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

September 26, 2017
difficult
15.7 km
6:30 h
1300 m
1200 m
Walk from the peaceful hamlet of Novel to the flower-filled Alpine town of La Chapelle d'Abondance. 
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

La Chapelle d'Abondance to Refuge de Chésery

September 27, 2017
difficult
24 km
8:00 h
1404 m
455 m
A long but beautiful day of walking from France into Switzerland and to the wonderfully located Refuge de Chésery.
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Monthey

Refuge de Chésery to Samoëns

October 04, 2017
difficult
25.8 km
8:00 h
680 m
1950 m
A long but pleasant day walking. Starting in Switzerland, you will soon cross back into France from where a long descent takes you to the Alpine ...
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
October 04, 2017
difficult
17 km
6:30 h
1550 m
350 m
A day of steady ascents past waterfalls, through a Nature Reserve and past the picturesque Lac d'Anterne, culminating at the Col d'Anterne before a ...
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

Refuge de Moëde d'Anterne to Le Brévent

October 04, 2017
difficult
11.1 km
5:00 h
930 m
450 m
An exciting final day of walking from the Refuge de Moëde d'Anterne to the summit of Le Brévent at 2525m.
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
May 10, 2018
10.1 km
3:21 h
0 m
1189 m
 The trail over Col du Brévent and Le Brévent should not be attempted in bad weather, if a storm is forecast or there is a chance of ice and or ...
from Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Rhône-Alpes

Plan d’Aiguille to Chamonix via Montenvers

June 27, 2017
easy
11.4 km
4:40 h
120 m
1377 m
This walk combines some of the most popular sights of the Mont Blanc region – the stunning views and breath-taking scenery at Aiguilles du Midi and ...
from Augustijn vanGaalen,   Macs Adventure
June 27, 2017
difficult
14.9 km
5:45 h
1346 m
641 m
This challenging day begins with a tough ascent from Tré-le-Champ to Lac Blanc, a gorgeous alpine lake, before descending down to La Flégère and ...
from Augustijn vanGaalen,   Macs Adventure