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.



Pointe de Chavasse

15 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chavasse dominates the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys Sommand. Its ascension is easy and does not involve any particular difficulty. A very short passage on a ridge can impress, but in no case can it be an obstacle even for people who are afraid of heights


Chalets d’Ayères

17 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Chalets d'Ayères constitute a beautiful scenery for a winter outing in Passy Plaine-Joux ski resort. Located under the Fiz Massif in front of the Mont Blanc Massif, the route


Haute Pointe

14 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Must-see for the regulars of the resort of Sommand, the Haute Pointe is a walk easily accessible by a trail that goes up the mountain pastures of Sommand and gives the hiker the opportunity to discover a very wide number of peaks


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



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