Yoga TT rest day hike: Les Gaillands and Merlet

Chamonix

From Lac des Gaillands up to Merlet animal park. Back to Chamonix alongside the river

Hiking Moderate

Distance
10 km
Ascent
641 m
Descent
637 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
999 m
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
12˚
Yoga TT rest day hike: Les Gaillands and Merlet Map

Lacs des Gaillands is worth a visit - it was built as an 18th century 'theme park' for tourists of that time - the lakes, caves and ruined chapel are all man-made!

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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