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.



Lac des Chambres

30 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac des Chambres, nestled at the foot of Pointe Rousse and Roches de la Couarra, is the objective of this walk. Formerly covered with late névé and icebergs, the Lac des Chambres today is a real “observatory” on the direct consequences of global warming


Lac de la Vogealle

7 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac de la Vogealle, located just east of Haute-Savoie in the Giffre Massif, is a source of wonder for the hiker. Surrounded by Dents Blanches, this lake offers a magical spectacle on the rare summits of more than 3000 m of the department accessible without


Crête des Bénés

16 July 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located on the heights of Sallanches, Crête des Bénés and its mountain pasture offer a magnificent destination for the hiker. Throughout the ascent, the eye is attracted by Haute-Savoie’s magic; On one side the imposing Mont Blanc Massif, on the other the Aravis Range


Pointe de Lachau

16 April 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Lachau is a stroll without any difficulty (if not the last part of the ridge a little steep when arriving at the summit), and feasible in half a day. Next to the imposing Mont Chauffé that will accompany us throughout the hike


Tête des Prapators

13 September 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated at the end of the Grand Balcon Nord, Tête des Prapators, a hill of moderate difficulty, allows the hiker to discover one of the most prestigious areas of the Chamonix Valley: the Mer de Glace. Stuck between Aiguille des Grands Montets


Le Suet

9 September 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Standing between the Plateau des Glières and Bornes Massif, and located at the end of Mont Lachat, Le Suet, despite its low altitude, turns out to be a splendid viewpoint on Lake Geneva area


Mont Joly

15 August 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Well visible from the Sallanches Valley, Mont Joly is a true observatory on the Mont Blanc Massif as well as the surrounding massifs, such as the Aravis Range or the Vanoise Massif. Like the peaks of the Italian Val Ferret


Lac de Lessy (via the Petit-Bornand)

20 June 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac de Lessy, the goal of this hike, is nestled in a combe at the foot of the Jallouvre, the Buclon, and Aiguille Verte. This itinerary located under the Plateau de Cenise is accessible to all and is easier than the one described by the Chinaillon because it is shorter and less steep


Plateau des Glières

24 December 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located on the Plateau des Glières at the end of the Aravis Range, the Chalet des Auges, just at the summit of the eponymous mountain, is the goal of a beautiful winter hike. This trip offers a relatively short itinerary with a slight elevation gain, and a magnificent


Pointe de Deux Heures

23 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Deux Heures (whose name refers to the climbing time) is one of the most unknown summits of Haute-Savoie. Indeed, the absence of signage makes this walk somewhat wild, especially given the low number of hikers encountered on the track


Lacs Jovet

20 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lacs Jovet are the objective of a very nice hike for the well-trained walker given the length of the course. Taking the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit, the route offers a magnificent landscape along the path that attracts the eye


Petit and Grand Croisse Baulet

21 June 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Visible from Sallanches, Croisse Baulet is a stroll of choice that will provide the hiker with one of the most beautiful views of Haute-Savoie as one can contemplate the Mont Blanc Massif, the Aravis Range, and the Fiz Massif



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