Trail: Trou de la Mouche (Aravis Massif)

Despite its weird name, the Trou de la Mouche (the fly’s hole) is a very nice “peak” of the Aravis massif. It is actually like a natural tunnel in the cliff of Rocher Perfia peak, at 2,467m.

Trou de la Mouche and Rocher Perfia seen from the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)
Trou de la Mouche and Rocher Perfia seen from the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)

We made a 18 km and +1,530 meters loop starting at Les Plans / La Vendanche above Le Grand Bornand.

Map of Trou de la Mouche trail (© P. Gatta)
Map of Trou de la Mouche trail (© P. Gatta)

Trail description: from Les Plans / La Vendanche (1,055m), follow the trail of the hut of Bombardellaz. just before the hut, take South toward the Combe of Paccaly.

Steep climb toward the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)
Steep climb toward the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)

The trail becomes steeper below the Trou de la Mouche with great view over Mont Blanc Massif.

Mont Blanc Massif from the Passage du Père (© P. Gatta)
Mont Blanc Massif from the Passage du Père (© P. Gatta)

Cross the Trou de la Mouche and go down in the Combe du Grand Crêt.

Combe du Grand Crêt (© P. Gatta)
Combe du Grand Crêt (© P. Gatta)

Continue to Les Confins and then back down to Les Plans.

Aravis seen from Les Confins (© P. Gatta)
Aravis seen from Les Confins (© P. Gatta)

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