Top Adventures in Les Houches

  • Explore the Le Brévent Summit Alpine Area

    Begin this hike by either making the 3.5 hour hike from the town of Chamonix to the top of Le Brévent (roughly 4,900 ft gain), or take the Brévent cable car to the top.(31€ roundtrip). Once at the summit take a moment to enjoy the 360° view, the f...

  • Road Bike from Chamonix to Col des Montets

    This classic cycling destination out of Chamonix Valley is perfect for reasonably fit people looking to summit a mountain pass on wheels. Col des Montets (1,462 m) is on County Road D1506 that connects France to Switzerland, and it was even includ...

    16.2 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Climb the Aiguille du Midi-Plan Traverse

    The Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is the #1 tourist destination in the world’s capital for extreme sports, Chamonix. For regular tourists, a trip to the top of the 3842 m-high cable car museum provides plenty of excitement for one day. But for advent...

    2.5 miles 1148.3 ft gain

  • Climb the Aiguilles Crochues Traverse

    The valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is most well known for the mountain it’s named after, Western Europe’s highest peak. Yet just right across the valley on its north side lies a dramatic and beautiful range that cuts the horizon with tall rock spir...

    5 miles 1476.4 ft gain

  • Hike to Le Lac Blanc

    This adventure begins at the Flégère gondola in Les Praz (a village in the NorthEast section of Chamonix), which is easy to get to with the free Chamonix bus. Take the Flégère gondola to La Flégère, situated at 1894 meters (6,213 feet). The ride u...

    5 miles 1657 ft gain

  • Climb Via Corda Alpina

    Whether you choose to move together or pitch the route, this is incredibly fun and a spectacular journey. It is normally quiet as most climbers who come to Chamonix are focused on slightly more hardcore objectives.From the parking area, cross the ...

  • Mountain Bike Chamonix's 'Le Tour' Trails

    Getting There From Chamonix, it is very easy to get to Le Tour. You can either drive up the valley, bike up the valley or take a cheap shuttle that runs every 15 minutes up and down from Chamonix to Le Tour, and everywhere in between. I took a shu...

  • Snowshoe the Cormet de Roselend

    The Roselend mountain pass is known in the cycling world for being part of the Tour de France, but in the winter it is essentially deserted. There are a few old buildings, a small electrical station and you'll perhaps see some locals out for a ski...

    18.6 miles 2986 ft gain

  • Hike to La Bâtiaz Castle in Martigny

    Starting in the Martigny town center, the trailhead is easy to find. Follow Rue de la Bâtiaz across La Dranse Rive and after about two blocks you will see signs to Chemin du Château, the "path to the castle."A relatively easy hike, switchbacks win...

    3.6 miles 675 ft gain

  • Hike to Lac La Plagne in the French Alps

    This beautiful hike features ribbon and horse tail waterfalls backdropped behind wildflowers and grazing dairy cows along the creek descending the mountain. Though there are some steep sections to the hike, this day outing is accessible by all le...

    7.5 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Hike and Camp La Tournette

    It is at the place called Chalet de l'Aulp (1424 m) that we began this walk. This is after the tarmac road terminus. A small remark: the stony road but carrossable continues to the chalet where you can park your car. But you can also start it from...

    3.9 miles 2854.3 ft gain

  • Ski Touring Punta Galisia from the Rifugio Benevolo

    Park your car as far up the road in the Rhemes Notre Dame valley as the snow will allow. The road turns to trail at Thumel (1,879m) where there is a car park but be prepared to park alongside the road further down the valley at Pelaud (1,811m) or ...

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