Les chalets et l’Aouille du Criou

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This hike takes you to the summit of the Criou, the symbolic mountain towering over the town of Samoëns. There is a breathtaking panoramic view from the summit over the Giffre Valley, Mont Buet, Rousse des Chambres and Les Dents Blanches.

Time taken: 5 hours
Difference in altitude: 1,490m (to the summit)
Starting altitude: 717 m
Finishing altitude: 2,207 m
Particular difficulties: none up to the chalets at Le Criou. The ridge at the top of Aouille du Criou overlooks the very sharp drop of the north face of the Criou.
Guide reference: Upper Giffre valley ramblers' guide.



  • Pets welcome
  • Pets supplement
  • Pets accepted with supplement


  • Durée : 5h00
  • Type of land: Stone, Ground, Not suitable for strollers
  • Maximum altitude: 2207 m
  • Elevation: 1490 m
  • Vertical drop: 1490 m
  • Positive elevation: 1490 m

Services provided


  • Documentation languages: English, French


Free of charge.


From 15/06 to 15/09.

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