The Tour des Tampes promises beautiful scenery that is rich and varied!
Access: At Le Petit-Bornand-Glières-Val-de-Borne, the Route de l'Eglise then the Route de Morat, until you get to the car park on the left.
Views: La Vallée du Petit-Bornand, the Rochers de Leschaux, the Jalouvre, Paradis, the Aravis and the Arve valleys.
From the Morat car park, walk up the road to the sign with details of the itinerary. Go in the direction of the Chalets de Tinnaz, on the footpath, and then turn immediately right on to the path that climbs towards the edge of the wood. The path continues into the wood before coming out into the old pastureland of Lova. The well marked path goes over an area of scree that has fallen from the Tampes. (Views over Le Petit-Bornand, the Jalouvre, Cenise, Andey and the Aravis). Once you get to the Chalets de Tinnaz (1549 m), follow the path in the direction of the Col de Freu. You will enjoy the pleasant walk over this little alpine plateau. When you arrive at the Roche Parnal sign, walk up toward the Col de Freu. Once you get to the Col (1694 m) enjoy the panoramic views over the Aravis, Cou, the hamlet of Bellajoux as well as over the Arve valley. Be extra careful when walking over the Col, taking the path again in the direction of the Chalet de Balme. At the intersection, follow the direction of the Col de Cou, then go back down in the direction of Bellajoux (les Mouilles). Once you get to Bellajoux hamlet, take the track that is suitable for motor vehicles in the direction of Morat. At Le Noyer, leave the wide path and take the one on your right that goes down into the forest towards Morat. Cross the Beffay stream and continue on the path that crosses an overhanging "faux-plat" (deceptively flat part of the route). NB: after heavy rain, the stream can become much stronger, with more water, and the path can be very slippery. Once you start going down again, at Le Crêtet panel, turn to your right in the direction of Morat until you get to your departure point.
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Services & equipment
- Pets welcome
- Pets supplement
- Pedestrian sports
- Hiking itinerary
From 21/06 to 15/10.
Subject to favorable weather.
Minimum age : 9 years
- Level red – hard
DistanceDistance : 12.5 Km
Daily lengthDaily length : 06h30
Difference in altitudeVertical gain : 894 m
Itinerary typeItinerary type : Circle
AnimalsAnimals : Accepted
Whichever hike you choose to do, remember to take a rucksack packed with cereal bars, plenty of water, sunglasses, sun cream, a basic first aid kit, as well as suitable clothing according to the season and the weather forecast.