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Tour of the Glières plateau in 3 days

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Hard
72h
38km
Loop
+1950m
-1950m

Description

The Glieres Plateau at an altitude of 1450m is a pastoral setting, perfect for discovering animals and flowers. Chosen for a parachute landing ground by the allies, the plateau housed near to 500 resistance fighters from january to march 1944.
The first day of walking through forests and passes will lead you to the plateau des Auges, whose 360° view will allow you to admire the panoramas of the Pre-Alps and the Mont-Blanc chain. The second day of the tour is perhaps the wildest of your itinerary. It is not uncommon to come across a few ibex at the Col de l'Ebat or under the Col du Cable. While maintaining a duty of memory, man has been able to develop pastoral activities within the plateau. For your last day of itinerary, you will walk in the heart of the plateau, and will be able to visit the monument of Gigioli and to follow a part of the thematic path retracing the history of this place. To complete your itinerary, a marked trail offers an overview of the events. Also worth visiting on the plateau is the work of the sculptor Gigioli, inaugurated by André Malraux in 1973. On the road leading to Thônes: the Nécropole Nationale des Glières, the departmental museum of the Resistance and Deportation.

Route GPX track

Address
74230, La Balme-de-Thuy
Opening
From 01/12 to 31/12. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.