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.



Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

20 August 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (or Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke in German) is located in Randa in the Valais Alps and is a must-see on the Europaweg trail from Grächen to Zermatt. The bridge is 494 meters long and weighs 58 tons and is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the


Le Môle

29 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Le Môle is one of the greatest classics of the region that allows discovering a 360 ° panorama on all the surrounding massifs, notably the nearby Bornes, but also the Giffre and the Chablais. If you're too tired to climb the mountain, the Petit Mole constitutes a great spot to observe the


Grande Pointe des Journées

23 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Grande Pointe des Journées, whose name derives from the word "journal" and designates the area of land that can be worked in a day, is a summit of the Chablais Massif culminating at 1,722 m


Lac Bénit

23 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located at the foot of the majestic Bargy Massif, the Lac Bénit is a haven of tranquility. Family walk par excellence, the itinerary is within the reach of all inasmuch as that the very short path remains devoid of difficulties and technical passages. Two paths are available to the walker


Pointe de Chavasse

15 July 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chavasse dominates the ski resort of Praz-de-Lys Sommand. Its ascension is easy and does not involve any particular difficulty. A very short passage on a ridge can impress, but in no case can it be an obstacle even for people who are afraid of heights


Lago di Pietra Rossa

21 June 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Aosta Valley, Lago Pietra Rossa culminates at 2553 meters above sea level at the end of the Vallon d'Arpy. Stuck between Becca Pugnenta in the northeast and Mont Cormet in the southwest, the lake remains


Lago d’Arpy

20 June 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lago d'Arpy is a lake of glacial origin located in the Vallon d'Arpy, near the eponymous col. Lago d'Arpy, surrounded by Mont Charvet, Becca Pugnenta and Mont Cormet, offers a spectacular view of the Grandes Jorasses, which, when the water is calm in the morning, is reflected in


Chalets d’Ayères

17 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Chalets d'Ayères constitute a beautiful scenery for a winter outing in Passy Plaine-Joux ski resort. Located under the Fiz Massif in front of the Mont Blanc Massif, the route


Haute Pointe

14 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Must-see for the regulars of the resort of Sommand, the Haute Pointe is a walk easily accessible by a trail that goes up the mountain pastures of Sommand and gives the hiker the opportunity to discover a very wide number of peaks


Crête des Rasses

18 February 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Little known by walkers because of its off-centered location towards the ski resort of Praz de Lys Sommand, Crête des Rasses nevertheless remains a nice hiking objective with its panorama on Haute Pointe, Pointe de Rovagne, but also Montagne d’Hirmentaz. Without difficulty


Montagne de Sulens

29 October 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located between Mont Charvin and Tournette, Montagne de Sulens offers a magnificent panorama on the Bauges Massif, as well as Aravis, Bornes, and Tarentaise. The hike doesn’t have any technical difficulties except the path that is sometimes hard to follow in its upper part



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