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.



Pointe de Beauregard

15 December 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Plateau de Beauregard remains the object of a beautiful winter walk in snowshoes. With an elevation gain of only 150 meters, the itinerary reaching the Pointe de Beauregard is accessible to all


Lac d’Armancette

26 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac d’Armancette is the opportunity of a nice forest walk. The trail follows a track in a spruce forest and runs along a small stream that accompanies the hiker to the lake. Without any difficulty and very well marked, the path gets through the Contamines-Montjoie National Nature Reserve


Mont Chéry

21 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The renowned summit of Les Gets ski resort, Mont Chéry, offers a breathtaking panorama of the Mont Blanc and the Chablais Massif. The easy itinerary starts at Mont Caly (a charming little place with


Pointe de Rovagne

3 November 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Visible from the ski resort of Sommand, Pointe de Rovagne is one of these uncrowded itineraries that offer an admirable point of view on the Haute-Savoie. Very close to Haute-Pointe, facing Pointe Perret, this hike, not very well marked


Tête de Lindaret

10 October 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Tête de Lindaret is a summit of the Chablais Massif, located in the south of the protected natural area of Mont de Grange. The toponym Lindaret limitaris meaning something "that makes limits or borders". Of intermediate difficulty, the itinerary I propose here describes a loop that starts from the Lindarets


Pointe de Pelluaz

25 September 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Pelluaz is a peak located in the heart of the Chablais massif, south of the Dent d'Oche. Described as peeled or bare mountain by its toponym, Pointe de Pelluaz is a beautiful hiking destination within everyone's reach. Indeed, despite a cumulative positive gain of 730 m,


Boka Waterfall (Slap Boka)

9 September 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Boka Waterfall (or Slap Boka in Slovenian), with its 139 metres, is the highest waterfall in Slovenia and is located upstream from the river Soča (also called Isonzo). The waterfall begins at a karst spring and has two levels: a first stage 106 metres high and 18 metres wide, as well as a


Aletsch Glacier

5 September 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the south of Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, the Aletsch glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001, the Aletsch glacier will not leave the hiker indifferent in view of its characteristics : 81.7 km2 of surface, 22.6 km in length, 900 m in


Col du Pigne via Cabane de Moiry

31 July 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the Val d’Anniviers in the heart of the Valais, under the imposing Pigne de la Lé, the Col du Pigne is the subject of a hike that will surely remain in the memory of the walker in search of breathtaking landscapes. The route starts at the Moiry Dam at 2250 m above the village of Grimentz


Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron

25 June 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

A great classic of the Massif des Bornes, Mont Veyrier is a summit that never ceases to impress walkers who come to walk on its slopes. Overlooking the village of Veyrier-du-Lac, Mont Veyrier is a magnificent belvedere on Lake Annecy, the Semnoz, as well as the peaks of the Aravis


Pointe de Tréchauffé

15 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Tréchauffé is a summit of Chablais, which rises to 1627 m above sea level, and is the subject of a magnificent hike in the heart of the Aulps Valley. The route I propose describes a loop starting above the Chalets de Tréchauffé


Meulières du Mont Vouan

14 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the municipality of Viuz-en-Sallaz, the Mont Vouan site includes a group of seven millstones (i. e. millstone quarries) classified as historical monuments on 11 March 2009. Exploited from the late Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, these milling mills bear witness



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