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The Alpine Meadows of Arâches

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The Pierre à Laya is a “glacial erratic” deposited as the ice retreated.

Sport The Alpine Meadows of Arâches Les Carroz-d'Arâches


Departing from Les Carroz-d'Arâches (74300)
Average length : 01h50
Total elevation gain : 150m
Vertical drop : 150m
Distance : 6.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Cross the road and head towards the centre of the village. At the fountain, go left up a one-way street and follow a minor road to a pale-yellow house.During the last glaciation a 200-metre thick glacier covered Arâches. An gentle stroll starting in the village of Arâches.Once upon a time, a giant came down from Flaine to the valley. At Laya, just outside Arâches, he was brought to a halt by a stone digging into his foot. He took off his boot and emptied out a huge rock, which embedded itself into the ground. The giant’s stone still lies in that field at Laya, were it is known as the Pierre à Laya.and the Arve Valley. Type of itinerary : circuit. Maps: IGN Top 25 n° 3530 ET Samoëns Haut-Giffre

Total elevation gain : 150m
Altitude max : 1110m
Vertical drop : 150m

Further informations

Ground, Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)

    1 3


    Free access.


    Open to children
    Animals allowed

    Period of practice

    From 15/05 to 01/11.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Free car park
    • Car park


    Parking de l'Eglise d'Arâches la Frasse Route de la Barliette 74300 Les Carroz-d'Arâches
    Departing from : Les Carroz-d'Arâches (74300)
    Latitude : 46.042806 - Longitude : 6.632737

    Cluses – Arâches: 11 km. Take the N205 out of Cluses, and then turn onto the D6 to Arâches. Park at the church in Arâches.

    More informations

    Information update on 19/06/2024 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)