France hikes with kids


Hiking the Grand Balcon Sud Circuit, Mont Blanc in the background Grand Balcon Sud circuit, Chamonix The Grand Balcon Sud is renowned as being one of Europes greatest day hikes, offering up sublime views of the Mont Blanc massif. Most routes show this as a one way hike making use of the cable cars. That is not required as the hike can be completed as a circuit offering up stunning woodlands, ravines, rocky paths, rivers and at most times, one of the continents most phenomenal backdrops.  Start: La Flégère, Chamonix End: La Flégère, Chamonix Distance: 18km Time: 5 – 7hrs Elevation gain: 1102m Difficulty: Moderate (Easy after first part of hike) The route and hike I write about here is one that has been devised partially by myself, but probably exists somewhere. The Grand Balcon Sud is a panoramic hike that traverses between two cable cars, ‘La Flégère’ and ‘Planpraz’. This hike takes a couple of hours…