Route des Grandes Alpes - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Route des Grandes Alpes
The Route des Grandes Alpes is a tourist itinerary through the French Alps between Lake Geneva and the French Riviera passing over all the high passes of the Alps within France. The lowest pass in altitude on the route of the Route des Grandes-Alpes is the Èze pass with an altitude of 507 meters the highest being the Iseran at 2,770 m.
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Portes du Soleil
9.35km from Route des Grandes Alpes
Les Portes du Soleil is a Franco-Swiss ski area comprising 12 ski resorts on the slopes of the Chablais massif. According to the domain's website, it is considered one of the largest ski areas in the world with more than 650 km of downhill and cross-country skiing trails claimed, but without being fully connected, and has 196 ski lifts. The ski area is spread over the Abondance valley, the Aulps valley, the Illiez valley, and the Morgins valley.
Grand Massif Domaines Skiables
9.96km from Route des Grandes Alpes
The Grand Massif is a ski resort located in the Haute-Savoie department, France. The area provides a tremendous variety of on-piste runs, off-piste and between piste skiing, scenery, and height, providing good skiing in all types of weather and conditions. There is also a cable car to reach the summit. In the best snow conditions it is possible to ski from the Tete des Saix down to Morillon village.
Les Crosets (Portes du Soleil)
13.44km from Route des Grandes Alpes
Les Crosets is a tourist resort located in the Val d'Illiez, in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The economy of Crosets is based on tourism. The alpine skiing and snowboarding in winter and hikers and mountain biking enthusiasts in summer provide income to the resort. It is possible to reach on foot, summer and winter, the Pointe des Mossettes at 2277 meters. It also has a renowned snowpark in the field of freeskiing. During winter 2012/2013, it will host a round of the Swiss Freeski tour 1.
14.73km from Route des Grandes Alpes
Les Carroz d'Arâches is a winter and summer tourist resort in the Haute-Savoie department, in the town of Arâches-la-Frasse . the resort defines itself as an "authentic village resort in the heart of the Alps". It is located 55 km from Chamonix and 40 km from Geneva on a large sunny plateau above the Arve valley and is part of the Grand Massif. This area offers access to 265 km of slopes, with the top of the ski area reaching 2,500 m. 80 ski lifts serve 135 slopes.
20.94km from Route des Grandes Alpes
The Lac d’Emosson reservoir, altitude 1930 metres, was created at the beginning of the 1920s by the construction of a 78 m-high gravity dam built by the SBB with the aim of covering the company’s power requirements. In 1974 this was extended with a 180 m-high arch dam, increasing the lake volume from 40 to 227 million m3 of water. The Lac d’Emosson was created to cover SBB power requirements. The lake is reached by three unusual railways. Dinosaur footprints, some 250 million years old are found
26km from Route des Grandes Alpes
Located in the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes, famous for its unique panorama facing the Mont-Blanc massif. Lac Blanc sits next to a welcoming refuge, and while hiking you will likely see Ibex and marmots in the surrounding nature reserve. One of the best picnic location and you can do so many activities in and around this place.
Discover More Attractions in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Home of Route des Grandes Alpes
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.