Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne

Summer routes for a multi-activity holiday in the French Alps

By Andy Hodges

This guide offers a selection of day walks, mountaineering routes, via ferratas, rock climbs, mountain biking, road cycling and treks for a multi-activity holiday in the Haute Maurienne, in the French Alps. Easily accessible, with the Vanoise National Park to the north, and the Écrins to the south. Idea for multi activity holidays.

Seasons

passes open in late May with the season lasting through to early October

Centres

Termignon and Val Cenis

Difficulty

Routes range from short walks and cycle rides for the whole family to sustained or challenging mountain routes up to PD to reach the highest summits

Must See

rocky summits towering over small Alpine villages and the highest cols guarding the valley's approaches; follow in the (possible) footsteps of Hannibal; reach the summit of Dent Parrachée; two-wheeled and roped adventures add adrenalin sport opportunities for a 'mix and match' visit!
ISBN
9781852846213
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Published
10 Jun 2011
Edition
First
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3cm
Weight
250g
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Hodges Andy

Andy Hodges

Andy was born and bred in Northern England; with the Lake District and Snowdonia nearby. It wasn't long before he was exploring the summits and crags with skills learned from his time in the Scouts. Since discovering the joys of the Alps with a Cicerone guidebook in 1999, Andy and his wife Sue have explored much of the Western Alps, walking, running, cycling, ski touring or snowshoeing. Andy has been a volunteer member of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Tavistock for 25 years, and has recently completed the in-depth training and assessments to become a qualified International Mountain Leader. He enjoys working with young people in the outdoors and has trained teams for the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor as well as founding Junior Ten Tors in 1994.

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