The APASSION Blog: July 2011

Rafting the Giffre from Sixt to Samoëns

One benefit of the recent unseasonably heavy rainfall is that the River Giffre has been running higher than normal making it an ideal time to try out white-water rafting.

We teamed up with Jeremy and Nat from FROGS rafting and after some fun and games trying to squeeze ourselves into our wetsuits
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Parapenting over Samoëns with Airone

Buying a present for fathers is always a struggle but this year I decided to treat him to a tandem parapente flight whilst the family were staying with us in Samoëns for the week. I booked up with Michel and Erwan at Airone and ended up booking myself and my brother in for an introductory flight as well! Continue reading

The medieval village of Yvoire

Just over an hour from Samoëns situated on the shores of Lake Leman (Geneva) lies the picturesque medieval village of Yvoire. The village is completely enclosed between the ancient stone walls and the lake frontage where there is a beautiful … Continue reading

Lac de Gers and Lovely Cakes!

As part of continuing to explore the Samoëns area we took a 2 hour walk from Lededian up to the Lac de Gers (1544m), one of the many alpine lakes in the Grand Massif region.

The track winds up through the forest to Roux and the Chalets de Porte
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The top of Samoëns – Tête des Saix

With the Samoëns lifts now open for the Summer we took the Grand Massif Express gondula and then the Chariande Express chairlift up to Tête des Saix which at over 2100m is the top of Samoëns . Whilst it was a slighty odd experience Continue reading