A little bit of history
Its name means "elders" or "ancestors". The mountain range that stretches from Savoie to Haute-Savoie is said to bear this name in reference to the ancestors who look after the local population.
A unique mountain range!
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This emblematic pre-Alpine massif of the Haute-Savoie is a succession of needles and valleys, ridges and mountain pastures, and summits culminating at more than 2,500m in altitude. The Aravis offer you a breathtaking scenery! Outdoor sports enthusiasts and lovers of wide open spaces will find what they are looking for: sumptuous landscapes offering a real playground for nature lovers. And there's something for everyone!
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Can you keep ...
Our secret ?
Do you know how to pronounce Aravis?
Well, we say Aravi and not Aravis !
And we say Arvi to say hi !
Both in summer & winter
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In winter, enjoy the snowy landscapes. Ski touring, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing: book your full-board, all-inclusive holiday with the Auberge Nordique!
In summer, the richness of the local fauna and flora will enhance your hikes and excursions. A hiker's paradise, the Aravis guarantee endless possibilities and constant wonder.
Go on an adventure and reconnect with nature!
And the surrounding area ...
Located 30 minutes from Le Grand-Bornand, the town of Annecy attracts thousands of holidaymakers all year round. In summer and winter, between the lake and the mountains, Annecy is in constant motion.
A medieval town, wander through its narrow cobbled streets and discover the old prisons, the castle, and its canals, which make Annecy the Venice of the Alps.
The legendary Aiguille du Midi cable car or the Chamonix rack railway...
An hour from the Aravis, a visit to Chamonix is a must to discover this prestigious base camp and to have the opportunity to approach the highest peaks in Europe.
A true capital of the Alps and outdoor sports, Chamonix is full of surprises! International sporting events, a mecca for mountaineering, discover the pioneering tales and alpine stories that have changed our vision and practice of the mountains.