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Grotte a Farinet

Rock Cave

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Our Rating

Very Good

The Grotte a Farinet is a small cave located behind the Buvette de Berard at the Cascade de Berard. The cave is accessible through a new path that was created at the start of 2023. The path runs behind the snack bar on the left side. You will see a sign for it. From there a couple of metal stair cases and bridges make it possible to reach the cave entrance. The cave itself consists of a single open space with two light shafts and artificial lighting on a motion sensor. Inside the cave there are a couple of information signs. The cave isn't very large but together with the spectacular waterfall and the snackbar it is definitely a fantastic place to visit.


We got a short loop starting at the Le Buet parking that visits the waterfall, the snack bar and the cave and then takes a nice scenic trail back to the start. Its highly recommend for families with kids or people looking for a short trail that has a lot of great scenery. We also got two longer trails. One is the climb of Mont Buet and the other is the long trail going all across the Valon Berard to Servoz.



Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1454m

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Cascade de Berard Small Loop

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Loop Trail:

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A small but beautiful little loop walk near Le Buet featuring the Berard waterfall and snack bar, the Farinet cave and trails lined with wooden sculptures

Trail Length

Length

3.33km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Apr - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

50 - 80 Mins

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+116m / -116m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

4+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

25 - 40 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Buet to Servoz via Pormenaz

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Point to Point Trail:

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An amazing route that takes you deep into the nature reserve of Passy and the Vallon de Berard. There are no towns or paved roads in these valleys so its a pure natural experience.

Trail Length

Length

25.66km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 11.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1489m / -2067m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Loriaz to Mont Buet via Cheval Blanc

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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A challenging route that takes you to the summit of Mont Buet at 3096m passing by the Refuge de Loriaz, the Col de la Terrasse and the Cheval Blanc

Trail Length

Length

23.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

8.0 - 13.7 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+2048m / -2048m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

5.0 - 8.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Mont Buet via Tre les Eaux Loop

10

Our Rating

The Best

Loop Trail:

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A long and challenging route taking you through the gorgeous Tre-les-Eaux valley to the Cheval Blanc and summit of Mont Buet before looping back via the Refuge Berard.

Trail Length

Length

22.3km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

8.0 - 13.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+2103m / -2103m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

5.0 - 8.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Buvette de Berard

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Nearest Town

Exceptional

Snack Bar

Great snack bar perched above the Cascade de Berard waterfall

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Cross at La Poya

7

Nearest Town

Good

Cross

Big Wooden across at the hamlet of La Poya near Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1383m

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Le Buet

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Small Hamlet at the end of the Berard Valley near Vallorcine

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1344m

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Cascade du Berard

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Waterfall

Beautiful waterfall with little snack bar at the start of the Berard Valley.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1429m

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Refuge de la Pierre a Berard

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Refuge located at the end of the valley in the Vallon de Berard nature reserve

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1925m

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Longitude:

6.9118

Latitude:

46.0205

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