Le Fou

Our warm-up mountain.

From the chalet on 1,600 m altitude up to the top in a little bit more than 2 hours.

2.5 hours to be precise. Rests inclusive. Easy hiking through the forest, stony stretches over rocks, meadows for resting and of course a great view.

Reaching the top rewards with a great view into the Rhone valley to the north, the Mont Fort to the south-east, the St. Bernard massiv to the south-west and the Mont Blanc to the west.

Marmots, deer, buzzard – the mountain world up here seems still to be okay.

For the way back home you can decide between the same way you came up or the alternative route via Lac des Vaux. The later is a little bit longer, but it includes some spectacular passages along the mountain flank and of course Lac des Vaux. After we have seen hikers coming up with full fishing equipment this lake seems to offer fishing during summer time.