The APASSION Blog: Days Out


Pointe de Miribel in the Vallée Verte

The Pointe de Miribel (Alt 1581m) in the Vallée Verte is perfect for those looking for a short walk to the top of a mountain Peak as you can park about a 10 minute walk from the summit!  The Pointe offers spectacular panoramic … Continue reading

Walk to the top of Le Môle

With beautiful colours and warm, blue sky days, autumn is a fantastic time to explore the Alps.  There are so many mountain peaks to explore and at this time of year you can pretty much have the path to yourself! … Continue reading

An Unforgettable day-trip to the Aosta Valley

Fancy something a little Italian on a day trip out from Samoëns?  In just over an hour you can be sitting in the picturesque piazza in Courmayeur sipping an espresso with the majestic Monte Bianco as your backdrop.  Continue your … Continue reading

A ride on the Tramway du Mont-Blanc!

Wow!  What an incredible train ride that has to rate amongst the best in the world!  Having been on the Rocky Mountaineer through the Rockies in Canada we all agreed that this has to surpass even that!   The views were … Continue reading

Guided Cycling – Days Out

Inspired by the stunning scenery and the classic mountain climbs including the Col de Joux Plane and the Col de la Colombière on the doorstep of Samoëns, we recently launched guided cycling breaks in conjunction with our hugely experienced cycle guide, … Continue reading

Summer walking – Samoëns and Beyond

With the arrival of summer we’ve been out exploring the area, improving our knowledge of the local hiking trails in order that we can provide our guests with first-hand knowledge of walk times, track conditions and the best places to see wild flowers and also the local wildlife! Continue reading

Fête du Lac Annecy – A Pyrotechnic Wonder

If you’ve never attended the Annecy ‘Fête du Lac’ then you are most definitely missing out on an incredible spectacle of fireworks and lasers. The annual event, described as the biggest firework display in Europe, attracts thousands of visitors to … Continue reading

A Perfect Autumn Day in Samoëns

With crystal clear skies and the autumnal colours of the trees we picked the perfect day for the walk up to the Refuge des Fonts. From the parking at at the village of Les Fardeley, just a few minutes drive from Samoëns, the walk-up took just over an hour Continue reading