Thollon Les Memises - ETE____Mountain____Hikes and rambles

Hikes and rambles


    Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll or an energetic hike, there is something for everyone in Thollon. There are more than 80km of signposted hiking trails here and its surrounding area, from the mountains to the lakeside.

    The main departure points are in front of the Thollon Tourist Office and at the top of the cable car.
    To be prepared, call in to the Thollon Tourist Office and pick up a free guide with all the main hikes, there is also a hiking map available of the Évian region.


    Les Mémises is the name of the mountain range that overlooks Thollon-les-Mémises village. The name Mem comes from the Gaelic word mam, which means hill.

    Less than 20 minutes from the top of the cable car the Pic des Mémises (1674m) is in easy walking distance for you and your family, with a view across the entire lake. You can also enjoy the spectacle of colourful paragliders dancing in the airs!


    The Village Loop (3H30)

    Stroll through the different hamlets in Thollon whilst enjoying the beautiful panoramas of the lake and mountains.

    thollon le sentier de lhomme et de la montagne

    The Man and the Mountains Path

    This path starts at the top of the cable car and guides you back down to the village centre.
    14 different signs mark the path and will help you discover Thollon’s history and features: Thollon’s plateau, how they used the slopes in the past and how they are used today, panoramic viewpoints, the importance of water, life in the pastures, the quarries, the Chablais peaks, vegetation terracing, information on the sights, the Pertuis Pass, yesteryear it was a glacier – today it’s Lake Léman and its municipalities.

    Thollon pic des mémises

    The Thollon Tourist Office’s Favourite Hike

    The Pic des Mémises with its breathtaking view across the lake and the Swiss Alps.
    Beginner walkers can walk from the top of the cable car (20mins one way).

    Intermediate walkers can walk from the top of the cable car back down to the village on foot (2h).

    Experienced walkers can take the Pic des Mémises cable car and return to the resort on foot via the Pertuis Pass (2h30).

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    Here’s a hike that will make your head spin! With a vertical 384-metre climb in just 4.2km, this hiking trail is quite difficult (around 3h30 walk) and is punctuated by a special passage: the famous “ladder”. 12 metres to climb up a cliff, secured (screwed into the rock, with a cable alongside), thrills guaranteed before reaching the Colombière (1,574m) or the Pic des Mémises at 1,674m above sea level.

    With a guide

    Alp’Evianature – Pays d’Evian guide office

    Alp’Evianature – Pays d’Evian guide office

    For nearly 40 years, mountain leaders have had a strong presence on the ground and have responded to the need to supervise hiking activities for all types of people: individuals, groups, works councils, holiday centres….

    More information about Alp’Evianature – Pays d’Evian guide office

    Hikes schedule

    Discover day by day the hikes programmed throughout the territory of the Pays d’Evian vallée d’Abondance!

    Best hikes in the territory

    The Pays d’Evian vallée d’Abondance is a true hiking paradise! Discover the most beautiful circuits to do alone, with family or friends!