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Discovery walk of Thollon

This walk offers two superb views of Lake Geneva: from the Grand Roc and arriving at the Hucel. A path to discover the hamlets of Thollon and its heritage.

Sport Discovery walk of Thollon Thollon-les-Mémises


Departing from Thollon-les-Mémises (74500)
Average length : 02h15
Total elevation gain : 100m
Distance : 7.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Information on the stages of the hike:
The Grotto of Notre Dame and its Way of the Cross, the authentic hamlets of Thollon: Lajoux, le Maravant, le Hucel, le Nouy and Chez les Aires.
Le Hucel is also a site for observing migratory birds from March to May, as many birds (black storks, buzzards, black kites, red kites, etc.) fly over Le Hucel on their way to their breeding sites in Northern and Eastern Europe.

Total elevation gain : 100m
Altitude max : 1052m


Departmental markings called P.D.I.P.R. on ​​beige metal panel and green writing.

Map references

TOP 25 N°3528 ET Morzine Massif du Chablais Les Portes du Soleil

Topoguides references

On sale in the tourist offices of the pays d’Évian.

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring), Grit

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    1/ From the tourist office, head towards Lajoux. After 200 m, turn left onto the "Au creux" path as far as the Notre-Dame de Lourdes Grotto. Cross the road and take the path of the cross opposite, until you reach the road where you must turn right to start the descent to Lajoux.
    2/ At the bottom of the descent, follow the signs for "Le Grand Roc" to the viewpoint (the domain is private). Retrace your steps and at the fork in the road, go right for 100 m and take the path on the right indicating "Les Reboux", then follow the direction "le Maravant".
    3/ After a long passage through the undergrowth, arrive at "Le Maravant". A tarmac section that you follow to the right, then at the next crossroads again to the right, leads to "Hucel". Take the path on the right at the farms.
    4/ Return by the same path, then take the tarmac road on the right to reach "Nouy". At the stop sign, take the municipal road to the left which joins the starting point by crossing the hamlet of "Chez les Aires".

    Take the Mémises cable car for a superb panoramic view of Lake Geneva, the Alps, the Jura and Switzerland.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    Be well-shod and equipped for this hike.

    Pets on a lead.

    Period of practice

    From 01/04 to 30/11.
    Accessible outside the snowy period and depending on the weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    • Pets welcome
    • Coach access
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Pets supplement
    • Play area
    • Picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Parking


    196 Place de la station Office du tourisme 74500 Thollon-les-Mémises
    Departing from : Thollon-les-Mémises (74500)
    Latitude : 46.390581 - Longitude : 6.713047

    Departure at the tourist office center of Thollon les Mémises

    Information update on 09/11/2023 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance