The Tour du Beaufortain is one of the most popular and recognized itinerant hikes in the French Alps. It is a country long-distance hiking path, on the border of the Tour du Mont-Blanc and the Vanoise massif. Today we give you 5 good reasons to do this tour this summer.  

1. Take up a sporting challenge 

Le Beaufortain Tower offers you 105 km of discovery for 4500m of elevation gain. This route is most often done over 6 to 8 days, between June and September, and represents a real sporting challenge! In its classic version, it starts in Queige, then reaches Les Saisies, Col du Joly, Col du Bonhomme, Lac de Presset, Saint-Guérin... 


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2. Take full view

A real postcard! The landscapes follow one another without ever resembling each other: large wild expanses, flowering mountain pastures, dense forests, numerous lakes, dams, steep walls, majestic peaks, are all breathtaking panoramas with Mont-Blanc. in background. 

3. Discover the terroir and its good products 

Beaufort, Grataron, local meat, local products, there is no shortage of them!

  • Beaufort: The history of Arêches-Beaufort is intimately linked to the eponymous cheese that made it famous: Beaufort. Nicknamed the "prince of Gruyères", it is one of the favorite cheeses of the French.
  • The Grataron: Grataron du Beaufortain, also called Grataron d'Arêches, is one of the rare cheeses made from raw, whole goat's milk, with a lightly pressed uncooked paste and a washed rind, born in Beaufortain.
  • Beaufortain meat: 35 breeders and 4 restaurateurs have come together to offer a quality meat industry in the heart of Beaufortain. This meat comes mainly from 2 local breeds, the Tarine and the Abondance.

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4. Connect to nature, to yourself 

Take care of yourself by recharging your batteries for 6 days in the heart of nature. A real source of vitality! Being in contact with nature has many advantages: reduced stress, stimulation of immunity, creativity, increased productivity...

5. Spend quality time with family or friends 

Take advantage of a 6-day trek to spend time with family or friends, in a bivouac or in a refuge for more conviviality. 


So, any of you motivated? 

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