Hike: The Little Sambuy

Start : Faverges-Seythenex, top of the Chairlift at la Sambuy ski resort
"La petite Sambuy" is at the heart of an internationally renowed geopark certified by the UNESCO. It is a promontory offering a beautiful view of lake Annecy and the mountain ranges of the Bornes, Mont Blanc, Beaufortain and the Bauges.
Difficulté Level red – hard
Distance 13.5 km
Durée 4h00
Commune de départ Faverges-Seythenex
Parking de la Sambuy 74210 Faverges-Seythenex



All year round.


Free access.




0/ Walk to the top of the chairlift by the way going on the right. At the cross road take left, and continue to the refuge.

1/ After getting off the chairlift, turn right towards the take-off, walk between the snack bar and the skiing instructor's chalet then follow the 4x4 track going down to your left towards la Bouchasse alpine pasture.

2/ Then, take the fisrt path ascending in the combe on your right. Follow it up to the col de la Sambuy pass. While ascending, you can discover the Dahuts via Ferrata on your left and perhaps run into marmots or encouter Virginie's goats. At the pass, take a right to admire the view.

3/ The pointe de la Sambuy peak on the left is for regular mountain hikers only.


Hike: The Little Sambuy
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Parking de la Sambuy Faverges-Seythenex


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