• Sport

Strolls from the lacs aux dames to the lac bleu at Morillon

This is a typical family walk, along the banks of the River Giffre between Samoëns and Morillon in a wide forest road

Sport Strolls from the lacs aux dames to the lac bleu at Morillon Samoëns


Departing from Samoëns (74340)
Average length : 01h30
Total elevation gain : 692m
Vertical drop : 672m
Distance : 7.1km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The Samoëns leisure centre is organised around two lakes linked by a small waterfall. The tour of these lakes is in itself a short but very pleasant walk, with the Haut Giffre mountains in the background and more particularly the Criou.

The route to the Lac Bleu de Morillon takes the wooden bridge, located near the refreshment bar, between the two lakes. Shortly after the bridge turn right, then left, to enter a mixed forest: spruce and beech.
A wide path leads you to the R'Biolle footbridge which, with a single span of 17 metres, spans the Giffre.
At the end of the footbridge the path turns right and takes you through the woods of L'Etelley and then along the Giffre to the Lac Bleu de Morillon.

In July and August, the beach of the lake welcomes bathers (supervised swimming) and pleasant lawns invite you to relax.

Allow 1 1/2 hours for the return walk.
Flat ground.
Type of terrain: wide forest track.
Recommendation: no dogs allowed in the leisure complexes in Samoëns and Morillon.
Departure from the Lac aux Dames in Samoëns.
Difficulties: none
Map reference: Route 3 in the Vallée du Haut Giffre ramblers' guide ("topoguide").
Itinerary for guidance only.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 692m
Altitude max : 720m
Vertical drop : 672m


in a wide forest road.

Map references

TOP25 IGN 3530 ET

Topoguides references

Guide reference: Upper Giffre valley ramblers' guide.

In July and August, the Lac Bleu beach is ideal for swimming (lifesaver in attendance).


Free of charge.


Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Adapted to all-terrain strollers

Period of practice

From 05/05 to 10/11.
Please contact the tourist office beforehand.

  • Pets welcome


Lacs aux Dames village 74340 Samoëns
Departing from : Samoëns (74340)
Latitude : 46.079021 - Longitude : 6.714835

Depart from the leisure complex in Samoëns.

Information update on 16/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns