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Trek In the heart of the Aravis


This escapade "in the heart of the Aravis" winds its way through a landscape shaped by man and nature.

Traditional chalets dating back two hundred years, mountain pasture farms, green meadows and slender peaks are all part of the scenery of this unique hike in the Aravis massif.
Without mentioning the magnificent panoramas of the Mont Blanc massif and the wild side of the Pointe Percée tour.

Wellness & spa
Full board catering
Trek supervision
Accommodation : Trek
From 16 years old

You will enjoy :
> Crossing green mountain pastures to reach wild combes
> Tasting fabulous local products, reblochon, chevrotin, fritters....
> Meet the inhabitants and their traditions.
> Access to the relaxation area and an unusual night in a tepee (weather permitting).

D1 - Meeting at 11.30am at the Grand Bornand bus station car park at 930m, in hiking gear. After a packed lunch, climb through the forest and the lost mountain pastures of La Tannaz to reach Chinaillon and our accommodation.

Walking time: 3 to 4 hours (depending on the options available)
Distance covered: 6 km
Ascent : 450 m to 600m
Decrease in altitude : 50 m to 200m
Accommodation : in a gîte or hotel depending on the season

Day 2 - Loop hike, in the territory of the Bearded Vulture, from the Roc des Tours to the Lessy lake - Return to our accommodation Night in a hotel or gîte in Chinaillon.

Walking time : 5h30
Distance covered : 11 km
Ascent : 1000 m
Descent : 1000 m
Accommodation : in a gîte or hotel depending on the season

D3 - Climb up the Maroly valley and its green mountain pastures, passing the ANNES pass, the birthplace of Reblochon cheese, before reaching the mineral world of the Pointe Percée refuge. Night at the refuge.

Walking time : 6h
Distance covered: 13 km
Ascent : 750 m
Descent : 950 m
Accommodation : in a refuge

Day 4 - Early morning hike to the Col des Verts (optional), then descent into the valley and lunch at the Auberge Nordique. Afternoon relaxation and access to the wellness area (spa, sauna, hammam and salt grotto).
At the end of the afternoon, short transfer to the Duche valley, bivouac and overnight stay in a tepee or at the Auberge Nordique depending on availability.

Walking time: 3 to 5 hours
Distance covered: 5 km
Ascent : 350 m
Descent : 1350 m
Accommodation : under a tepee (or hostel, subject to availability)

D5 - We reach the col des ANNES, to venture out on the wild route around the Pointe Percée. After the long descent from the Col de la Forclaz we reach the Combe de Doran where the Doran refuge is nestled. Overnight stay at the refuge in a dormitory of 4 to 10 people.

Walking time: 3 to 5 hours
Distance covered : 5 km
Ascent : 350 m
Descent : 1350 m
Accommodation : in a refuge

D6 - Doran refuge, Combe sauvage des fours to reach the Grande Forcle passage - Return and overnight stay at the Auberge Nordique.

Walking time : 6h30
Distance covered : 11 km
Ascent : 1100 m
Descent - : 1400 m
Accommodation : in a hotel **.

D7 - Departure after breakfast, or relax at the Auberge Nordique to enjoy the quietness of the place!

Important : The programme is given as an indication. Situations beyond our control may also lead us to modify the itineraries and activities of the day (weather, level of participants, safety ...).

The programmes have been drawn up according to the latest information available at the time of writing: imponderables are always possible and situations beyond our control may change the course of the programme. On site, our guides are the best judges. The itinerary may be modified by the mountain leader according to weather conditions, snow conditions and the level of the participants or for reasons of accommodation availability.
The timetable is given as an indication only and does not include stops.


For good walkers, in good physical condition, used to walking several days in a row. 3 to 7 hours walking per day with a 6-8 kg backpack on mountain trails. Temperatures may be cool if the weather is overcast.
Do not hesitate to consult us if you have any doubt about the level required.

Personal items for the day and lunch. Bag of about 8 kg. Ideally 10% of your weight.


For this hike, from 5 to 10 participants. The supervision is provided by a mountain guide with a state mountaineering diploma. You will evolve under his responsibility and he can modify the organization, according to the weather or technical constraints.
You can contact us for any technical information: 04 50 02 31 12.

In gîtes, refuges, comfortable hotels with an unusual night in a tepee. Hot meals and packed lunches are prepared by the gites, hotels or by the Auberge Nordique.

We cannot replace the civil responsibility of each person. To take part in our trips, it is compulsory to have civil liability insurance and to be covered for assistance, search and rescue, repatriation and mountain accidents.

Participants must carry their valid identity card and their social security card.

The price includes :
o Supervision by a professional.
o Half-board in gîtes, refuges or hotels (rooms or mini-dormitories) with one night in a tepee.
o Picnic meals for lunch and food for the day.

The price does not include :
o Transport to the start of the hike
o Drinks or personal expenses.
o The membership card to the Auberge Nordique (6€).
o Cancellation, Assistance and Repatriation insurance (check with your insurance company if you are covered).
o Everything that is not in « the price includes »

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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o Backpack (about 25 to 30 litres).
o Trekking poles (if needed).
o Mini flashlight or headlamp or telephone lamp.
o Water bottle or plastic bottle of sparkling water, folding knife.
o Hiking shoes with a treaded sole and in good condition.
o Silk or very thin sheet for the refuge (blankets or duvets provided)
o Transparent plastic bags to protect the clothes in the bag
o 1 small travel bag with a change of clothes

o Hat or headband or bluff, cap.
o 2 breathable T-shirts and 1 breathable undershirt.
o 1 softshell jacket or jumper, fleece ... warm.
o 1 protective gore-tex jacket for rain and wind.
o 1 pair of breathable, stretchy hiking trousers and 1 pair of shorts.
o 1 long or ¾ length thermal underwear (odlo, patagonia...) for the night or under the walking trousers if it is cold or for a change when arriving at the gite if necessary.
o 2 pairs of hiking socks.

o Small toiletries and toilet bowls
o Small medicines, arnica, doliprane... elastoplast, blister bandages.
o Sunglasses (index 4), sun cream.
o Identity and insurance papers, telephone numbers, money ... in a mini waterproof pouch.

Save room for the lunches that will be provided each day.

Access to telephone networks is uncertain in the mountains. A phone battery can last a week if you only turn it on occasionally.

o Minimum age: 16 years. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
o Medical certificate of fitness for touring to be submitted before departure.

Cancellation of the hike is possible at the latest 15 days before the departure in case of a too low participation, an alternative solution will be proposed.

From 799 € /pers (room of 2)
Price infos
from 8 July 2024 to14 July 2024
799 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 2 September 2024 to 8 September 2024
799 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights
from 9 September 2024 to15 September 2024
799 € /pers (room of 2)
7 days, 6 nights