Tour of the Haute Giffre, France (6 days)
This superb walk enables you to discover this fantastic part of the Haute Savoir Alps. Explore the valleys and discover the history and culture of the area. Walk through the forests and alpine pastures and discover the many interesting plants and animals that are found here. High mountain paths give you magnificent panoramas of the mountains of this area, including Mont Blanc.
Day 1: Starting from the town of Samoens, a picturesque mountain town next to the River Giffre, we walk to the Gite Lac de Gers. The day’s walking is along good tracks through forests and alpine pastures.
Day2: From Lac de Gers we then head to the Refuge at Anterne travelling along high mountain paths with great open views of the mountains of the Haute Giffre.
Day 3: Today we head to the Refuge at Grenairon, another great day out with more spectacular views of the mountains.
Day 4: From the Refuge we start one of the most spectacular walks of the area. We head through alpine pastures and along steep mountain paths and pass through the Cirque de Fer a Cheval. Our day ends at the Refuge at Vogealle.
Day 5: Today is our longest day as we head through the limestone mountains looking for Edelweiss whilst taking in the many panoramas to be had as we head to the Refuge at Bostan.
Day 6: Our last day is through alpine pastures with magnificent views down over the valley and across to Mont Blanc as we head back to Samoens.
A route with a reasonable amount of ascent and descent, requiring a good level of fitness and some previous summer hill walking experience.
We are able to arrange pick up and drop offs from Geneva airport before and after the trip.
What is Included:
A qualified International Mountain Leader to guide you during the trip
Transport during the trip
Accommodation in mountain huts including use of sheet sleeping bag.
All meals and food
Use of safety equipment
What is Excluded:
Transport to and from the start of the trip unless booked as an optional extra
Waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles can be hired for a small fee
Walking boots suitable for summer walking
Personal clothing - a kit list will be sent to you on booking.