Browsing the "Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes" Tag

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region extends over the Massif Central in the west and the Alps mountain range in the east. The latter offers a profusion of hikes that will delight the hiker in search of breathtaking landscapes. Among the most notable massifs in the Alps, we can mention in particular the Mont-Blanc massif in Haute-Savoie, a land of mountaineering par excellence, the Chartreuse massif and its limestone mountains, or the Beaufortain massif surrounded by the Bauges and Aravis.



Col de la Golèse and Refuge de Bostan

13 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary that I propose describes a loop that starts from the car park of the Allamands, leads to the Refuge du Col de la Golèse, climbs a little more and goes down to the Refuge de Bostan nestled at the foot of the impressive walls of the Aouille du Criou. Note the possibility of climbing the Tête de


Lac de Lessy

6 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Lessy is nestled in a valley at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. The route proposed from the Chinaillon is intended for good walkers; It takes a route that goes through Aiguille Verte before going down to the Lac de Lessy. In the first part of the trail, signs inform


Pointe de la Gay

16 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Being the highest peak of a massif of average altitude, Pointe de la Gay dominates a vast plateau and discovers a 360 ° panorama on Lake Geneva including Roc d'Enfer, Cornettes de Bise, and Pointe de Chalune among others. The itinerary describes a loop using paths, starting with the paved road at


Pointe d’Autigny

2 May 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Easily accessible, Pointe d'Autigny is the goal of a hike that allows discovering mountain pastures at the foot of Mont Chauffé. The summit offers a splendid panorama on Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Pointe de Lachau and the Portes d'Oche


Lanfonnet and Roc Lancrenaz

1 November 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lanfonnet is the goal of a hike that is much easier than the ascent of its neighbor, Dents de Lanfon and the Tournette. The panorama on Lake Annecy from this mountain is superb. The passage through the Roc Lancrenaz, the only slightly "technical" place as it's equipped with a handrail


Lac de Roy

5 September 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

I propose here a family walk that will allow you to discover the Alpine meadows of Sommand and Praz-de-lys, as well as of the pretty Lac de Roy. This outing is very easy, since almost flat and short, and will delight young and old alike. The lake is the starting point of several hiking trails, including Pic


Parc de Merlet (Animal Park)

14 August 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Parc de Merlet, located at the entrance of Chamonix, is a magnificent animal park in the heart of a grandiose setting that allows discovering the fauna of the mountains in semi-freedom. The ibex, the king of the mountain, the lively and suspicious chamois


Pointe d’Angolon via La Bourgeoise

16 February 2004 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Bourgeoise constitutes a very easy walk whose summit allows a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc Massif, Mont Buet, and the Aravis Range. In the summer, La Bourgeoise is a popular site for paragliding. Pointe d'Angolon, placed opposite, allows climbing a little and better observe Dents


Parc des Oiseaux (Villars-les-Dombes)

19 April 2003 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Parc des Oiseaux, located in Villars-les-Dombes, 30 minutes from Lyon by the A46 motorway exit "Les Echets" (15 minutes) or 1 hour 30 min from Geneva and Annecy by the A40 motorway exit "Pont d'Ain" (30 minutes), remains a place of wildlife of a rare quality


Le Semnoz

26 January 2003 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Semnoz is a very easy stroll in the summer since the road goes practically to the summit. Destined for children, the ascent is very short from the parking lot at the top of Crêt de Châtillon. The panoramic view offered at the viewpoint indicator is majestic, and, undoubtedly, is one of the most



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