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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Departure from 25th June to 28th August 2023
5-day trekking/ 5 nights:
570€ per person in standard room, in 3-star hotel
630€ per person in superior room, in 3-star hotel
5-day trekking/ 6 nights:
660€ per person in standard room, in 3-star hotel
750€ per person in superior room, in 3-star hotel
Single departure on request
Info and bookings via phone or email
Does not include:
The rate is all inclusive from the meeting point to the point of dispersion.
Meet Sunday in the afternoon at your hotel in Morzine to check in (if you booked 5 days / 6 nights)
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 start the week easy.
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.
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.
5 or 6 nights in a 3-star hotel in twin/double bedroom. Single supplement on request.
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 the hotel Alpen Roc in Morzine to check in.
Inbound: depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 10:30am arrive in Thonon at 3:06pm.
Then bus, depart Thonon at 3:15pm (3:05 in low season) arrive in Morzine at 4:00pm (3:50pm). 10 minutes walk (or free village bus) to the hotel
Return: depart from Morzine by bus at 10:30am (11.00am in low season), arrive in Thonon at 11:25am (or 11.50am).
Then train from Thonon at 1:00pm, arrive Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 5:42pm.
Times given are indicative and should be verified in a train station or on the SNCF website.
BY BUS VIA THONON OR CLUSES
Bus SAT Thonon - Morzine
Take the A40 motorway to Cluses, then direction Morzine/Avoriaz (les Portes du Soleil), follow Taninges, Les Gets to arrive in Morzine.
End point on Day 6 after your trek or on Day 7 after breakfast at the hotel, depending on the chosen formula.
Hôtel Alpen Roc 0033 (0)4 50 75 75 43
Morzine Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 74 72 72
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.