A well marked itinerary between forests and alpine meadows, this hike will take you via the hamlet of Mayse with its goats and then to the Lac de Lessy.
Difficulty: Difficult but very long
Views: Col de la Forclaz/Col de la Buffaz
Access: take the D12
Take the D12 as far as the hamlet of "La Ville" in Le Petit-Bornand, continue to the end of the no-through road where there is a car park.
From the car park, take the metal road in the direction of Mayse-Lac de Lessy. After several loops through the pastureland, the path goes through a forest: the upper sections of the path, almost horizontal at this point, go through several avalanche corridors where you can often see chamois. Go through the Mayse pastureland. Continue beyond the chalet, towards the Col de la Forclaz, where you might come across some goats.
At the Col de la Forclaz, go back down towards the Lac de Lessy.
Return by the same path.
Herding dogs are present in the vicinity of the lake from the beginning of July to the end of September, they must be approached with great caution and certain instructions must be respected (see video link for explanation). Dogs must be kept on a lead.
You can also download a route map for this hike!
Dispositions spéciales COVID 19
The Tourist Office offers several other hiking trails for all levels.
Services & equipment
- Car park
- Pets welcome
- Pedestrian sports
- Hiking itinerary
Minimum age : 9 years
Daily lengthDaily length : 05h30
Difference in altitudeVertical gain : 944 m
Itinerary typeItinerary type : Round trip
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.