Savoie Mont Blanc : land of all kinds of hikes Our top 10 hikes to do in Savoie Mont Blanc!

The summer season is approaching fast! What could be better than discovering the Alps on foot? 

Summer is the perfect opportunity to discover the mountain ranges of Savoie Mont Blanc. There is something for all levels of hikers, for a day or for several days or weeks. Don't forget everything you need in your backpack (link article)! 

Our top 10 hikes to do in Savoie Mont Blanc!

 

1/ Aiguille du Midi, Balcony hike & Mer de Glace

  • Distance: 5,1 kilometers 
  • Duration: randonnée hike 2h30 / activity 8 hours
  • Departure / Arrival : Plan d'aiguille at Montenvers
  • Point of interest : a magnificent walk along a trail that offers a view of the Chamonix valley like no other ! 

Discover the "Capital of mountaineering"! 

Starting from Chamonix, enjoy a 20 minute ride in the cable cars up to the famous Aiguille du Midi located at 3.842m. This is as close as you can get to the top of the mystic summit without crampons. A breathtaking view of the Mont Blanc 4.807m and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps will be the backdrop. 

Don't forget your camera to immortalize this magical moment!

After enjoying the view from the summit, take the cable car back down, to Plan de l'Aiguille, the middle switching cable car station and our starting point for a two and a half hour hike to the Montenvers at 1910m. 

There, discover an impressive panorama facing the Mer de Glace, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses, stone and ice. Take the famous red rack train of a certain age for your return to Chamonix.

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2/ Micro-Adventure in Chartreuse : Bivouac in a suspended tent ! 

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Point of interest: the bivouac, an unusual experience to live in the middle of nature !

No need to go to the other side of the world, the adventure is waiting for you, right here, next to your home !

With your Experience Mont Blanc guide, discover the wild and preserved spaces of the high plateaus of the Chartreuse Massif

Stroll along the secret and mystical paths of limestone in this massif: the famous Sangles du massif. 

At nightfall, you will choose, with your guide, the ideal place in the middle of nature to set up your camp site for the night. 

And to live an even more unusual adventure, you will sleep in suspended tents! Hanging in the trees, just a few dozen centimeters off the ground, offer a comfortable and unique experience under a beautiful starry sky. 

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3/ 360° panoramic day hike in Megève & Les Contamines 

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Point of interest: a hike that offers a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc Massif, the Val d'Arly, the Aravis and the Beaufortain.

Come and discover the Sciozier crests at 1700m of altitude. This mountain has multiple facets and unusual landscapes that you’ll enjoy throughout the day.

During your hike, walk along the ridge and you’ll have the impression of dominating everything. 

Enjoy a picnic lunch of locally sourced products in a very special place chosen by you and your guide ! Admire the view of the Mont Blanc Massif, the Val d'Arly, the Aravis and the Beaufortain.

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4/ The Val Veny, a valley full of interesting phenomena 

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Point of interest: a superb view on the Brenva and Miage glaciers !

During this hike between the Col Chécrouit at 1900m and the Col Apr Supérieur... discover an impressive view of the biggest Italian glaciers: Brenva and Miage. If you look closely, you will see the evolution of the melting of the glaciers in the last 20 years and today.

During your hike, you will descend through the woods, rocks and sometimes ice to the Combal and Mirage lakes while enjoying the flora and fauna along the way.

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5/ Hiking & Wildlife in the Aravis Massif 

  • Duration: 8 hours 
  • Departure / Arrival: La Clusaz or le Grand Bornand
  • Point of interest: a hike in the heart of the fauna and flora of the French Alps. 

The Aravis range, which culminates at 2750 meters of altitude at the top of the Pointe Perçée, has a rich fauna and flora, typical of the Alps. Marmots, chamois or ibexes, you may have the opportunity to see them during your walk! 

There are several hiking possibilities on this mountain range, and each of them offers magnificent mountain landscapes: meadows, mountain pastures, small villages, farms, ...

Observe the particular shape of this massif and keep your eyes open: wild animals may be hiding behind a rock or a tree...

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6/ Hike to Mont Veyrier & Picnic with local products !

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Point of interest: a magnificent view on the Lake Annecy and its city !

With your Experience Mont Blanc guide, follow the lesser known paths of one of the most beautiful hikes to do around Lake Annecy.

During your outing, you will hike along the Col de Contrabandier and then to the top of this emblematic mountain, you will have the opportunity to admire breathtaking views of Annecy, its lake and its historic center!  “Venise of the Alps”

Enjoy a picnic of locally sourced products while learning more about the history the majestic lake and the city of Annecy

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7/ Discovery hike of medicinal & edible plants !

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Point of interest: an unusual hike with a plant expert guide !

For this unusual experience, Experience Mont Blanc invites you to discover the virtues of the edible and medicinal plants of the Alps

During this hike, your guide will show you the wild plants below your feet and tell you about their benefits and their gustative qualities. They will also give you ideas of how to cook them! 

This outing is ideal for a relaxing moment in nature. This herbal hunt will also please your children! 

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8/ Hiking in the heart of the National Vanoise Park Massif 

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Point of interest: a hike in the heart of mountain pastures, forests, lakes and glaciers

In the heart of the Massif de la Vanoise, several itineraries will allow you to discover splendid panoramas of the neighboring summits. 

In summer, marmots are out and about and you can even see ibexes or chamois! 

This park is a hiking enthusiasts Disneyland with its diversity of hiking possibilities. Beginners or experts, your guide will know how to adapt to your level. 

And don't forget to bring a camera because you will want to remember this day.

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9/ Day hike in the heart of Alpe d'Huez 

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Point of interest: a sublime view of La Meije!

Alpine pastures, plateaus, villages, waterfalls, lakes...venture along the footpaths of the ski resort Alpe d'Huez and enjoy spectacular views! 

For this hike in Isère, take on the summits at your own pace, while discovering exceptional panoramas during your adventure. 

And among its great landscapes, take the time to admire the Meije, regional emblem, from the magnificent Emparis plateau!

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10/ Hike to the Glacier 3000 : on the way to the Swiss summits ! 

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Point of interest: a hike with a breathtaking views on top of Glacier 3000

To conclude our top 10, we take you to the Swiss Alps, to discover new summits!

Starting from the Col du Pillon, your outing starts with a gondola ride that will take you to the Glacier 3000.

During your day, you will have the opportunity to cross the Peak Walk by Tissot, a 107 meters long bridge that offers an incredible view of the Swiss Alps: the Matterhorn, the Mont Blanc, the Eiger, the Mönch or the Jungfrau.

Connecting the lower summit (View Point) with the main summit 5 meters higher (Scex Rouge), the Peak Walk takes you to the top of Glacier 3000.

A grandiose hike in a breathtaking natural setting!

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And for a hike in the best conditions, our recommendations of the needed equipment for a hiker's back pack

 

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