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Les Saix Blancs

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10

Our Rating

The Best

Les Saix Blancs are an incredible view point at an altitude of 1660m on a cliff in the Bois de la Planche on the slopes leading up to the Balme mountain on the eastern side of Vallorcine. The view point has amazing views down the entire Vallorcine valley and across to Loriaz and into the Berard Valley. There is a wooden cross with the year 2010 written on it mounted on the cliff together with wooden protective fencing. There are big rocks and a few wooden benches making it an excellent picnic spot.


The main trail going up from Vallorcine to the Col des Posettes passes by Les Saix Blancs but the actual view point is on a little circular detour from the main path. There will be trail markers along the main trail pointing you in the righ direction to get to the Saix Blancs.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1660m

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Accommodation

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Vallorcine to Finhaut Loop

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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A long discovery loop trail between Vallorcine and Finhaut visiting 3 waterfalls, a spectacular view point and a number of other points of interest along the way

Trail Length

Length

20.13km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End May - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

6.0 - 9.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1381m / -1381m

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

3.0 - 4.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Eglise Notre-Dame

7

Nearest Town

Good

Church

Main Church of Vallorcine dating back to the 13th Century

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1262m

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Barberine

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Hamlet

Tiny Hamet with a charming little Museum near the border with Switzerland

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1163m

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Bassin des Esserts

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Lake

Water Reservoir part of the Vallorcine hydro power plant

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1519m

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Vallorcine

7

Nearest Town

Good

Town

Quieter and more rural town at the nort-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Vallorcine

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1263m

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Aiguillette des Posettes

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Mountain Ridge

Crest Summit above Le Tour on the crest towards the Tete de Balme

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2201m

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Longitude:

6.9461

Latitude:

46.0395

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