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 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


Mont de la Belle Combe (Bella Comba)

28 July 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Very popular with walkers around Mont Blanc, the Val Ferret impresses by the incredible view on the Italian slope of the Mont Blanc Massif. Not very frequented, Bella Comba is a monumental belvedere on the spectacle offered by the 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


Tré-la-Tête Glacier

30 August 2009 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of Les Contamines Nature Reserve, Tré-La-Tête Glacier offers all hikers a feeling of elevation towards the highest peaks. Surrounded by several summits seeming impossible to climb, Tré-La-Tête Glacie


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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