With its many mountainous massifs, France is a hiking country par excellence. From the Alps to the Pyrenees, via the Jura and the Massif Central, France offers a great diversity of hikes with diverse and varied landscapes. In the Alps, Haute-Savoie is a prime destination, with the Mont-Blanc massif and its unforgettable landscapes on the rock and snow giants overlooking the Chamonix Valley. On the other hand, the walker can also climb the Pyrenees mountains, with landscapes of exceptional quality maintained by traditional livestock farming. Further north, it is the Jura and the Vosges, a mountainous land that has passed through the ages. Finally, one should also mention the Massif Central, whose volcanoes have been extinct for several thousand years. All the hikes described on this page are also possible in winter with a pair of snowshoes or skis, which is an opportunity to discover the landscapes from a different angle.
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
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
13 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Salève is an emblematic summit of Haute-Savoie and the Geneva Basin, offering the walker a panorama of choice on the vast majority of the peaks of the region, as well as on Lake Annecy and Lake Geneva. A quick look at the map shows that several hiking routes are possible in order to climb
1 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Despite its low altitude, Mont Forchat, located in the heart of the Vallée Verte, allows you to discover the whole of Chablais Massif and offers a magnificent view of Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif.
28 September 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Aiguille de Varan is one of the main peaks of the Sallanches Valley, offering a magnificent view of the Mont Blanc Massif on one side and the Aravis Range on the other. I propose not to climb it, but to walk to the Refuge de Varan at its base.
The itinerary begins at the Plateau d'Assy. A variant
5 September 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Sixt Fer à Cheval is an immense corrie of 2 km in diameter delimited by imposing limestone cliffs from which spring many waterfalls. There are twelve in the summer, but it is in fact about thirty of these waterfalls that one can admire in the spring when the snow melts.
The Fer à Cheval is a nature
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
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
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
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
11 June 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Must-see in the Chamonix Valley, Lac Blanc exhibits an unforgettable panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif. The itinerary described here offers a much more bucolic setting than the alternative route by the Flégère
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