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Traversée des Bornes en mode doux. Etape 2

Walking/pedestrian at Dingy-Saint-Clair
15.2 km
Walking/pedestrian
3h 50min
Easy
  • Slightly under 700m to climb and a little over 1000m to come back down for this second stage, which is about 15 km in distance. If the changes in altitude are not too bad, there are nevertheless lots of ups and downs.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Les Lanfian'nes
Large detached chalet on the impressive Plateau des Glières, close to the cross-country skiing and snow-shoe areas.
Weekend breaks available. Capacity up to 26 people in conjunction with nearby refuge.<br/>Property offering warm and friendly welcome, easily accessible by car.
Large sitting room with open fireplace and galley kitchen, double bed.
Three bedrooms: bedroom 1 : 3 single beds; bedroom 2 : 1 single bed, 1 double bed; bedroom 3 : 3 single beds, 1 single bunk bed. 2 shower rooms. 2 separate WCs. Garden : garden furniture and barbecue.
2 Plateau des Glières
This site is a haven of peace with nature that is still pristine. What a surprise for the visitor who, having climbed the limestone escarpments, discovers this plateau, where grassy valleys alternate with rocky crests and conifer forests.<br/>At the heart of the Haute-Savoie region, this superb valley is made of limestone rock. It is situated in the Bornes Massif, between the mountains of Auges (1,800 m) and Frêtes, 29 km and 15 km away from La Roche-sur-Foron and Thorens-Glières respectively, and located in the communes of Petit-Bornand-les-Glières and Thorens-Glières.
The pass is situated at an altitude of 1,440 m, the Plateau des Glières offers a number of activities. In fact, it is the key meeting place for passionate Nordic skiers in winter, and hikers in summer.
In winter, snowshoeing is common, and a toboggan slope is set up each year children.

Caving activity is also popular, with some fifteen cavities of over 150 metres deep identified on Les Frêtes. The deepest cavity of which we are currently aware on the Plateau des Glières is the Tanne à Paccot, also known as the "hole of the A2". Its estimated depth is around 400 metres.

History lovers will be able to devote themselves to guided tours to discover - or supplement their knowledge of - the events that took place on the plateau during the Second World War that made it a centre of resistance. There is also a discovery trail, to learn while enjoying nature.
3 Gite - Chez Constance
Come to sleep in a fantastique setting in the heart of The Plateau des Glieres, mountain atmosphere guaranteed!
4 Restaurant Chez Constance
The restaurant " Chez Constance" has been opened in 1974 by Constance and her husband. This old chalet became overs the years a mountain shelter where it's good to come and recharge.<br/>Come to discover the Plateau des Glières and taste our dishes typically from Haute Savoie.

Dishes : batter fried potatoes, terrine, cheese fondue, tartiflette, raclette, home made yogourt and dessert
5 Restaurant Notre Dame des Neiges
Restaurant situated on the plateau, in a welcoming setting.<br/>Nadège and Jean-Pierre serve Savoyard specialities (potato fritters, white tomme, tartiflette and hot tomme), cooked using the cheeses produced on the Plateau des Glières, followed by home-made desserts (blueberry tart, pancakes, floating islands).
A spacious restaurant with a warm, friendly welcome, the chalet is perfect for all of your family gatherings (weddings, Christenings, birthdays and parties).
6 Shelter "Notre Dame des Neiges"
Make the most of our chalet's charm and discover, or rediscover, the delights of old-fashioned evenings. You can enjoy getting up in the morning right in the midst of nature, for a good breakfast, before setting out on a lovely walk on the Plateau des Glières.
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