The GR5: Lake Geneva to Chamonix

Experience true Alpine hiking on this inn to inn walking holiday along the GR5 trail from the glistening shores of Lake Geneva to the foot of the Mont Blanc. 
Start in the glamorous Swiss Riviera town of Montreux from where you will be transferred to the small hamlet of Novel, across the water to the French Alps, to start your hike. Ascend through peaceful Alpine meadows and through countless traditional dairy farms; the sound of cow bells never far away. 
Take in the views of the jagged mountain ranges of the Dents Blanches, Dents du Midi and finally the mighty Mont Blanc Massif, as you criss-cross between France and Switzerland. Finish on the summit of Le Brévent at 2525m with the most stupendous views of the Mont Blanc, your reward for this challenging yet beautiful trek.  
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Long distance hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

Novel to La Chapelle d'Abondance

Long distance hiking trail Only 21 days to reach the Mediterranean!
2017-09-26
difficult
15.7 km
6:30 h
1300 m
1200 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

La Chapelle d'Abondance to Refuge de Chésery

Hiking trail The faint grassy path leading to Chalets de Torrenz
2017-09-27
difficult
24 km
8:00 h
1404 m
455 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Wallis

Refuge de Chésery to Samoëns

Hiking trail Looking back to Lac Vert
2017-10-04
difficult
25.8 km
8:00 h
680 m
1950 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail The Lac d'Anterne comes into view
2017-10-04
difficult
17 km
6:30 h
1550 m
350 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

Refuge de Moëde d'Anterne to Le Brévent

Hiking trail The ubiquitous red and white markings
2017-10-04
moderate
11.1 km
5:00 h
930 m
450 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail Refuge de Moëde d'Anterne
2018-05-10
10.1 km
3:24 h
10 m
1190 m
by Sarah Stone,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

Plan d’Aiguille to Chamonix via Montenvers

Hiking trail Views from the Plan d'Aiguilles
2017-06-27
easy
11.4 km
4:40 h
120 m
1377 m
by Augustijn vanGaalen,  Macs Adventure
Hiking trail As you approach the end of your climb, you will be rewarded with some absolutely stunning views.
2017-06-27
difficult
14.9 km
5:45 h
1346 m
641 m
by Augustijn vanGaalen,  Macs Adventure