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Walking in the Haute Savoie: South

30 day walks - Annecy, Vallée de l'Arve, Samoëns and the Chaîne des Aravis

By Janette Norton, Alan Norton, Pamela Harris

Second volume of a 2-part guide to walking in the Haute Savoie in the French Alps. This guidebook describes 30 half to full-day routes in the area between Chamonix and Annecy. Walks are located near Samoëns, Sixt, La Clusaz, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron and Lake Annecy. Includes Chaîne des Aravis, Plateau de la Borne and Haut Giffre.

Seasons

Spring and summer, when the snow has melted and the slopes are bright with alpine flowers. Autumn, when the leaves are changing, and even winter for some of the lower walks

Centres

Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron

Difficulty

A variety of routes of differing length and height gain, suitable for most abilities, graded from easy to difficult. None require special equipment or expertise, but those graded difficult have some exposed sections, often protected by cables, and need a head for heights

Must See

Major peaks: Tournette, Tête de Boston, Parmelan, Môle Lakes: Annecy, Anterne, Vogealle, Gers, Lessy, Bénit, and numerous small mountain lakes Historical attractions: in the footsteps of English alpinist Alfred Wills, French Resistance monuments, monasteries, mountain chapels and shrines Geological features: dramatic waterfalls and limestone pavements Nature reserves, alpine gardens, bird migratory routes
ISBN
9781852848118
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Published
Published
9 Jun 2017
Edition
Third
Pages
272
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.55cm
Weight
300g
Overview

A guidebook to 30 walks in southern Haute Savoie. Exploring the dramatic scenery of the French Alps between Chamonix and Annecy, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Routes range from 7 to 20km (4–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 3–8 hours. Walks have been graded from easy to difficult allowing you to choose routes suitable for your ability.

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each route
  • GPX files available to download
  • Detailed information on planning, accommodation and transport 
  • Part of a 2-volume set, an accompanying Cicerone guidebook Walking in the Haute Savoie: North is also available

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Janette Norton Cicerone author NORTON

Janette Norton

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France.

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Alan Norton

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in the marketing field. Her love of mountain walking dated from the time she was a guide in her twenties, and the proximity of the Alps and Jura to her home inspired her to continue her passion. After her children grew up, she branched out to explore other areas of France.

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Pamela Harris

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