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 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


Montagne d’Hirmentaz

20 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Known in winter as a playground appreciated by skiers located a stone’s throw from Lake Geneva, Montagne d’Hirmentaz is a very nice hiking objective for beginners or a last autumn hike. Easily accessible, Montagne d’Hirmentaz


Pointe d’Andey

6 December 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Veritable balcony overlooking the Arve Valley, Pointe d’Andey is an ideal objective for an outing in the beginning of the season when the snow forbids escapades on higher mountains. Its location allows a dominating overlook on all the surrounding peaks, particularly on Bargy Massif


Lac de Peyre

15 November 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Peyre remains a family hike par excellence that will enchant youngsters. Without difficulty, except perhaps the steep footpath reaching the Col de Balafrasse, the route allows access to the lake by a well-marked trail climbing


Pointe de Miribel

7 November 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the Vallée Verte, in the heart of Chablais Massif, Pointe de Miribel remains an ideal objective for the beginner or for training at the beginning of the season. Very easy to reach, the summit offers a magnificent panorama on alpine pastures and peaks


Signal des Voirons

31 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Signal des Voirons offers a very accessible walk even for youngsters, allowing to discover along the way a magnificent panorama on Lake Geneva and the Jura Massif on one side as well as Mont Blanc and Chablais


Balcon des Mémises

25 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Balcon des Mémises is the object of a magnificent hike alternating between paths in the forest, easy climbing in big blocks of rocks, and walking along the crests with a beautiful panorama on Lake Geneva, Chablais, and Jura Massif


Mont Ouzon

24 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Mont Ouzon and its rocks remain a very beautiful point of view on the Chablais Alps and the Mont Blanc Massif as well as on Lake Geneva. The climb is quite harsh at first in the forest but gets smoother when reaching the Col de Planchamp


Belvédère d’Aujon

11 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

On the surface of some limestone soils occurs an erosion phenomenon called “lapiaz. ” It is a chemical (and not mechanical) action that causes this erosion, the result of which is the sculpture of the rock in more or less deep grooves. Depending on the degree of slope


Lac de Pormenaz

11 October 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

In the heart of Passy National Nature Reserve, Lac de Pormenaz, overlooked by the imposing eponymous Pointe Noire and Rochers des Fiz, is a must-see summer outing. The route easily leads to the Torrent du Souay to finally rise more frankly


Lac Blanc

7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac Blanc is one of the greatest classics of the Chamonix Valley that will make hikers discover a grand panorama of the beauty of high mountains. The itinerary I propose describes a loop that leads from Lac Blanc to Lacs des Chéserys



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