Igloo restaurant at the top of the chair lift.
The Igloo also has 24 beds in 4 dorms. Duvet, sheets, hot showers, etc.

Total elevation gain : 500m
Altitude max : 1585m
Vertical drop : 500m

Further informations

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    Free of charge. Free on foot but there is a charge for the chair lift.


    Open to children
    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Dogs must be kept on leads.

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 31/10.
    Accessible once the snow has melted. If you want to take the chair lift, it is open in July and August.

    • Pets welcome
    • Restaurant
    • Accessible via ski lift


    Syndicat intercommunal de la vallée du Haut-Giffre


    Morillon 1100 74440 Morillon
    Departing from : Morillon (74440)
    Latitude : 46.044731 - Longitude : 6.666298

    Park in the free car park at the entrance to Morillon 1100

    Information update on 19/01/2023 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme