Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Hiking in the Alps

We chose the first hike of the season wisely - the traverse Plan Praz (2000m) - La Flégère (1877m).  Not too many ups and not to many downs, and along with the kids and puppy we brought along m.i.l - who maintains that a traverse is meant to be flat - nothing here is flat!!!

No complains though from the wee chaps or Ringo...

It was a fairly overcast day, great for hiking as it meant we didn't get to hot.  However for those of us wearing fur coats it still got pretty warm at times...

... ah! that's better

At 12 noon everything stops for lunch - hiking is the only time when Richard concedes that a sandwich can pass as meal!!!  M.i.l  does sandwiches the 'french' way - bringing along great hunks of bread, paté and cheese, which is great provided you don't forget to bring a knife!

To top of a great day, Tino made us dinner - fish and eye shaped fish cakes -umm delicious!

Vivre les Montagnes!!


  1. What a fun hike! If you ever get over to our area, everything is flat, ha ha! That meal looks very good!

  2. Looks like a great hike and a delightful meal. Even better when someone cooks for you.

  3. It looks like a beautiful place ti hike.

  4. You live in such a beautiful part of the world! I love your posts which share it.

    My dh does not like sandwiches either not even when out on a walk!

  5. looks like a wonderful day in the alps.the photos are a dream!!

  6. That is one amazing hike! I think there is a new place to add to my list of places I must visit one day. So beautiful!