In Megève, hiking is a real tradition that combines solid assets: an unobstructed view of Mont-Blanc, unforgettable memories, breathtaking landscapes and sometimes even unexpected encounters with wild animals. So with family or friends, take the many marked routes and trails that Megève offers in winter and enjoy the pleasures of hiking.

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Hiking route 8 fountains, 2 torrents

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From Rochebrune to Pré Rosset via the Chalet Forestier

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Hiking route: Vauvray/Ormaret

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The Road to Calvary

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Hiking route: au Jaillet – Villard/Villaret

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Hiking route around the Village

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From Rochebrune to Pré Rosset

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Mont d'Arbois, Pettoreaux Loop

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Hiking routes From the upper Jaillet to the village

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Hike closer to nature

Much appreciated by holidaymakers looking for peace and wide open spaces, hiking is the flagship activity of holidays in the mountains. Crossing immaculate landscapes, leaving your mark in the snow, listening to the crunch of snow under your feet, feeling your cheeks blush from the cold, admiring animal footprints... In Megève, hiking routes immerse you in a storybook atmosphere. fairies.

A true land of hiking, Megève lists in winter many marked hiking trails and itineraries which, from the cobbled streets of the village to the top of the mountains, allow you to explore the natural riches of Megève. From frozen lakes to immaculate mountain pastures, from snowy forests to sunny plateaus, the marked routes offer rich and varied landscapes where Canada seems to have invited itself.

Easily accessible, fully secure, inexpensive and requiring no particular physical conditions or too specific equipment, hiking is the ideal activity for creating unforgettable memories in the mountains. From family walks to sporty hikes with friends, the possibilities are endless. Slope, altitude, distance, difficulty: the choice is yours! With its wide variety of pedestrian routes which, for the most part, are accessible from the center of the village or the ski lifts, Megève promises great adventures in the heart of its nature.

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Be well equipped to enjoy in complete serenity

For a safe practice, here are some rules and tips to consider:

  • Wear warm, waterproof and breathable clothing, a good pair of gloves, a hat and protective sunglasses 4
  • Opt for shoes suitable for winter conditions, i.e. high uppers, waterproof and warm (wearing a gaiter is a plus to keep you dry)
  • Bring telescopic poles, especially if you are hiking in deep snow
  • A backpack containing water, food, the map of the marked routes, a pocket pharmacy, a mobile phone charged with the emergency number 112, a headlamp and spare things is recommended
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Get well informed to hike safely

  • Good preparation and organization are necessary for your hike to take place in complete safety.
  • Choose a route that corresponds to your abilities: do not overestimate yourself, especially since in winter the speed of travel is reduced
  • As the days are shorter in winter, allow enough time for your hike (from 16 p.m. the light drops and at 17 p.m. night has fallen)
  • Avoid going up the ski slopes on foot as much as possible: favor marked routes and trails
  • Drink, eat and rest regularly (caution: water can freeze in water bottles or classic bottles)
  • Do not blindly follow in the footsteps of others
  • Before leaving, find out about the avalanche risks with the snow report and the weather forecast

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