Morzine is well known for its ski resort but is also part of a wider mountain range at the limits of Mont Blanc massif. The label "Géopark", awarded by Unesco in 2012, recognises the treasures of this area: wildlife, geology, history, human heritage, gastronomy, flora...
We'll discover some surprising landscapes during beautiful easy hikes. In the evening, a warm and cosy 3*hotel awaits us.
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Single supplement: 160€ for the week
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at your hotel in Morzine for a presentation with your guide.
COL LA BASSE AND COL RATTI (1905m)
An amazing panorama for the first day hiking overlooking the Mont-Blanc range. A flexible hike with different elevation possibilities to get to know the group.
3 to 4 hour walk / Elevation: between +350 to +600m / -250 to -500m
LA CHAILLA RIDGES AND GOLESE PASS
Traversing through old pastures this hike takes us to a ridge (1837m) which offers a "postcard view" all over the Dent Blanche massif and one of the major Geopark spot : the "Rouleau de Bostan". Return via the Golèse refuge.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +/- 530m
BISE AND DARBON LAKE
Change of valley to observe ibex between the Bise high limestone cliffs. Picnic at the edge of the emerald coloured Darbon Lake, a swim is possible for the more courageous ones!
PASS OR PEAK OF CHALUNE
Depart from the Foron pasture inbetween chamois and marmots that we can see in the near distance. Ascend to the Chalune pass and on to the summit (2116m) for those who wish. Return via the Bolire pass to say hello to our friend Pierrot, who has been a shepherd for at least 60 years!
4.5 to 5.5 hour walk / Elevation: between +/- 640m and +/- 760m
COL DE COUX AND FARM VISIT
Between smuggling and migration, Col de Coux (1920m) is full of stories... without forgetting the view over the Swiss mountains. Return via the Freterolles farm to visit their cheese production and a possibility of buying some local cheese.
End point Saturday morning after breakfast.
The itinerary is established according to the latest information available. The possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.
Elevation: +/- 400 to 700m approximately per day.
Walking time: 3 to 5 hours per day depending on the group.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult.
According to the group's fitness level, some higher level variations are possible.
The tour with one hotel only allows you to have rest day during the week at any point.
Number in a group between 6 and 14 people guigind by a qualified professional mountain leader.
3* hotel: 5 nights in twin/double bedroom (or 3 bed room for individuals)
Single supplement: 160€ for the week
Located 500m from the centre of Morzine, this hotel offers all the comfort for a week of sports and relaxation: a large living room with warming wood fire, spa with sauna, jacuzzi, indoor heated pool and a cosy bar. The hotel is also a food lovers heaven with a large menu of local dishes.
The village centre is within easy walking distance with a large selection of shops and an outdoor ice-rink. Weekly cultural events include: a visit to the sawmills in Morzine old town, the slatemines or the local cheese makers producing tomme, reblochon and abondance. Morzine also offers a lively après-ski nightlife with wine bars, pubs, open air djs, clubs....
Breakfast and dinner are provided at your hotel.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of a healthy salads and local products.
We do our best to accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegetarian etc.). However, we encourage you to bring some additional products for your own picnics.
IGN Top 25 - 3528 ET Morzine and 3530 ET Samoëns
Meet Sunday at 6:00pm at the hotel in Morzine.
Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 9:11am arrive in Thonon at 1:33pm.
Then bus, depart Thonon at 1:40pm arrive in Morzine at 2:25pm.
10 minute walk (or free village bus) to the hotel.
Return: depart from Morzine by bus at 4:25pm arrive in Cluses at 5:15pm.
Then train from Cluses at 5:22pm arrive Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 11:00pm.
Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or on
10 minute walk (or free ski bus) to the hotel.
Take the A40 motorway to Cluses, then direction Morzine/Avoriaz (les Portes du Soleil), follow Taninges, Les Gets to arrive in Morzine.
End point Saturday around 09:30am after breakfast at the hotel.
Hôtel Alté Névé: +33 (0)4 50 79 01 96
Morzine Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 74 72 72
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
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If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.