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23 1 Day Treks to explore in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Auvergne-Rhône-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.

Aiguille des Grands Montets
Aiguille des Grands MontetsAiguille des Grands Montets, 74400 Chamonix, France

The Aiguille des Grands Montets, in the Mont Blanc, is the name given to one of the peaks overlooking the village of Argentiere ( 1200 meters), in Chamonix. It peaks at 3295 meters. Skiing area and also trekking is possible here.

Aiguille du Dru
Aiguille du DruAiguille du Dru, 74400 Chamonix, France

A colossal rocky pyramid belonging to the Mont Blanc Massif and situated on its Northern side, entirely in French territory. Although from a distance it looks like a monolith, it is actually composed of two nearby but separate summits. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a place flourished with natural beauty.

Aiguille Verte
Aiguille VerteAiguille Verte, 74400 Chamonix, France

The Aiguille Verte is one of the most prominent mountains of the Mont Blanc range. Its huge ridges and famous couloirs make it one of the most difficult 4000 m peaks to climb in the Alps. This mythical summit can be climbed through mixed terrain and by different routes. One of the beautiful mountains which was flourished with natural beauty.

Allée des Grandes Jorasses
Allée des Grandes JorassesAllée des Grandes Jorasses, 73000 Chambéry, France

Grandes Jorasses are a group of granite peaks located on the northern side of the Mont Blanc range, on the border between Italy and France. Although all its faces are amazing, its 1.200-meter north wall is the biggest challenge for climbers. The climb to the highest peak of the Grandes Jorasses is a technically demanding route, over ice and rocks.

Bossons Glacier
Bossons GlacierBossons Glacier, France

The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest icefall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. . It has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe, and formerly extended much further down the valley than it does today. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice picnic spot.

Col de l'Iseran
Col de l'IseranCol de l'Iseran, 73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc, France

Climbing the Col de L’Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country’s oldest national park. Col de l'Iseran is the King of the Alps and the holy grail for many motorcycle and bike tourers. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.764m (9,068ft) above sea level.

Gorges du Fier
Gorges du Fier30 Rue du Pont des Liasses, 74330 Lovagny, France

The Gorges du Fier are a remarkable natural curiosity of France, in Haute-Savoie: a very narrow and deep gorge that can be visited thanks to a footbridge fixed to the side of the rock, built-in 1869 by the Annecy architect Marius Vallin and Listed since 1943. This gorge was cut by the powerful Fier torrent in the town of Lovagny, some eleven kilometers west of Annecy.

La Flégère
La Flégère35 Chemin Paul Simond, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

La Flégère is the slope of the Aiguilles Rouges overlooking the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to the north. The valley was linked to the Flégère by a 60-seater cable car. The latter was replaced by gondola lifts, commissioned in December 2019 1. Their starting point is located in the village of Les Praz de Chamonix. The bottom station of the Flégère gondola is located at an altitude of 1,877 m. A refuge is present next to the upper station.

La Tournette
La TournetteLa Tournette, 74230 Les Clefs, France

A summit of the Bornes massif which rises to 2,351 m above sea level. Its notoriety owes in part to its massive appearance and the 360º panoramic views of the French Alps and Lake Annecy. The climb on La Tournette provides an exciting hike and the summit is often crowded, particularly on autumn Sundays when the sky is clear.

Le Brévent
Le BréventLe Brévent, 74400 Chamonix, France

Le Bréventis a mountain of Haute-Savoie, France. It is a 5.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until October.

Les Saisies
Les SaisiesLes Saisies, 73620 Hauteluce, France

Les Saisies is a ski resort located in the Savoie départment of France. It is 30 km from Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics. For those games, the resort hosted the biathlon and cross-country skiing events. The resort also has alpine skiing trails for use and forms part of the Espace Diamant skiing region. Les Saisies organized the 2014 European Company Sports Games.

Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mont Blanc du TaculMont Blanc du Tacul, 74400 Chamonix, France

Mont Blanc du Tacul is a snow-capped mountain located in the Mont Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie, and one of the most important amongst the summits surrounding Mont Blanc. The Normal route of Mont Blanc du Tacul is no difficult route starting from the Refuge des Cosmiques and running on the glacier which occupies the Northern slopes of the mountain with a variety of snow and ice types. One of the nine trekking destinations and also a nice camping spot.

Mont Gerbier de Jonc
Mont Gerbier de JoncMont Gerbier de Jonc, 07310 Saint-Martial, France

Mont Gerbier de Jonc is a mountain of volcanic origin located in the Massif Central in France. It is made of a type of rock called phonolite. It rises to an altitude of 1,551 m, and its base contains three springs that are the source of the Loire, France's longest river. It is the second most-visited site in the département of Ardèche, after the Ardèche Gorges.

Mont Mézenc
Mont MézencMont Mézenc, 07310 Borée, France

Mont Mézenc is a French mountain in the Massif du Mézenc, part of the Massif Central in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is on the border of the Ardèche and Haute-Loire departments and is the highest mountain of both departments. The mountain is in the "Natural regional park of the Mountains of Ardèche"

Mont-Cenis
Mont-CenisMont-Cenis, 73480 Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis, France

Mont Cenis is a massif and passes in Savoie, which forms the limit between the Cottian and the Graian Alps. The Pass of the Mont-Cenis is a natural site near Val-Cenis. This place is an attraction for holidaymakers staying in the region. One of the beautiful places for a picnic and also a nice trekking destination.

Mounts of Cantal
Mounts of CantalMounts of Cantal, 15800 Saint-Jacques-des-Blats, France

The Mounts of Cantal are a mountainous massif in the mid-west of the Massif Central, France, made up of the remnants of the largest stratovolcano of Europe, which was formed 13 million years ago and last erupted approximately 2 million years ago. However, the main part of the volcanic activity was concentrated between 8.5 and 7 million years ago. Thereafter, the original volcano was largely eroded, massive landslides occurred, and it was further eroded by glaciers and water.

Petit Mont Blanc
Petit Mont BlancPetit Mont Blanc, 73120 Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France

Mont Blanc is the second-highest mountain in Europe after Mount Elbrus. It is the highest mountain in the Alps, rising 4,808 m above sea level. It is the eleventh-most prominent peak in the world. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route i

Pointe Helbronner
Pointe HelbronnerPointe Helbronner, 11013, France

Pointe Helbronner forms one part of the French and Italian border high in the mountains. It is 3,466m high and can be reached by cable car too. It forms part of the Alpine mountain border between France and Italy. The Skyway Monte Bianco station platform on Pointe Helbronner offers a remarkable view over the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont region. The French-Italian border splits this platform.

Puy de Sancy
Puy de SancyPuy de Sancy, 63680 Le Mont-Dore, France

Puy de Sancy is a French mountain, the highest mountain in the Massif Central, and the highest of volcanic origin in Metropolitan France. It is part of an old stratovolcano that has been inactive for about 250,000 years. One of the nice trekking destinations and also camping sites too. Accessible during the summer season either via cable car or a path with 864 steps, the summit offers a magnificent view of the unspoiled landscapes of the Dore.

Puy Mary
Puy MaryPuy Mary, 15400 Le Claux, France

Puy Mary is one of the highest points in Cantal at 1,780 meters in altitude. Seven glacial valleys surround its summit in a star pattern. Part of an old, dormant volcano with a diameter of nearly 80 kilometers, the iconic and majestic Puy Mary is a protected site, certified a Great Site of France since 2012. One of the nice trekking destinations and also a nice picnic spot.

Map of 1 Day Treks to explore in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes