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Finding your way in the Aravis mountains !

Hiking and climbing


Are you more of a hiker or a climber?
No need to choose, a course made to combine the two pleasures and/or to find your way!

The Aravis massif is a paradise for hikers, but also for climbers. In addition to a great diversity of hikes, where everyone can find his happiness, it is also endowed with superb limestone walls, ideal for a good start. Slender summits, wild valleys, beautiful walls, water drops, grooves... will delight walkers and climbers.

Wellness & spa
Full board catering
Supervision of guides
Evening events
Equipment for the activity
From 16 years old

Morning: welcome and lunch at the Auberge Nordique.
Afternoon: introduction hike near the Auberge, in the "Vallée du Bouchet".
Evening : presentation of the stay followed by a welcome drink.

Monday: morning "climbing school" and free afternoon.

Tuesday : from the Confins valley, " Pointe de Tardevant " (2500m), " Tête Pelouse " (2537m), " Trou de la mouche " (2453 m), superb summits in the heart of the Aravis, where the view is always so breathtaking !
6h to 7h walk, altitude difference + 1000 to 1200m depending on the route.

Morning : free morning. Market in the Grand-Bornand village.
Afternoon : Via ferrata of La Clusaz.

Thursday: day hike to the "Pointe Percée" or the "Arête des Bouquetins"
7h walk with a difference in altitude of +1050 / -1050m

Friday: from the Col des Annes, at the foot of the Pointe Percée, the "Pointe de Chombaz" (2468m), the "Charvet" (2538m), the "Pointe des Carmélites", or further east, the "Pointe des Arbennes". Wild summits that frame the highest summit of the Aravis, between a sea of lapiaz and green alpine pastures, on varied itineraries, often aerial, without being too committed!
6h to 7h walking, altitude difference + 800m to 1200m depending on the itinerary.

Saturday: free morning, end of the stay after lunch.

Important : The programme is given as an indication.
The Aravis region is full of trails, each one more beautiful than the next. To vary the pleasures, the guides are free to use their imagination and to propose other itineraries! Situations beyond our control may also lead us to modify the itineraries and activities of the day (weather, level of participants, group safety...).

Obligatory: it is the responsibility of the participants to be insured for the activity "Climbing and via ferrata".

Please note: morning departures on D2 and D5: this course is not suitable for people who are responsible for a P'tits Loups or Trappeurs child.


To get to the starting points of the hikes on D2 - D4 - D5, all trips must be made in the participants' own cars. Grouping and sharing of costs between participants.

Level of the participants: on site, our guides are the best judges. If a participant does not meet the specified level criteria, he/she may be offered a more suitable course! The Auberge Nordique cannot be held responsible for any lack of level observed during the stay.

In the mountains, temperature differences can be significant if the wind picks up or if there is a thunderstorm. It is better to bring warm and waterproof clothes even in summer.

The price includes :
o Full board accommodation from Sunday for lunch to Saturday after lunch. Coffee at lunch time and wine at the table included.
o Supervision by instructors and guides in the chosen activities, from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening according to the programmes.
o Access to the wellness area and fitness area from 18 years old.
o Entertainment on certain evenings.
o Shuttle service "Village - Auberge Nordique" during the summer season.
o Bed linen and towels.

The price does not include :
o The membership card to the association of 6€ (compulsory).
o Tourist tax of 0,80€ per night and per adult over 18 years old (rate 2024).
o Drinks and extras.
o Transport from your place of residence

More about ...

The Auberge Nordique

The Auberge Nordique, located in the Aravis mountains in the resort of Le Grand-Bornand, is a premium holiday village.
We offer all-inclusive holidays to suit all tastes and levels.

Full board, don't worry about anything, we organise your holiday!

Take advantage of professional quality supervision, tasty local cuisine, quality accommodation to enjoy sporting moments and moments of relaxation and well-being.
Friendliness, sharing and environmental and territorial commitments are our watchwords.

Discover the Auberge
Confort or Premium ?

Our rooms

Have you chosen an activity? Now choose your room to make the most of your full-board stay in the mountains! 

Our century-old chalet, typical of Le Grand-Bornand, has been completely renovated and we now offer top of the range rooms. Choose between Comfort and Premium roomq. 

Alone? You can also choose to share your room to reduce costs, just like in a real Auberge! 

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For hikes :
o Cap or hat.
o Pair of gloves.
o Trousers, shorts, t-shirts.
o Walking socks.
o Waterproof or windproof Goretex raincoat + fleece jacket or heavy jumper.
o Hiking shoes with treaded soles.
o Valid identity card or passport.
o Backpack (about 40 litres).
o A pair of mountain boots allowing the use of crampons.
o A pair of gaiters.
o A ski mask.
o A headlamp (optional).
o The Auberge Nordique does not put plastic bottles in the picnic baskets! Bring a water bottle or container for the hikes (1.5L minimum).
o Pocket knife, cup and reusable cutlery for picnics.
o A pair of very protective sunglasses (CE 3 or 4 index essential).
o Tube of sun cream and 1 lip stick, with a high sun protection factor.
o Pair of walking sticks (optional).
o Personal food supplies.

-> Provided by the guide : 1 helmet - 1 harness with a screw carabiner - 1 pair of climbing shoes - Via ferrata lanyard

For the week :
o A change of clothes.
o Indoor shoes or a pair of slippers.
o Swimsuit and extra towel to access the wellness area or to go to the village swimming pool (possibility to rent at L'Auberge Nordique).

Pharmacy :
o Your usual medicines.
o Painkillers, preferably paracetamol.
o Adhesive or elastic bandages (Elastoplast type, 6cm wide).
o Sets of adhesive bandages and disinfectant pads.
o Double skin (anti-ampulla plasters)

From 910 € /pers (room of 2)
Price infos
from 21 July 2024 to27 July 2024
998 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 28 July 2024 to 3 August 2024
998 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 4 August 2024 to10 August 2024
998 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 18 August 2024 to24 August 2024
998 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 25 August 2024 to31 August 2024
910 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights