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Cicerone Guides: Walking in the Haute Savoie: South: 30 Day Walks - Annecy, Vallée de l'Arve, Samöens and the Chaîne des Aravis

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone International Walking Guides

By: Janette Norton(Author), Alan Norton(Author), Pamela Harris(Author)

272 pages, 110 colour photos, 32 colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jun 2017 | Edition: 3 | #241037 | ISBN-13: 9781852848118
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About this book

A guidebook of walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 20 km, based around Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights.

The guidebook is divided into 6 areas covering the Arve Valley, the Haut Giffre valley, the Chaîne des Aravis (north and south), Plateau de la Borne and Lake Annecy. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out (distance, time to walk, ascent, maximum altitude, grade and instructions for accessing the start). There is advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words.

Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With stunning views of high mountains as well as lower peaks to enjoy, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area.

A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: North, is also available.


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Contents

Introduction
      A short history of the Haute Savoie
      Wildlife
      Plants and flowers
      Getting there
      When to go
      Accommodation
      Savoyard food and drink
      What to take
      Waymarking
      Maps
      Safety
      Using this guide

Vallée de l’Arve
      Walk 1 Le Môle
      Walk 2 Pointe de Marcelly
      Walk 3 Tour de Chevran
      Walk 4 Plateau d’Assy
      Walk 5 Refuge de Moëde-Anterne
Vallée du Haut Giffre
      Walk 6 Lac d’Anterne et le Dérochoir
      Walk 7 Lac de Gers
      Walk 8 Lac de la Vogealle
      Walk 9 Tête de Bostan
      Walk 10 Chalets de Criou
Chaîne des Aravis: Nord
      Walk 11 Lac Bénit
      Walk 12 Boucle des Confins
      Walk 13 Trou de la Mouche
      Walk 14 Circuit des Annes
      Walk 15 Arête des Saix
      Walk 16 Boucle du Lac de Lessy
      Walk 17 Boucle de St-Jean-de-Sixt
Chaîne des Aravis: Sud
      Walk 18 Pointe d’Orsière
      Walk 19 Tour de La Tulle
      Walk 20 Tour du Sulens
      Walk 21 Tour de l’Aiguille de la Tournette
      Walk 22 Boucle des Tervelles
Plateau de la Borne
      Walk 23 Roche Parnal
      Walk 24 Montagne de Sous-Dîne
      Walk 25 Plateau des Glières
      Walk 26 Le Parmelan
Lac d’Annecy
      Walk 27 La Tournette
      Walk 28 Cascades d’Angon
      Walk 29 Crête du Taillefer
      Walk 30 Montagne d’Entrevernes

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful information
Appendix C Glossary of useful French words


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Biography

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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