As winter loosens its grip, Praz-Sur-Arly emerges from its chilly slumber, offering a fresh perspective for outdoor enthusiasts. In this post, we’ll guide you through a curated selection of trails that capture the essence of the season.
From leisurely strolls along flower-lined paths to more challenging routes revealing panoramic mountain vistas, these hikes showcase the natural beauty that blossoms around this idyllic alpine location during the spring months. Plus, the region is home to some great gentle hikes which are ideal for families of novice hikers. So lace up your hiking boots and join us as we navigate through the rejuvenating landscapes of Praz-Sur-Arly!
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The top spring hikes around Praz-Sur-Arly
1. Lac des Evettes loop from Praz-sur-Arly
Duration: 2h 55m
Elevation gain: 381m
Embark on an intermediate hiking adventure tailored for individuals with good fitness levels, as the easily accessible paths cater to a diverse range of skill levels.
The starting point of the tour is conveniently reachable via public transport, ensuring a seamless beginning to the excursion. The highlight of this scenic journey is the stunning Lac des Evettes, enhancing the overall experience with its picturesque beauty.
Spanning a duration of 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of 9.2 kilometres, and boasting an elevation gain of 381 metres, this hiking tour promises a fulfilling and invigorating exploration of nature’s wonders.
2. Refuge du Plan de l’Aar – Tête de Torraz (Panorama) loop from Praz-sur-Arly
Duration: 5h 26m
Elevation gain: 883m
Discover this expert-level hiking tour designed for individuals with a high level of fitness. Despite the challenging nature of the trek, the tour features easily accessible paths, making it suitable for hikers of all skill levels. The starting point is conveniently accessible via public transport, ensuring a hassle-free start to the journey.
The pièce de résistance of this challenging hike is the breathtaking Refuge du Plan de l’Aar, serving as a focal point for the expedition. With a duration of 5 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of 15.5 kilometres, this expert hiking tour offers not only a physical challenge but also a chance to immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the mountains.
3. Hiking loop from Praz-sur-Arly
Duration: 2h 8m
Elevation gain: 274m
This hiking experience demands a good level of fitness, making it an ideal choice for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. The tour spans 2 hours and 8 minutes, ensuring a satisfying exploration of the picturesque landscape.
Covering a distance of 6.8 kilometres, you’ll find a perfect balance between distance and accessibility. The paths are carefully chosen to provide ease of navigation, making it suitable for hikers of all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a beginner looking to elevate your hiking prowess, this tour promises an enriching experience amid nature’s beauty.
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4. Le Ban Rouge loop from Praz-sur-Arly
Duration: 3h 24m
Elevation gain: 510m
This tour beckons to outdoor enthusiasts seeking a moderate challenge. Spanning a duration of 3 hours and 24 minutes, it’s tailored for those with a good level of fitness, promising an enriching journey through diverse landscapes. The paths, while mostly accessible, demand a certain level of sure-footedness, adding an element of adventure to the experience.
Covering a distance that unfolds over 510 metres of elevation gain, this hike strikes a balance between exertion and accessibility. Participants can anticipate encountering varying terrains that provide a sense of accomplishment as they navigate through the scenic route. The elevation gain adds an exciting dimension to the journey, ensuring hikers are rewarded with panoramic views as they ascend, creating memorable moments amidst nature’s wonders.
5. Refuge du Plan de l’Aar loop from Praz-sur-Arly
Embark on this expert hiking tour, tailored for those with very good fitness seeking a challenging yet rewarding adventure. With a duration of 6 hours and 6 minutes, this hike covers just short of 17km of easily accessible paths. The hike is accessible by public transport too, for those without a car.
The trek unfolds with breathtaking views over Mont Blanc, the highlight of this six-hour expedition. As hikers navigate through the landscapes, they’ll ascend 1021m, adding an extra layer of challenge and awe to the experience. While the tour demands a high level of fitness, the accessibility of the paths allows individuals to immerse themselves in the stunning scenery, creating a well-rounded and memorable hiking adventure.
Especially captivating in the spring, the hike not only challenges participants physically but also offers a visual feast of alpine nature. Whether you’re an experienced trekker or someone looking to push their limits, you’re guaranteed an extraordinary day immersed in nature, with the iconic views of Mont Blanc serving as a testament to the splendours of the great outdoors.