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France

Nordic Walking Holidays

Group exercise is more fun

  • Chamonix - known as the mountaineering capital of the world, this first class running, and Nordic Walking venue has countless walking possibilities. Choose from the numerous valley walks to plateaus such as above Les Houches and peaks like the Tête de Balme. You can't fail to take in breathtaking views of snow capped mountains, including the highest in Western Europe, Mont Blanc.
  • Vallorcine and Argentiere - head towards the Swiss border to the hamlet of Vallorcine which means "valley of the bears". Unfortunately because the locals used to pay their taxes in bear meat there are none left today! Our tracks take us through the village following the ancient stagecoach route.
  • Plateau D'Assy - a village on a stunning south facing plateau nestled under the spectacular cliffs of the Chaines de Fiz, offering commanding views to Mont Blanc, and the Aravis mountains. From here we can walk or run up through the wooded area, through hamlets to a mountain refuge and lake for a relaxing lunch tasting traditional French cuisine.
  • Les Contamines-Montjoie - the Contamines valley is at the foot of the beautiful snowy Dôme de Miage. We suggest that you take time here to look at the town and visit the chapel of the Notre-Dame de la Gorge. Walking and running routes take you up an ancient farmers' droving road where you reach a mountain pasture, alpage, where the climb is well worth the view.