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.



Mont Baron (via the Col des Contrebandiers)

17 May 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located at the western end of the Bornes Massif just next to Annecy, Mont Baron remains an ideal goal for the preparation of the summer. Short and of slight elevation, the itinerary winds through the forest to emerge quickly on a balcony offering a beautiful view of Lake Annecy


Tête du Danay

1 January 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête du Danay, located in the heart of La Clusaz, is a magnificent viewpoint over the Aravis Range and the Bornes Massif dominating Grand Bornand village. The itinerary is ideal for a discovery of winter hiking in snowshoes


Mont Lachat de Châtillon

27 October 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Autumn is the opportunity for the hiker to rediscover the massifs under a new eye. Covered with a multicolored dress on which is reflected the soft light of the day, the slopes irradiate in all points the sight and let see prospects of a deep calm


Lac de Gers

1 August 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac de Gers remains one of the countless treasures of the Giffre Massif. From Lac des Chambres to Lac d’Anterne and Lac de la Vogealle, the massif is full of wonders for the noblest pleasure of the hiker. Situated on the other side of the Rocher des Fiz, on the site of the Grand Massif


Mont Charvin

14 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to the Aravis Range to a place previously described in August 2007: Mont Charvin. If the lake was the objective of the last excursion, here you’ll have to climb the mountain overlooking the lake. Located at the end of the range between


Glacier d’Argentière

11 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Chamonix Valley has, since the middle of the eighteenth century, largely captivated our souls due to the magnificence and the grandeur of its mountains. Bordered by these colossal rocks getting close to the sky, its glaciers, immense tongues


Bois du Paradis (Chamonix)

17 February 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois du Paradis, located in the commune of Les Praz, remains a haven of tranquility in the winter tumult of Chamonix Valley, far from the hustle and bustle of the city center and the slopes


Pic du Marcelly

12 September 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pic du Marcelly is the object of a magnificent hike that describes a loop starting through the pastures of Praz-de-Lys, to continue on the ridges of Pointe de la Couenasse, before ending overlooking Lac de Roy. Formerly classified as “difficult” because


Col de Cordon

12 January 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

From the ski resort of Sommand, many summer hikes are possible in winter. For a discovery of the snowshoe outing, I propose the Col de Cordon that is an easy and safe route. The elevation gain of 230 m is climbed in about one hour depending on the snow conditions


Col de la Ramaz and Chalet Blanc

25 December 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary proposed here is an easy winter stroll starting from the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys and allowing to reach Sommand by the Col de la Ramaz. It can be an initiation to the practice of snowshoeing as there



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