• Sport

Les Chalets d'Alpage

This walk will lead you on a discovery of the hamlets and heritage of La Giettaz : church, chapel, alpine chalets...

Sport Les Chalets d'Alpage La Giettaz


Departing from La Giettaz (73590)
Average length : 02h40
Total elevation gain : 570m
Vertical drop : 570m
Distance : 8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Begin your walk after the bakery/food shop in LA GIETTAZ. Go towards LE PLAN, passing through La Chapelle des Nants, l'Abbaye and Les Evargneux. In Les Fardellets, take the direction towards Char Véret via Stapesse. When you get to Pétaz, go towards the Croix de Ptiouta. At the Bois de Fouestarle, follow signs to the COL DES ARAVIS passing through Les Clapières. At the crossroads Sous le Châtelard, go back down to LA GIETTAZ via Crève Cœur, Sous les Feux, Les Mortines, the Pont de Nant Parreux and La Caillière.

The oratories : you will come across several oratories along your way. These little chapels were usually built at crossroads, enabling pilgrims as well as various other travellers, to spend a moment in prayer. It is worth seeing these examples of local heritage.

This religious heritage has been through various difficult periods. For example, towards the end of December 1793, the local municipality was ordered to destroy all the little oratories along the footpaths. It is said that the oratory at Les Clapières was saved because it was hidden under a pile of wood.

Total elevation gain : 570m
Altitude max : 1540m
Vertical drop : 570m


Marked with yellow signs.


Map of walking routes on sale at the Tourist Office at € 9.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash


Animals allowed

Period of practice

From 01/05 to 01/10.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


73590 La Giettaz
Departing from : La Giettaz (73590)
Latitude : 45.862519 - Longitude : 6.49479
Information update on 27/04/2023 by Office de Tourisme du Val d'Arly