Walking and Hiking
The Grand Massif and Le Vallée Giffre have an astounding 50 mapped walking itineraries for all levels of walkers. The scenery is spectacular with mountains, lakes and river valleys. Lifts open in the summer to take the hard work out of the climbs enabling walkers to enjoy the high mountain tracks. As we are surrounded by beautiful woodland, walking couldn't be easier as you can start from right outside our door.
Climbing, Mountaineering and Via Ferrata (Fixed Route Climbing)
Most famous for Mont Blanc (4807 metres), the Haute-Savoie region also offers other classic peaks such as the Drues, the Aiguille Verte or the Grandes Jorasses. The region offers challenges for mountaineers and climbers of all abilities, though we recommend that novices or newcomers to the Alps are accompanied by a qualified mountain guide.
Via Ferrata is the name commonly used to describe the high-level footpaths found in the Alps that use fixed cables for protection and steel ladders to surmount difficult sections. Although they break just about every rule of aesthetic mountaineering (“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints” etc), Via Ferrata are very enjoyable and highly popular, and give nearly everyone, adults and children alike, an opportunity to move through spectacular and often extremely exposed alpine scenery with a minimum of equipment.