Walking in the Haute Savoie: North: 30 day walks - Saleve, Vallee Verte, Abondance, Bellevaux, Morzine (3rd Revised edition)

Walking in the Haute Savoie: North: 30 day walks - Saleve, Vallee Verte, Abondance, Bellevaux, Morzine (3rd Revised edition)

By: Janette Norton (author), Alan Norton (contributor), Pamela Harris (contributor)Paperback

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A guidebook of half and full-day walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 13km, based around Evian-les-Bains, Morzine, Abondance, Chatel, St-Julien-en-Genevois, Bellevaux, Boege and Habere-Poche. 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 guide is divided into 6 areas covering the Saleve and Vuache, the Vallee Verte, the Vallee du Brevon, Pre-Alpes du Leman and Val d'Abondance. 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 and instructions for accessing the start). The guidebook includes 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 highlights including Cornettes de Bise, Mont de Grange, Dent d'Oche and Pic Bore, 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: South, is also available (ISBN: 9781852848118)

About Author

Janette Norton lived in France, near Geneva, for over 30 years with her physicist husband, Alan, raising four children and working in marketing. 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.

Contents

Map key Location of walks Preface 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 Saleve and Vuache 1 Gorges du Saleve 2 Balcon du Saleve 3 Grand Piton 4 Pointe du Plan 5 Boucle de l'Iselet 6 Le Vuache Vallee Verte 7 Signal des Voirons 8 Mont de Vouan 9 Pointe de Miribel 10 Montagne d'Hirmentaz 11 Mont Forchat Vallee du Brevon 12 Mont d'Hermone 13 Rocher de Nifflon 14 Pointe de la Gay 15 Pointe de la Chalune 16 Haute Pointe 17 Pointe d'Uble Pre-Alpes du Leman 18 Pic des Memises 19 Pic Bore 20 Dent d'Oche Val d'Abondance 21 Cornettes de Bise 22 Lac d'Arvouin 23 Autour du Mont Chauffe 24 Roc de Taveneuse 25 Mont de Grange 26 Pointe des Mattes 27 Le Morclan Val de Morzine 28 Col de Chesery 29 Pointe de Ressachaux 30 Col de Cou Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Useful information Appendix C Glossary of useful French words

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852848101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781852848101
  • weight: 290
  • ISBN10: 1852848103
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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