Explore the most popular hiking trails in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

More of a workout than a scenic mountain hike. Steep ascent and descent through forest - fairly monotonous. But where views are possible very beautiful.

Great loop trail with some fun scrambly bits and a nice cave along the way

on Mount Veyrier

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful views at the peak, but not much to see during the hike itself; Great hike if you’re in the area and want cardio with a view

backpacking
7 days ago

A very good hike with majestic views!! Not ideal for hammock camping so bring a TENT!!!

hiking
11 days ago

A wonderful trail that runs along portions of the TMB. Plenty to see...waterfalls, livestock, and a lake at the summit. beautiful views and places to stop for lunch/beer. The second half of the trek in is above treelike bring sunscreen.

Très beau points de vue !

Spectacular day hiking here toward mer du glace.

First whole day in Chamonix and we picked a winner of a day to hike. Bluebird skies and nice temps. Constantly looking at Mont Blanc while hiking from Flegere to Plan Praz. Get to câble lift early to avoid lines waiting to head up.

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked to the lake via the trail starting at the top of l’index ski lift. Fabulous views !

Superbe balade

hiking
23 days ago

Easy hike to the top of the tallest volcano overlooking Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of central France. Views from the top are awesome with this being a gorgeous area of France. (I was there on business and was very surprised at how beautiful this area is.) Alternatively, there is a train that takes tourists to the top to enjoy the views without the hike, but that takes a bunch of the fun out of it.

hiking
24 days ago

Easy hike to the top of the tallest volcano overlooking Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of central France. Views from the top are awesome with this being a gorgeous area of France. (I was there on business and was very surprised at how beautiful this area is.) Alternatively, there is a train that takes tourists to the top to enjoy the views without the hike, but that takes a bunch of the fun out of it.

Having this map downloaded saved me on day three of my hike. I was going over Col de la Seigne alone and in very bad weather. It was the beginning of June so the trail at that altitude was still completely obscured by snow. It was pouring rain and there were heavy clouds so visibility was only a few meters. I would pull out my phone and check my location in relation to the trail every five minutes. I safely made it to Refuge Elisabetta and was so grateful for this map!!

walking
1 month ago

Was a nice little walk that featured hot weather and dry ground on the way up. Most difficult part outside of a lack of fitness was the caterpillars that hung from a spiderweb like silk over the path. The view from the top was gorgeous and I gotta say was worth the walk

Really tough climb after many days on the TMB.
Views were stunning!!
Keep going up as you’ll see many lakes before the actual Lac Blanc.

hiking
1 month ago

Four of us did TMB counterclockwise in July starting from Les Houches. We completed the loop in 10 days/9 refuges (or auberges) without taking any bus/train/cable car. We are in our mid-50s. We each carried a 35-40 cubic liter backpack weighing 20-25 lbs including lunch and water. With proper preparation and conditioning, most people can do this.

And one can book all the refuges and make other arrangements by him/herself without needing help from commercial companies.

If I wasn’t so darn old (71) my knee might not have blown out on the first day. It was gruelling we hiked 2000 meters up hill. Definitely take the gondola to the top and start from there. Took 4 hours out of a 16 hour day hike. It is a beautiful hike so don’t be discouraged by my comments. If your young and “FIT” do it.

Amazing!

the best I ever walked

3 months ago

A beautiful hike, in particular when there is snow around the lake. It's worth continuing to col d'Anterne for the view of Mont Blanc

backpacking
4 months ago

I hiked this trail in 4 days in 2014. I would like to go back and spend more time

Absolutely loved doing this hike. The trails are incredibly well marked. If not in shape like I was, it’s tough, but doable. Did the 11 days hike, about 10 miles a day. Did a mix of camping and refuges for overnights.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail, covers a lot of varied scenery and gives a great sense of the TMB contained within a single day. Beautiful views at the two lakes make the effort to reach there worthwhile but the two refuges the trail passes and the chance to stop for a drink high in the Alps really adds to an already excellent day.

hiking
7 months ago

My study abroad group took a weekend trip to Annecy, France. Looking for local hikes, I found this one. The view was worth the steep ascent!

hiking
7 months ago

Once in a lifetime experience!

trail running
9 months ago

6 Days trail running with a great deal of training up front and overnights at hotels with luggage transport between (there are services for this). Pretty much one of the most glorious experiences ever - landscape changes every day and you get sheep, cows, rock goats,marmots, glaciers, rock scrambles, winding paths with fantastic resources along the way: water stops and rest stops with bathrooms and meals to buy.

Muy variado. Excelentes paisajes. Bastante esforzado. Recomiendo 100%.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Absolutely one of the best treks I've ever done! We camped so carrying all of our stuff made it more of an adventure and much cheaper! Camp sites were great and the scenery is the best you can get.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Best backpacking trip of my life so far! 9 days mostly tent camping. Almost after there was an incredible view from a high up pass that we worked hard to reach. Challenging but so worth it!

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