The APASSION Blog: Hiking


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

A beautiful hike in the Vallee Verte

Always keen to explore the area so we can in-part our local knowledge to our guests, we ventured in the direction of Geneva to the beautiful Vallee Verte on the recommendation of one of our neighbours. The walk commences about … 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

Our first night in a refuge – Moëde Anterne

The walk to the Col d’Anterne had come highly recommended and for added excitement it involved an overnight stay at a refuge – a first for Vicky and I, so we weren’t too sure what to expect! For morale support, … 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

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

The Sound of Music and Heidi all in a days drive

With a couple of days between guests we took the opportunity to head south to Talloires on the shores of Lake Annecy.

Taking the longer, more scenic, route over the mountains we followed the D4 past the Chartreuse de Reposoir, a imposing old monastery with such a spectacular backdrop it could have featured in the Sound of Music!
Continue reading