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/descent (from 17 years): 7.00€. Child ascent (6-16 years inclusive): 5€. Free for children under 6. Adult day ticket, 15€ / Child, 12.50€.


Opening period: from Monday 8 July to Thursday 29 August 2024 inclusive. Reopening 21 December 2024.


Open:  from Sunday to Thursday, 9.45 to 12.20 and 13.00 to 16.20.


For more information: prazsurarly.labellemontagne.com

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


Following on from the success of the Smugglers’ Trail, the commune of Praz-sur-Arly opened a new fun hike in July 2023, this time on the south-facing slope, in the direction of the Plan de l’Aar refuge. The programme includes a treasure hunt with a new comic strip, set during the French Revolution.

Discover the new trail

The Hiking Stars and Tetra Hikes

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.


New: The Tetras Hikes: 3 itineraries for families who wish to discover other hikes that are a little more difficult. A diploma is awarded and a medal, in the form of a Tetras Lyre, is given to the children according to the level of the hike.

+ Bonne Fontaine = Vermeil

+ Plan de l’Are = Platinum

+ Mont de Vores = Diamond

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: 8.50€.


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.


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 = 35€

Rate for less than 10 years = 20€

This activity is offered by 3D Nordic (who propose a visit to their kennels) and the Mont du Villard.



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.

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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