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Balconies of Assy

Balconies of Assy

Description

An unmissable panoramic itinerary starting from the Plateau d'Assy. This hike will offer you a breathtaking view of the Mont-Blanc, the Aravis Mountains and the Arve Valley
The Balcons d'Assy hike is a pleasant hike on the heights of the village of Passy.

From the plateau of Assy you will walk in the Passy forest, classified zone of faunistic and floristic interest.

Without much difficulty, this hike will offer you magnificent views, especially on the Massif du Mont Blanc.

Think of the picnic for a lunch with a view at the top of your hike !

Technical informations

This circuit was updated on: 24/02/2024
7.2 km
4 h
min. 99999 m
675 m
675 m

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Starting point

1 Route du Dr Davy Plateau d'Assy , 74190 Passy
Lat : 45.938403Lng : 6.695584

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Varan mountain refuge hut

REFUGE CLOSED FOR WORK Under the majestic Aiguille de Varan, this refuge overlooks the Arve valley. It faces a stupendous panorama: the Mont Blanc and the Aravis mountains. Easily accessible, it is open for gourmet breaks and cozy nights.The refuge is part of a group of mountain chalets on the side of the Aiguille de Varan at 2544m. Located in Passy, on the south side of the Fiz mountain range opposite Mont Blanc, dominating the Arve valley by some 1000m. This is the starting point for many hikes but also a a great place to stay over (Unique view of the Mont Blanc). 40 minutes from the refuge, you can climb the recent climbing routes in the sector of Barmerousse. This site is also renowned to paragliders. There are 3 take-off zones nearby, the nearest less than 5 minutes away. There are 3 different landing points 1000m below. In good weather, dinners can be taken outside on the terrace watching the sunset. Breakfast can be enjoyed at sunrise. Sustainable Development: - Waste re-cycling - Solar pannels - Used water recuerpation.

4965 Route du Plateau d'Assy Sur le tour des fiz 74190 Passy
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Jardin des Cimes

Experience art and gardens in the Mont Blanc region: discovery walks, panoramic terrace, plant-based cuisine.Located in the village of Passy, in the Plateau d'Assy, near Chamonix in Haute Savoie, the Jardin des Cimes is an invitation to discover different gardens from around the world, nurturing gardens, alpine atmospheres and artistic installations, during a poetic, fun and educational stroll facing an exceptional panorama of the Mont-Blanc massif. Accessible to all, the Jardin des Cimes is a great place to discover on your own, in a group or with the whole family. Allow an hour for a self-guided tour, following a trail of around twenty areas and gardens. An accompanying booklet with quizzes and colouring books is available for children. There are also events throughout the season in the gardens and on the large terrace. In the same spirit, the "Café du Jardin" shop and restaurant add to the richness of this unique site in the Mont Blanc region.

447 route du Dr Davy Plateau d'Assy 74190 Passy
- Office de Tourisme de Passy -
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Date and time

  • From 15/04/2024 to 15/11/2024
  • From 15/04/2025 to 15/11/2025

Additional information

Contact

Phone : 04 50 58 80 52

Email : info@passy-mont-blanc.com

Website : www.passy-mont-blanc.com

Facebook : www.facebook.com/passymontblanc/

Open period

From 15/04 to 15/11.

Subject to favorable weather.

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

0/ Parking Dr Davy road
1/ From the Parking, take the ascending path, indicated at the number 28 post.
2/ At the first intersection turn left towards the hamlet of Curalla by the road.
3/ Then join the beautiful balcony path of Frioland.
4/ Then continue towards Charbonnière.
5/ From the hamlet de Charbonnière continue towards "les Modioures par les Balcons d’Assy", to reach your starting point.

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Office de Tourisme de Passy - 26/10/2023
www.passy-mont-blanc.com
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