There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into a clear, cool mountain lake. But of course it takes a little courage. Those who prefer to stay warm can safely appreciate these jewels of the Alps from the bank. Most lakes can only be reached on foot, and they are extremely popular hiking destinations thanks to their wonderfully rejuvenating and relaxing effects. Untouched, they mirror their surroundings and the colours of the sky, while radiating a pleasant calm. What can be more enjoyable than cooling your feet in clear mountain waters after a long hike in heavy boots?
The Lac d’Arpitettaz is easily accessible by everyone and is ideal for a family picnic. Children can play along the shore while enjoying the magnificent views on the Besso and the Pointe de Zinal. Figure on about a two-hour walk to reach the Lac d'Arpitettaz. Hikers opting for a longer route can take the “Roc de la Vache” waterfall trail instead of walking straight to the lake, making this a four-hour hike instead.