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Do you like hiking? You will love Flaine!

Discover mountain hiking this summer in Flaine!
Beginners or experienced walkers, hiking is fun in our Haute-Savoie resort.
Majestic and diverse landscapes, diverse routes, the family outing to long hikes, unexpected encounters... Flaine, the summer mountain resort is a walking art form.


The Grandes Platières cable car open 7/7!

Discover breath-taking landscapes just 12 minutes away thanks to the Grandes Platières cable car.

From 6th July to 30th August, 2019, from 9.00am to 5.00pm
In the event of bad weather, the cable car will be closed for the day.
Rates : Adult: 15€ - Child (5-15 yrs old): 11.30€

The Desert de Platé, a geological curiosity in Flaine!

Facing Mont Blanc, this 1980 acre limestone plateau is composed mainly of limestone pavements dug by glaciers and meltwater. Recognized as one of the greatest lapiaz in Europe, the Désert de Platé is accessible only on foot, which earned him the name "desert".
Classified since 1998 for its outstanding scenic interest, the Désert de Platé attracts with its extraordinary appearance. It's like "walking on a petrified glacier", "over the moon" ... the references are numerous.

The smartphone app FLAINE AVENTURE is there to help you to find your way! 
You can access the Désert de Platé by the GR 96 or by Grandes Platières cable car from Flaine. From the plateau, the surrounding peaks culminate with Grandes Platières at 2480 m. This walk (or depending on your walking path) also allows to discover stunning views of the Mont Blanc and the Aravis. And marmots, ibex and other iconic animals are often at the rendez-vous.

On foot

Explore 150 kilometres of signposted paths starting from the resort, the top of the Grandes Platières cable car, or Lake Vernant. Hiking enthusiasts couldn’t be better catered to, from family walks (Flaine Lake, 1 hour), to more demanding hikes (Tête du Colonney, 6 hours).

Ideas of hiking from Flaine

Easy - Circuit du Tour de l'Arbaron
Medium - Circuit du Lac de Flaine
Hard - Circuit du Pré des Saix
Expert - Circuit des Crêtes

Pedestrian hiking trail map + hiking route leaflets on sale at Flaine Tourist Office



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Ski lifts - Grand Massif Domaines Skiables

Téléphérique des Grandes Platières, 74300 Flaine Routing +33 (0)4 50 90 40 00


Flaine Mountain

Flaine Forêt, 74300 Flaine Routing +33 (0)6 03 29 44 86

Enjoy a guided themed outing (fauna, flora...) accompanied by professionnals...