Walking

 

When does a walk become a hike?  We're not really sure.  But either way, there are plenty of beautiful walks (and hikes) in the Giffre Valley.  Trails are well marked, with distances in kilometres, and time estimations to each destination on the map.  

Flick through the local walking guide books (there's a couple of copies in the chalet), and see which routes might take your fancy.  Choose from easy, level strolls around the lake, through the forest and alongside the river on the valley floor, or take a more challenging route up to one of the refuges high on the mountain.

We're working our way through the walks in the guide books, and writing about them over here on the blog if you want to see how we're getting on!
 

 

 

 

L'Etelley forest: a gentle walk along the valley floor.

Marcelly: This one is certainly more of a hike than a walk

Wildlife: A marmotte checks the mountain air is still fresh

Not-so-wild life: Cows here really do have bells

Not-so-wild life: Cows here really do have bells

Haute Pointe

Haute Pointe

Marcelly