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Walk No. 47 - Tour of the Upper Giffre on foot

This superb tour combines several hikes set out in the guide published by the Upper Giffre association.

Sport Walk No. 47 - Tour of the Upper Giffre on foot Samoëns


Departing from Samoëns (74340)
Duration of the itinerary : 8 Days
Total elevation gain : 6287m
Vertical drop : 6288m
Distance : 75km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

It enables you to explore all the facets of the Upper Giffre: the valley, its history and its population, the forests, the mountain pastures, and the mountain trails that provide some splendid panoramic views. The tour takes 6 or 11 days to complete and is intended for experienced hikders.

Starting altitude: 1,691m
Finishing altitude: 1,770 m
Particular difficulties: none
Recommended period June to the first snowfalls.
Itinerary for guidance only.

Total elevation gain : 6287m
Altitude max : 2555m
Vertical drop : 6288m


Difficult/beacons and cairns in altitude

Difficult passages

Air crossings equipped with cables.

Map references

TOP25 IGN 3530 ET

Topoguides references

Guide reference: Upper Giffre valley ramblers' guide.

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

    1 3


    Free of charge.


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

    Period of practice

    From 01/07 to 31/08.

    Subject to favorable weather.


    74340 Samoëns
    Departing from : Samoëns (74340)
    Latitude : 46.128728 - Longitude : 6.712646

    Access by car:

    From Cluses, drive to Taninges (D 902), then to Samoëns Village via Morillon or Taninges. Park at the Grand Massif Express parking lot, at the entrance of Samoëns Village (South). Departure on foot from the Giffre Bridge, between the camping and the GME.

    Information update on 13/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns