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.



Crêt de la Neige and Reculet

9 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Crêt de la Neige and Reculet constitute a superb balcony on Lake Geneva and the peaks of the Alps. The itinerary that I propose describes a loop that begins in the forest to reach the foothills of the massif before ascending further to win the Crêt de la Neige, the highest summit of the Jura


Montagne de Sulens

29 October 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located between Mont Charvin and Tournette, Montagne de Sulens offers a magnificent panorama on the Bauges Massif, as well as Aravis, Bornes, and Tarentaise. The hike doesn’t have any technical difficulties except the path that is sometimes hard to follow in its upper part


La Jonction (Chamonix)

23 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Jonction (The Junction) is one of the classics of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Chamonix Valley. Joining the Bossons and Taconnaz Glaciers, La Jonction offers a staggering view of the Aiguille du Midi, the Dôme du Gôuter as well as the Aiguilles Rouges


Montagne de Peclerey

8 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located between Glacier du Tour and Glacier d’Argentière, Montagne du Peclerey is a beautiful panoramic viewpoint on the Aiguilles Rouges Massif and Chamonix’s Grand Balcon Nord. Without any difficulties, the itinerary describes a loop from which one can admire Glacier du Tour


Dent d’Oche

3 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Pays de Gavot, Dent d’Oche, overlooking Lake Geneva, offers a surprisingly rich hiking objective. During the ascent, the trail through the alpine pastures changes rapidly as it goes up amidst rocks from the refuge


The Salève

6 July 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Salève undoubtedly remains one of the most famous mountains in Haute-Savoie. Overlooking Geneva area, the Salève offers the hiker an unforgettable panorama on most of the surrounding Massifs. In summer, the Salève is the ideal place for paragliding and climbing


Pointe de Chalune

29 June 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chalune is a typical family walk that will allow one to discover the summits of the Chablais from a considerable altitude while remaining accessible to the greatest number. It is also a superb hike in winter in snowshoes


Pointe des Jottis

19 March 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in Chablais Massif close to Hirmentaz ski resort, Pointe des Jottis is an interesting walk for training at the beginning of the season. Taking the trail part of the “Tour des Crêtes de Bellevaux,” the route is very easy, with a first part in the forest, then a long, relatively flat passage


Pointe de Sur Cou

23 February 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Sur Cou, whose toponym means “the peak above the pass,” presents itself as a vast grassy dome on the heights of La Roche-sur-Foron. In spite of its average altitude, the top offers an unexpected panorama with a splendid 360 ° view of Lake Geneva area


Pointe de Miribel (via Les Granges)

22 January 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Vallée Verte in Chablais Massif, Pointe de Miribel is an ideal objective for an initiation to winter hiking or for training a bit in the beginning of the season. Easily won, the summit provides a magnificent panorama of the


Pointe d’Uble

27 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The view from Pointe d’Uble highlights the mountains that surround it thanks to its location in the heart of Chablais. All the Massifs of Haute-Savoie are exhibited in the eyes of the hiker whose memory will remain marked by the multitude of peak


The Prarion

20 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Prarion, whose toponym evokes a “round meadow” or “ruined meadow,” is undoubtedly a beautiful winter hike. Located at the end of the Chamonix valley, this summit will enchant the hiker with the splendor of the panorama unveiled on Mont Blanc, Aiguilles Rouges, Fiz, and Aravis



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