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Small Walks Les Chateaux

Les Chateaux.

Description

No medieval building at the end of this forest walk but an alpine chalet with a beautiful view of Megève and Val d'Arly. The path is steep for the first 10 minutes. Shady trail.

1h50 until the finish, including 1h of climb.

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
1h50mn
Dist.
3.4 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

Départ parking du Grand Essert , 74120 Praz-sur-Arly
Lat : 45.830922Lng : 6.580811

Date and time

  • From 15/06/2024 to 15/11/2024
  • From 15/06/2025 to 15/11/2025

Additional information

Updated by

Office de Tourisme de Praz-sur-Arly - 05/03/2024
www.prazsurarly.com
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Environments

Mountain location

Open period

From 15/05 to 30/11 : open daily.

Contact

Phone : 04 50 21 90 57

Email : accueil@mairie-prazsurarly.fr

Type of land

Not suitable for strollers

Topo guides and map references

Map references :
Hiking trails in the Pays du Mont Blanc - Belvederes du Mont Blanc. For sale 6€ at the tourist office

The Cirkwi brief

Discover Enchanted Walks to Les Châteaux from Praz-sur-Arly
Embark on an enchanting journey through the lush greenery that Praz-sur-Arly has to offer with the "Petites Balades Les Châteaux" pathway. Guided by the expertise of the local Tourism Office, this exploration differs from the usual castle sightings. Instead, it invites wanderers into a serene alpine pasture offering panoramic views of the Megève and Val d'Arly landscape. The initial ascent is challengingly steep, but the rewarding tranquility of a forested trail shaded from the sun's embrace makes every step worth the climb. Prepare to be whisked away to a world where time seems to stand still, amidst nature's grandeur.

Key Route Insights
This trail covers a distance of 3.4 kilometers, with an elevation gain marked at 28532, emphasizing a steep challenge during the first ten minutes. The ascent enables trekkers to engage thoroughly with the terrain, marking a total climb time of one hour out of an approximate journey of 1h50 minutes. Emphasizing these credentials highlights the trail's physical demands and sets clear expectations for potential adventurers. Reflecting on these numbers, one grasps the physical endurance required, plotting a vivid map of the hike's technical landscape.

Seasonal Trail Tips
Embarking on this trail demands preparation. In summer, the shaded path offers respite from the sun, but ensure you're well hydrated and protected against sunburn. Come winter, the trail's beauty transforms, necessitating sturdy, non-slip footwear and possibly snow gear depending on conditions. Spring and autumn present milder climates but warrant caution for slippery paths post-rainfall. Above all, respect the environment, stay on marked paths to preserve the local flora, and ensure you're equipped with essentials for hiking safety and comfort regardless of the season.

Historical Echoes of Praz-sur-Arly
Nestled within the Haute-Savoie department, Praz-sur-Arly holds a rich tapestry of cultural and historical significance. This region, part of the broader Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area, serves not just as a serene escape into nature but also as a bastion of Savoyard history. Its proximity to Megève and position within the Val d'Arly elucidates a past where these territories were pivotal in trade and local economies, often frequented by historical figures and serving as a gateway to the French Alps. The "Petites Balades Les Châteaux" trail offers a window into this illustrious past, blending nature with narrative.

Understanding Regional Weather
The climate in Praz-sur-Arly is predominantly alpine, entailing warm, comfortable summers and cold, snowy winters. The transition seasons of spring and autumn present a mix of mild and crisp weather, perfect for hiking with the right precautions. To fully appreciate "Petites Balades Les Châteaux," visiting during late spring through early autumn offers the most conducive weather patterns for engaging with the trail's natural beauty and historical whispers. This timeframe allows adventurers to experience the trail in optimal conditions, capturing the essence of Praz-sur-Arly's enchanting outdoors.
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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾