The Gorges du Pont du Diable in the Alps

A magnificent visit of the Gorges du Pont du Diable in Haute-Savoie

The name is frightening : The Gorges du Pont du Diable (The Gorges of the Devil's Bridge in English), it's sounds like the title of a horror movie. Access to the Georges of the Devil's Bridge is easy, there is parking right in front of the entrance. The ticket for the visit is expensive (10.5 euros per person) but it's worth the price, the place is really beautiful, the water of the river has carved beautiful gorges. On the other hand the visit is not recommended if you are sensitive to vertigo, the stairs are quite steep. The visit is short, you only travel 200 meters in the gorges. The tour is completed in 30 minutes. The Gorges du Pont du Diable are not open in winter (closed from 15 October). You can also take the opportunity to visit the dam on the Dranse and the Lac du Jotty a little further away. The walk on the dam is free of charge.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

The Devil's Bridge Gorge

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The Devil's Bridge Gorge

The path

The path
At the beginning you have to go down into the forest to reach the bottom of the Gorges du Pont du Diable.

The descent

The descent
You can rest during the descent into the forest. The site is very well maintained.

The first staircase

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The first staircase
The first staircase down to the Gorges puts you in the mood, it is very steep!

The river

The river
It was the Dranse River that dug the gorges.

Bridges

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Bridges
There are many footbridges to walk in the gorges.

The Dranse

The Dranse

The descent

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The descent
There is a 110 meter drop between the parking lot and the bottom of the gorges.

Following the visit

Following the visit
Once out of the gorge you can get to the Jotty dam, you have to take the road next to the hostel (5 minutes walk).

The Jotty Dam

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The Jotty Dam
The Jotty dam controls water access to the gorges.

Jotty Lake

Jotty Lake
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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