• Sport

Les chalets et l'Aouille du Criou

This hike takes you to the summit of the Criou, the symbolic mountain towering over the town of Samoëns. There is a breathtaking panoramic view from the summit over the Giffre Valley, Mont Buet, Rousse des Chambres and Les Dents Blanches.

Sport Les chalets et l'Aouille du Criou Samoëns


Departing from Samoëns (74340)
Average length : 08h00
Total elevation gain : 1490m
Vertical drop : 1490m
Distance : 15km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Time taken: 5 hours
Starting altitude: 717 m
Finishing altitude: 2,207 m
Particular difficulties: none up to the chalets at Le Criou. The ridge at the top of Aouille du Criou overlooks the very sharp drop of the north face of the Criou.
Itinerary for guidance only.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 1490m
Altitude max : 2207m
Vertical drop : 1490m

Map references

TOP25 IGN 3530 ET

Topoguides references

Guide reference: Upper Giffre valley ramblers' guide.

Further informations

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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Not adapted to strollers

    Period of practice

    From 15/06 to 15/09.

    • Pets welcome
    • Pets supplement


    74340 Samoëns
    Departing from : Samoëns (74340)
    Latitude : 46.071712 - Longitude : 6.747022
    Information update on 08/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns