Browsing the "Alps" Tag

The Alps are a mountain range stretching across Europe, covering France, northern Italy, Switzerland and Germany, and are a world-renowned hiking area. The Alps, situated in the alpine-Himalayan chain and more than 1200 km long between the Mediterranean and the Danube, reach an altitude of 4810 m at the summit of Mont Blanc in the north of the mountain range. More than 80 peaks exceed 4000 m, most of which are located in Switzerland in the Valais Alps. The Alps will delight the hiker with their exceptional panoramas on a variety of breathtaking landscapes. Among the most notable regions are Haute-Savoie and its medium and high mountain ranges, the Valais and summits reaching the sky, the Val d’ Aosta and its picturesque small valleys, and much more.



Aouille de Criou

1 July 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aouille or Aiguille du Criou is a large rocky plate that culminates at 2023 m of altitude by a vertiginous cliff of more than 700 m above the Refuge de Folly. Highly visible from Samoëns, the Criou Massif is a belvedere of choice on the Valley of the Giffre, with a superb outlook on the Aravis


Sur la Pointe (or Rochers de la Motte)

19 April 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Situated opposite Pointe de la Gay, this summit named Sur la Pointe is a hiking destination within easy reach of everyone, and is ideal for a nice family outing. The summit of Sur la Pointe offers a beautiful panorama of Lake Geneva, the Roc d'Enfer and the pastures of Chablais, and overlooks


Bois d’Hermance and La Coule

31 March 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Bois d’Hermance, located on the heights of Megève, is the object of a beautiful winter hike. Intended for hikers who have already practiced snowshoeing, this itinerary of average difficulty leads under the slopes of Mont Joly after passing through a pretty coniferous forest


Col de Pierre Carrée

13 January 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre

From the Col de Pierre Carrée, which is the northern part of Flaine ski resort, it is possible to take a pedestrian route that leads among the pines to reach a beautiful point of view on the valley of Cluses and the ski resort of Carroz d ’Araches. On the other side is the panorama of the immense


Lac Damoz des Moulins

21 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac Damoz des Moulins is an ideal hiking goal by a hot summer day. Most of the itinerary takes place in a forest where reign freshness and pleasant humidity. The lake of modest size is nestled at the foot of the Tavaneuse Massif in a calm and serene environment


Chalets du Truc

9 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Chalets du Truc is an easy walk from Les Contamines-Montjoie, facing Mont Joly, with a breathtaking view of Dômes de Miage, the Col du Tricot and Aiguille de Bionnassay. This outing is accessible to all, because without any technical difficulty


Mont Billiat

1 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

ont Billiat is a fabulous site to discover the Chablais Massif. Although of low altitude, its location offers a panorama on Lake Geneva on one side, Dent d’Oche and all the summits of Chablais on the other. The well-marked trail is accessible to all


Albert 1er Refuge

17 September 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Albert 1er Refuge undoubtedly is the only high mountain shelter accessible with children as the ski lifts of Col de Balme considerably reduce the elevation gain. The situation of the shelter perched above the Glacier du Tour, in front of Aiguille du Chardonnet and Aiguille du Tour offers


Pont du Diable (Mieussy)

20 August 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Pont du Diable is a nice little walk near Mieussy as it allows discovering the Giffre in a small valley. Under the bridge, the Gorge du Giffre is four meters wide, nine meters deep. It is the ideal ground for the practice of canyoning, kayaking, or sport fishing. The hydroelectric dam, operated by


Bivouac du Petit Mont Blanc

2 August 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let's go to Italy in the Val Veny to do an outing that will stay in your mind forever: the Petit Mont Blanc Bivouac (or Rifugio Rainetto). The starting altitude (1,670 m) and the finish at 3,047 m at the Petit Mont Blanc Bivouac set the scene. If the hike starts on a good paved road to the Lac de Combal, it is


Lac Cornu and Lacs Noirs

25 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve offers hikers many itineraries in a majestic setting, facing the Mont Blanc Massif. The Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs remain one of those marvels revealing themselves to the gaze of the amazed observer. Requiring little effort, the route involves steep



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