• Sport

Miribel hike

Hiking to the 1581m peak of the Pointe de Miribel takees you into the heart of the Valley's mountain pastures. A relatively level path with 360° views from Mont Blanc to Lac Léman and views of the Vallée Verte.

Sport Miribel hike Villard


Departing from Villard (74420)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 380m
Vertical drop : 380m
Distance : 7.9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Duration: 2.5 hours
Difference in altitude: +150m
Altitude at start point: 1200m
Altitude at end point: 1581m
Map reference: IGN TOP 25 - 3429 ET map
Signage: PDIPR signs
Difficulty: easy

In toponymy, Miribel means "Beautiful view". In addition to the stunning views, this trail also has fascinating religious heritage. In 1774, Pointe de Miribel received an oak crucifix and neighbouring parishes came on pilgrimages here. The crucifix was knocked down during the French Revolution. In 1808, following a vow made during the French invasion of Russia, Joseph-Marie Félisaz from Villard sculpted 17 columns from blocks of red marble brought to him on site. Each column symbolising the Miribel cavalry, is topped by an iron crucifix. There’s a statue of the Virgin Mary at the top. Many pilgrims still travel this path during ceremonies.

From Glappaz car park take the path up to Col du Creux. Then walk up to the Auberge de la Combe for a break. Walk up towards the hamlets of Frangles and Ajon. There’s a path to Pointe de Miribel on your right when you come to the first chalet in Ajon. Go back down the northern ridge to the Martinet meadow then the hamlet of Replan. The woodland path then takes you to the hamlets of Ervines and Combasseran before taking you back to the car park.

Total elevation gain : 380m
Altitude max : 1581m
Vertical drop : 380m

Further informations


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    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    A guide with hiking in the Vallée Verte is available to buy from Tourist Information.

    Period of practice

    From 01/04 to 31/10.

    Subject to snow conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Orientation board


    Alpage d'Ajon 74420 Villard
    Departing from : Villard (74420)
    Latitude : 46.20526 - Longitude : 6.472321

    Head towards Glappaz car park from Habère-Lullin. Park on the car park uphill from the Auberge de Miribel.

    Moving across the city : Habère-Poche (74420), Villard (74420)
    Information update on 07/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme des Alpes du Léman