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La Boucle des Clarines

La Boucle des Clarines
La Boucle des Clarines

Description

Magnificent views over Mont Blanc. Suitable for all ages, this walk is possible with a pushchair, as long as you have one with off-road wheels.

DURATION: 2 hours
ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 190m ascent, 190m descent
DISTANCE: 5.7km
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: 1/3 (suitable for children, families and pushchairs)
DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL POINT: Top of the Mont-Chéry gondola lift

Technical informations

This circuit was updated on: 04/03/2024
5.7 km
2 h
min. 99999 m
190 m
190 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

74260 Les Gets
Lat : 46.165432Lng : 6.658187

Points of interest

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Les Chevrelles

The Chevrelles restaurant is located on Mont Caly, at an altitude of 1490m, a few kilometers above Les Gets. The view over the region and the Mont Blanc massif is spectacular.It's in an authentic decor, an old farmhouse transformed and tastefully decorated, that you can taste traditional dishes: tartiflette, reblochonnade, raclette, fondue, Savoyard plate, soup, blueberry tart ... The restaurant has a small covered terrace, a large lawn with tables in summer, as well as 3 small welcoming rooms to receive its clientele of hikers, skiers, tourists. It is strongly recommended to reserve a table if you are more than 2. Accessible by road in summer, it is possible to park in winter 15 minutes on foot, below (Parking des Places). 1h15 walk from the top of Mont-Chéry or 45 minutes from the Mont Chéry cable car.

2999 rte de Mont Caly 74260 Les Gets
- Office du Tourisme des Gets -
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Le Belvédère

An exceptional panorama: Mont-Blanc In summer, every Saturday: Party Grill & accordion. Every Sunday: Concert at 1 p.m. We also organize professional and private events (birthdays, weddings, baptisms ...).Situated at the arrival of the Mont Chéry cable car and with a panoramic view of the Mont Blanc chain, Le Belvédère welcomes you in summer and winter on the restaurant and brasserie side. In winter, snow sports enthusiasts can also take advantage of the Chery'Snack for fast food. The cuisine offers a varied choice of traditional dishes and mountain specialities, all homemade! For the pleasure of the eyes and the taste buds... La Bonne Franquette with the sound of the accordion every Friday from 1 to 3 pm. Bob Dit l'Ane concerts every Sunday from 1pm. Private parties (privatization of the restaurant) on reservation only.

Sommet télécabines Mont-Chéry Mont Chery 74260 Les Gets
- Office du Tourisme des Gets -
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Contact

Phone : 0450758080

Email : lesgets@lesgets.com

Website : www.lesgets.com

Open period

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

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SAGETS - 27/11/2023
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The Cirkwi brief

Discover Les Gets: A Family-Friendly Hike with Mont Blanc Views
Imagine yourself strolling along a picturesque trail, with the majestic Mont Blanc in the backdrop, breathing in the fresh mountain air. "La Boucle des Clarines" in Les Gets, proposed by Apidae, offers just that – a splendid opportunity to immerse in nature's wonders. This walk, designed to accommodate both young and old, provides an accessible path for those with stroller-prone little adventurers, given the right equipment. The journey weaves through stunning landscapes, leaving you with a sense of tranquility and awe. It's a perfect blend of ease and scenic beauty, tailored for memorable family excursions.

Brief Technical Overview
This route, titled "La Boucle des Clarines," stretches over a distance of 5.7km, presenting a gentle challenge with a 190m ascent and descent, making it an accessible venture for hikers of all levels. Characterized by its 1/3 difficulty rating, it becomes an inviting adventure for participants seeking a leisurely hike. The journey begins and concludes at the Mont-Chery gondola arrival station, ensuring a loop that encompasses varied terrains and captivating sights. This meticulously crafted trail promises not only physical exercise but also a feast for the eyes.

Seasonal Tips and Safety Advice
As a local tour guide, I advise visiting "La Boucle des Clarines" with preparedness in mind. In summer, ensure you have sun protection and water, as the sun can be quite intense. Winter excursions require appropriate footwear for potentially icy patches. The path is feasible with a sturdy stroller but choose one suitable for uneven terrain. Safety is paramount; always stay on marked trails to avoid getting lost. Lastly, the "Les Chevrelles" restaurant is a must-visit for a taste of local cuisine. Book in advance to secure a spot, especially for larger groups.

Historical Insight into Les Gets
Les Gets, nestled in the heart of the Haute-Savoie region, carries a rich history interwoven with the development of alpine tourism and skiing. From its origins as a modest farming community, Les Gets has transformed into a vibrant tourist destination while retaining its authentic charm. The "La Boucle des Clarines" trail, apart from offering breathtaking views of Mont Blanc, invites visitors to witness the evolution of mountain life and the preservation of natural beauty. This route is more than a hike; it's a journey through time, showcasing the cultural and historical significance of the area.

Understanding the Climate for Optimal Visits
The climate in Les Gets is typically Alpine, with distinct seasonal variations offering unique experiences. Summers are warm and perfect for hiking, with temperatures averaging between 20°C to 25°C, making it an ideal time for "La Boucle des Clarines." Winters are cold, transforming the landscape into a snowy wonderland, albeit not the prime season for this trail. The transitional seasons, spring and autumn, provide cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, suitable for those seeking tranquility. For the optimal outdoor adventure, visit between June and September, when weather conditions are most favorable.
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