Pedestrian tour of the Portes du Soleil
Hiking at the Portes du Soleil
Want to go walking?
From the shores of Lake Geneva to the famous peaks of the Dents du Midi range, the Chablais region is brimming with walking routes and hiking adventures (GR5).
Family holidays in the mountains are an opportunity to recharge your batteries, enjoy splendid scenery and breathe the pure air. It's also a wonderful place to exercise while enjoying the magnificent surroundings.
Walking and trekking with your family or as a high-performance sport is an excellent way to explore the Portes du Soleil, its many summits and gorgeous countryside in the Haute-Savoie, or by Lake Geneva, in the heart of the Alps. The area has 800 km of marked routes and 26 mountain lifts to make it easy to climb the peaks.
To skip long climbs and to make some peaks more accessible, the Portes du Soleil have also developed the Multi Pass offer; it's a card that gives unlimited access to more than 60 activities, including the mountain lifts for walkers...
On a walk in the mountains, you can try the Portes du Soleil tour, or plan a family stroll around one of the lakes, or perhaps even climb one of the peaks!
By now you'll probably have understood that the Chablais (Northern Alps) are wonderfully positioned for all kinds of walking; from simple family walks in the mountains, to all-day hikes - there's something for everyone. It's worth remembering that reaching some summits in the Chablais can be a steep affair and may require using your hands!
To make things easier, the Portes du Soleil have created a walkers' map on sale in all tourist offices in the area: Abondance, Avoriaz 1800, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d'Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d'Aulps, Torgon et Val-d'Illiez Les Crosets Champoussin.
TREKKING HAUTE SAVOIE TREKKING HAUTE SAVOIE : PREPARING YOUR HIKE IN THE ALPS
The Portes du Soleil area is waiting for you for your next trekking in Haute Savoie! Composed of 12 linked alpine resorts, straddling France and Switzerland, it is the ideal setting for hiking holidays in the heart of the Alps. The pedestrian area has 800 km of marked trails and 24 ski lifts open in summer to facilitate the ascent of the summits.
Thanks to the maps you will find on our website, prepare your itinerant hike or your trek in Haute Savoie, organize your bivouacs and overnight stays in refuges... Whatever your technical level and physical condition, you will find an itinerary adapted for a practice in the best conditions of pleasure and safety. An idea for a hike in the Alps: dare the pedestrian tour of the Portes du Soleil, we propose a 7-day itinerary going from lakes to summits, from fir forests to alpine pastures... Discover the Morclan, the Arvoin lake, the Graydon alpine pastures, the foot of the Roc d'Enfer or the sumptuous Nyon waterfall.
TREKKING AND HIKING AT THE PORTES DU SOLEIL
Trekking lovers in Haute Savoie, discover other ways to hike during your mountain vacation ! Les Portes du Soleil is the leading mountain biking area in Europe, with 600 km of marked trails and 21 adapted lifts. If you want to try the pleasures of mountain biking, you will find all the necessary equipment on site as well as competent professionals to give you valuable advice.
On foot, on horseback, on mountain bikes and even on electric bikes... All types of hiking are represented in the Portes du Soleil. And if you want to combine your trek in Haute Savoie with other activities, nothing could be easier with the Multi Pass. This card gives you unlimited access, for the duration of your stay in the mountains in summer, to a large number of sports and leisure activities. Vary the pleasures!