Walking Holidays in the Alps offer unparalleled variety and stunning scenery. We offer a FREE liftpass with our holidays and guided walks too!
Time: 40min, 1hr, 1hr 20mins
All of these routes are circuits along one side of the River Dranse and back along the other. This means that you can easily choose when tired legs need to head home! The shortest route passes the horse riding centre, crosses via the Dranse bridge and heads back towards the start. The second stays below Montriond, in a wide field, then the route crosses the river and returns. The longest route takes in the edge of the forest, the edge of the football ground and crosses the river before returning to the start. This is a relatively flat circuit with no real rise and fall.
Time: 2hrs 30mins
Vertical: 70m Ascent
With the Multi Pass include with all of our holidays you can use the Pléney lift for this superb route. Catch the Telephérique du Pléney and walk to the top of the Pléney mountain (50m climb). The route follows the ridge towards the Belevarde lift, passes to the East of the golf course. You then follow the Tour des Portes du Soleil signs, turning right at La Mouille au Blé as you continue to descend. The Balad’Aupl bus from Les Gets bus station which will take you back to Morzine.
Time: 2hrs 30mins
This route starts at Morzine’s church then alongside the River Dranse on the Promenade du Renard. There are numerous signs and information boards about foxes, geology, the river and its environment. The Nyon valley opens up at the car park for the Nyon lift. From there it’s a 15-minute round-trip to the spectacular Nyon waterfall. The route continues on the Nyon side of the river, with various villages and hamlets visible on the opposite side. The route crosses the Dranse before finishing at the village of Érigné. The return route re-traces the outward ones steps.
Vertical: Descent 625m
From Les Gets use the Multi Pass to take the cable car to the 1,826m top of Mont Chery, this is also an extremely popular Mountain Biking sector. From the top, it is possible to see the amazing terrain that Mont Chéry has on offer. The route heads toward Mont Cally before turning back for Les Gets, following various pistes (e.g Les Places, Maby and Les Cornus) back down to Les Gets town. The views taking in the whole of the Mont Blanc massif are excellent, as are those across the valley, and Les Gets, and being entirely downhill this is relatively easy, even with the sometimes rough surface.
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Vertical: 335m Descent and Ascent
This hike takes you out of Tignes Le Lavachet at 20170m, down the right-hand side of the valley toward Lac du Chevril (formed by Tignes’ dam), taking in gentle alpine grassland descents, springs, waterfalls and larch trees. Various watercourses feed the lake and this route crisscrosses them via several bridges. There are trout in the Lac du Chevril! Returning on the North East side of the valley you pass through the ruined village of Les Combes at 1,840m.
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Time: 3hrs 20mins or 2hrs 5mins
Vertical: 705m Descent and Ascent
Along with the Grande Motte, the l’Aiguille Percée is Tignes most well-known landmark. As you walk along the ridge after the Croix de Palafour you pass barriers that are there not to hold back avalanches but to break down the wind that can cause slab avalanches. From the top of the Palafour lift the route levels off and the l’Aiguille Percée goal is visible. The return offers superb view points over the nature reserve.
Time: c. 2hrs
Especially good for families who have young children as it is a gentle circuit which has numerous stopping off points at various hamlets which are dotted around Val d'Isère. As the Seven Churches title would suggest, this itinerary offers cultural diversions as well as amazing natural beauty, giving plenty to divert young minds from the thought of 'just going for a walk'!
Skiers will know the Piste Perdue run down into La Daille, and in the summer this gorge running up La Vallée Perdue is one of the prettiest hikes in the area. It may appear daunting however the route is a relatively gentle upwards incline to the bottom of the Tommeuses, crisscrossing streams (via bridges!) as you go. At the top you have the option to continue on to Tignes, via a 45min descent using the Lavachet Wall) right to Tignes Le Lac, or a Red Route down the Triffolet to where you started in La Daille.
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