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The gateway to the mountaineering!

Hiking and mountaineering


An easy and serene discovery of climbing and mountaineering.

Do you want to go higher? To discover the world of climbing with its rocky walls and wide open spaces? This course is for you!
Climbing school, via ferrata, limestone routes and glacier trekking to touch the world of the high mountains!

This stay is open to anyone wishing to practice or discover the world of mountaineering.

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 "Dans la vallée du Bouchet".
Evening : Presentation of the stay followed by a welcome drink.

Monday : morning " Climbing school " and free afternoon.

Tuesday: morning Via ferrata in La Clusaz and free afternoon.

Wednesday : climbing routes of several lengths on the cliff of " La Colombière " during the day.

Thursday: climbing at "La Pointe Percée" or "Arête des Bouquetins".
7h walk, difference in altitude + 1050 / - 1050m

Friday : glacier hike at the " Col d'Entrèves ", in the Mont Blanc massif.
5h walk, altitude difference + 500 / - 500m

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...).

Compulsory: it is the responsibility of the participants to be insured for the "high mountain" activity.

Please note that there are early departures on some days: 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, all the trips will have to be made with the participants' cars. Grouping and sharing of costs between participants.

Level of participants: our guides are the best judges of the level of participants. If a participant does not meet the specified level criteria, he or 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 lunchtime 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 2023).
o Drinks and extras.
o Transport from your place of residence

Additional costs to be expected for this stay :
o Transport costs + Mont Blanc tunnel + ski lift + guide's ski lift (approx. 60 €)
o Crampon rental: about 10€/day.
o Mountaineering boots rental: about 12€/day.

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.

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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 mountaineering trips :
o Mountain trousers + tights or overpants
o A T-shirt (+ a spare) + an undershirt
o A pair of mountain socks
o A fleece or jumper
o A mini down jacket or a second fleece
o A Goretex windbreaker with hood
o A hat or headband
o A fleece choker
o A cap or a bob
o A very good pair of gloves

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 ice axe - 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 1 149 € /pers (room of 2)
Price infos
from 9 July 2023 to15 July 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 16 July 2023 to22 July 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 23 July 2023 to29 July 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
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from 30 July 2023 to 5 August 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
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from 6 August 2023 to12 August 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
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from 13 August 2023 to19 August 2023
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from 20 August 2023 to26 August 2023
1 225 € /pers (room of 2)
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from 27 August 2023 to 2 September 2023
1 149 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights