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 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)
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)
The trail becomes steeper below the Trou with great view over Mont Blanc Massif.
Mont Blanc Massif from the Passage du Père (© P. Gatta)
Cross the Trou and go down in the Combe du Grand Crêt.
Combe du Grand Crêt (© P. Gatta)
Continue to Les Confins and then back down to Les Plans.
Aravis seen from Les Confins (© P. Gatta)