9 October 2022/in Our hiking in Savoie, Haute-Savoie and elsewhere/by Bastien

20 September 2015

A beautiful hike to the “Col de Spée” on Wednesday, August 19. 

On this occasion, the familly was visiting the “Plateau des Glières” located in the Massif des Bornes Haute Savoie. It was a beautiful afternoon for hiking after enjoying delicious local dishes in a very good alpine restaurant.

Chez Regina” is a restaurant that I highly recommend; the restaurant uses local and seasonal produce and has great staff who extend a warm welcome. They also make and sell farm reblochons. Also available are à la carte menus including Alpage and trout, all freshly fished from their nice pool located on the terrace.

Col-de-Spée-from-locality-La-Jode- (Restaurant « Chez regina »)

Practical Information:

Map: IGN 3430ET La Cluzaz Grand-Bornand
Departure altitude: 1395m
Arrival altitude: 1688m
Elevation gain: 293m
Distance: 5,53km (3,436miles)
Schedule: 1:20 climb, descent 1:00

Description of the route:

From the “Chez Regina” restaurant, follow the track in the direction of the refuge “Chez Constance”. Follow the road to arrive at a farm that manufactures cheese. Opposite this, on the other side of the path is a cross. Look back to the left to arrive at a gate, continuing on the path to a sign indicating the refuge Spée; the trail continues into the woods and leads to the refuge Spée (1481m). To climb to the pass take the path in front of the shelter (direction indicated by orange lines).

The return is by the same route.

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