Les Avanchers - Valmorel Things to Do

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    Boucle des pissus

    by JosM Written Nov 13, 2005

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    On of the most beautiful hiking trails that we ever followed. One may find a feaflet with a description of the tour in the shop along the road toward the Col the la Madeleine in Bonneval. In Gelon, at the parking lot, we started the “randonnée familiale”. The estimated hiking time wa 3 hrs and we had to climb some 415 m (from 1573 to 1975 m and back). The (short) preamble along the river was easy, but soon the path became steeper and more difficult. We had to clim amids manhigh dockplants. Then we reached the alder zone (heare we ate our picknick). After the alders, we came amidst the azaleas. Magnifique! We crossed the river (along which the hike had started) twice and hiked amidts the most beautiful Alpine flowers. We crossed several snowfilled lownesses, followed by a genuine climb. The trail followed the border of a several hundred meters deep ravine (cot very comfortable if one has fear of hights). We walked near the mountain top amidst thousands of flowers before going downhill towards “La Cave”, a deserted sheperds' cabin. Downhill towards Gelon we first crossed a dockplants zone and then we again arrived amidst a wealth of Alpine flowers. The downhill path was easier tha the way up. Along the trail we saw génepi (Artemisia, black wormwood): this plant is used to produce a delicious herbal drink. After the alder zone one again reaches the dockplant zone near the parking lot.

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    Wooden sculptures

    by JosM Updated Nov 13, 2005

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    Along the streets one remarks many wooden sculptures. They are very attractive and deserve one's attention during a village visit. 3 of them are shown, but there are many more. I had them pictured, but because my camera was stolen while shopping, you will have to go and see for yourself.

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    La belle ballade

    by JosM Updated Oct 30, 2005

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    La belle ballade is a nice, easy hiking trail in and around Valmorel. It has good path signs and is ideal for a first day in the mountains (to adapt to altitude and terrain).

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