THE MYSTERIOUS WATERFALL
Legend has it that this scenic waterfall at Le Nant du Chinaillon, rushing down a narrow gorge for thirty metres or so, marks the meeting place of Le Grand-Bornand’s first ever couple… more of a walk than a hike, pleasant and refreshing in the shade of the Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon beech grove.
ROC DES ARCES TOUR
This circuit halfway up Mont Lachat offers a hike alternating between sections on the slopes and mountain paths, so you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the Aravis range spanning the horizon all along the way (over 25 km of limestone ridges and valleys connecting the town of Sallanches, at the foot of Mont-Blanc, to Ugine, in neighbouring Savoie!).
THE GRAMUSSET REFUGE
From mountain pastures to lapiaz, the typical limestone reliefs found in Haute-Savoie, this beautiful trail starting at the Col des Annes takes you to the picturesque Gramusset refuge, at the foot of the Pointe Percée… which more advanced climbers can opt to ascend, making use of the long climbing routes that it offers. This lofty peak borders on the sublime as you approach the summit (alt. 2,750 m).
A DAY OUT ON THE HIGH-MOUNTAIN PASTURES
‘‘A day out on the high-mountain pastures’’ is sports and gastronomy activity organised by the Compagnie des Guides des Aravis, that consists in an easy hike and a snack at the Col de Chatillon farm, producers of the famous Reblochon cheese. The hike, about 3h long with 300m of elevation gain, is within easy reach for most people, and is a wonderful introduction to the mountain environment, led by a guide who’s an expert in Alpine heritage and who’ll tell you all kinds of interesting anecdotes as you walk along.
Cocooning and return to the source : between hiking, fresh air, mountain landscape and massage, leave your day-to-day life to get back to yourself. Enjoy our exclusive offer for 4 persons from €129 per person including :
- accommodation 7 nights in apartment or chalet,
- hiking map of Aravis area,
- 1 "Pure Altitude" massage of 50 minutes at the Roc des Tours Spa with wellness area access (indoor swimming pool, Big Jaccuzzi, Sauna, Hammam and Fitness room).