Hike to Pic de Jallouvre

The Pic de Jallouvre is a mountain in the Bornes Massif located near Le Grand-Bornand in Haute-Savoie. I followed this itinerary (in the other direction; also I walked until the Col de la Colombière and the end diverges a bit as well), going on a loop around the Pic starting and ending at Le Grand-Bornand.

I arrived at Le Grand-Bornand by LIHSA bus from Annecy. It was September so there were no more shuttles to the Col de la Colombière and I had to walk there instead, alternating between the paved road and shortcuts in the forest until Le Chinaillon. Near the Roc des Tours, I took the Sentier de Découverte and later the trail named “GR de Pays Tour Massif de Tournette/Aravis”, which led me near the Col de la Colombière and the start of the trail to the Pic de Jallouvre. I mistakenly walked past the start of the trail (it was unmarked) until the Col so I had to go back but I was soon on my way up again. After a while, I saw the Col du Rasoir (Razor’s Pass), between the Pic de Jallouvre and Pointe Blanche. The trail leading up to the Col was very steep and hands were necessary. I then walked along the Col to make the ascent to the Pic Jallouvre. I saw an alpine ibex there while eating lunch. After getting back to the Col du Rasoir, I went down on the other side to Col de Sosay and then on to the Lac de Lessy and its Chalet. I walked along the lake for a bit but soon went on my way to Col de la Forclaz and then down again to the Chalets de Mayse. I then took the trail to Col du Planay, between the Roc des Tours and Roc de Charmieux. Finally, I found the road I took in the morning on the way up in order to get back to Le Grand-Bornand and barely catch the last bus to Annecy.

Above, cow fountain in the Grand-Bornand.

Above, towards the Vallée du Bouchet.

Above, Le Grand-Bornand.

Above, Le Buclon and Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Roc des Tours.

Above, Roc de Charmieux.

Above, Le Chinaillon.

Above, Aiguille Verte.

Above, Le Buclon.

Above, trail to Aiguille Verte.

Above, on the GRP Tournette/Aravis.

Above, Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Col de la Colombière.

Above, at the Col.

Above, on the way to Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Col du Rasoir.

Above, Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Pointe Blanche.

Above, Lac de Lessy.

Above, summit of Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Pointe Blanche.

Above, Pointe Percée, in the Aravis.

Above, Col du Rasoir.

Above, unicorn ibex.

Above, on the way down.

Above, on the other side.

Above, Pic de Jallouvre.

Above, Pointe Blanche.

Above, Col de Sosay.

Above, Lac de Lessy and Aiguille Verte.

Above, Le Buclon.

Above, Chalet de Lessy.

Above, Lac de Lessy from Col de la Forclaz.

Above, path to Col du Planay.

Above, Roc des Tours.

Above, Combes des Aravis.

Above, Combe du Grand-Crêt.

Above, Pic de Jallouvre.

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