The Val d’Arly Smugglers’ Trail – CANCELLED

This is a lovely way for tourists and people of Praz, seasonal workers and inhabitants of the Pays du Mont Blanc region to meet up for a fun day’s outing! Check out the photos of the 2022 edition: ©Hervé Leibolt:


21st SMUGGLERS’ TRAIL, SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2023 (Cancelled)

Go off and discover the magnificent summits around Praz-sur-Arly, either on snowshoes or sealskin skis, with the Praz Montagne Club. An unusual hike following in the footsteps of the smugglers and customs officers of yesteryear. It’s a really fun walk!



LITTLE SMUGGLERS’ CIRCUIT:  Very easy – About an hour-and-a-half walk with 300 metres of negative altitude difference. For occasional walkers and children.

> THE MONT DE VORES CIRCUIT:  For regular hikers. About 3 hours’ walk of 6 km (200m of positive and 500m of negative altitude difference).

> THE GRAND VERY CIRCUIT:   For experienced hikers.  4 hours’ walk of 8 km (300m of positive altitude difference).


N.B. :  After the picnic you will still have to walk 200m of positive altitude difference (3/4 of an hour) to get back to the chairlift.



(including chairlifts, snacks and picnic at the arrival)

18€ per adult (over 12 years) – Inscription online

9€ for under 12 years – Inscription online

Groups (20 pers) : 15€ (+12 years) and 6€ (-12 years) – paper inscriptions only

Inscriptions on the spot: 20€ and 10€


Gathering point on the Varins parking lot from 8.45!

   Departure of the hikers by the Crêt du Midi chairlift at 9.15



54 Route du Val d'Arly, 74120 Praz-sur-Arly, Haute-Savoie, France
Open every day from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm