Hiking

The Smugglers' Trail

Based on the history of the region, with a comic book as a guide, this walk is a treasure hunt for children in the mountains. Fun educational panels lead you to a secret code to solve a mystery at the top of the Crêt du Midi chairlift. A two-hour family walk at 1,700 m to find Fanfouétomas’s treasure!  The Fanfouétomas comic book (44 pages, 6 €) on sale in shops and at the Tourist Office.

 

Buy the comic book online (9 €, including postage in France only): Le trésor de Fanfouétomas

 

For more information (FR): www.prazsurarly.com/le-chemin-des-contrebandiers

 

Hiking Stars

3 walks, 3 levels: from the easiest to the most difficult! It’s simple: on presentation of a photo of the young walker (on a camera, smartphone) on one of the three summits, a diploma and medal (in the shape of an edelweiss) will be awarded depending on the level of difficulty. All three walks are less than 2 hours.

Ban Rouge (GOLD STAR) One of the highest summits in Praz sur Arly. At 1,983 m, you have a 360° view of 3 mountain ranges: the Aravis, the Beaufortain and the Mont Blanc! Altitude gain: 253 m (from the Crêt du Midi chairlift). Walking time: 2 hours.

The Evettes Lake (SILVER STAR). This is an easy walk of about one hour and 50 minutes. The mostly forested itinerary brings you to the banks of a little mountain lake. Altitude gain: 270 m. Walking time: 1 hour 50 mins.

The Epines Blanches (BRONZE STAR). This is a panoramic circuit facing the Mont Blanc range and the whole of the Val d’Arly. A chance to discover numerous old farms dotted along the way before arriving at the forested part. Altitude gain: 190 m. Walking time: 1 hour and 15 mins.

Crêt du Midi Chairlift

Reach the summits of Praz-sur-Arly in only a few minutes with the 6-seater Crêt du Midi chairlift. Climb to 1,700 metres in 10 minutes! The top is the start of numerous hikes including the Smugglers’ Trail.

Rates: Adult ascent (from 17 years): 6.90€. Child ascent (6-16 years inclusive): 5€. The descent is free.

 

Opening period: from Saturday 8 July to Sunday 27 August 2017.

 

Open on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to 16.30.

 

For more information: prazsurarly.labellemontagne.com

Hiking Map

Find your ideal hike around the village of Praz and in the Pays du Mont-Blanc with the help of the “Belvédères of the Mont Blanc” hiking map.With a presentation guide of over 50 itineraries, go off and discover 300 km of marked trails.  On sale at the Tourist Office: 6€.

 

Buy the map online: Hiking Map

The Grand Hiking Tour of the Pays du Mont-Blanc

The Grand Hiking Tour of the Pays du Mont-Blanc:  160 km of marked trails accessible to all levels of hikers. Alpine pastures, villages and traditions, the foothills of the highest summit in Europe are a veritable paradise for hikers. Mountain lovers will find one of the most beautiful hikes in Haute-Savoie here.

 

The Grand Hiking Tour of the Pays du Mont Blanc: a circuit of 3 to 12 days, with numerous variants, crossing 5 natural reserves, a trail adapted to all levels and a complete FFRP topography guide.

Cani-rando

Accompanied by a musher, discover the mountains in a different way with the help of a sled dog! Two companies offer activities with sled dogs.

Rate (2 hours) Adults and adolescents = 30€

Rate less than 10 years = 20€

This activity is offered by 3D Nordic and the Mont du Villard

 

Photo hiking

Another way of discovering the mountains… themed photo outings (suggested or of your choice) for a day or over several days. Accompanied by a professional mountain photographer who will advise you on how to take photos all year round, on foot or on snowshoes. Some of the themes: lakes, the Mont-Blanc, winter scenes, marmots, chamois, mountain goats, lammergaiers… Advice on how to use your camera.

This activity is offered by Altitude Nature

Mountaineering

Discover the amazing world of the high mountains! There’s no age limit, you just have to want to do it!

In order to get the maximum benefit from your outing, we advise you to start off with a climbing school. This will allow you to gain self-confidence and not be afraid of heights and open spaces – it will certainly help you.

For your first outing, we recommend something adapted to your level on snow or rock. You could cross the Vallée Blanche or discover the Mer de Glace Balconies.

Then, once you’ve become accustomed to high mountain climbing, you could try more difficult full-day outings: the Petite Verte, the Arête des Cosmiques, the Aiguilles d’Entrèves, the Traversée des Crochues…

This activity is offered by the Mountain Guides’ Office in Megève.

Prestataires d'activités

3D NORDIC

Venez vivre une expérience unique et inoubliable avec nos chiens nordiques, été...

 06.11.66.35.04.

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Association pour personnes handicapées

Altitude Nature

Altitude Nature cherche à rendre la montagne accessible à tous : aux...

 06 61 86 90 63

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Prestataires d'activités

Bureau des Guides

Ideally located at the foot of Mont Blanc, The Bureau des Guides de...

 +33 (0)4 50 21 55 11

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Prestataires d'activités

Mont du Villard Nord

Dog sledging and cani rando. To allow you to take advantage completly...

 +33 (0)4 50 21 37 03

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54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France Open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 pm and from 14:00 to 17:30