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    Mountain Lakes

    Mountain lakes are accessible on foot and will be a great goal out walking and hiking with children. Tadpoles, fish, skimming stones and damn-building will keep even the youngest amused. Ask at the Publier Tourist Office for ideas of walks to do in the Pays d’Évian.

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    Alp'Evianature

    Discover the mountains’ treasures with professionals.

    Alp’Evianature groups together 15 professionals from the Pays d’Evian. All state-certified mountain guides, or cyclists, high-mountain guides and whitewater instructors, their various life journeys and their full qualifications bring a huge diversity to the services provided.

    On the programme: hikes, MTB, hikes adapted to handi-sport, Nordic walking, themed walks discovering the wildlife, flowers, heritage, environmental education, astronomy, well-being, medicinal and culinary plants, mountain photography, geology, orienteering, tales and legends.

    Half-day excursions with themes to discover the flora and fauna, for family outings (from 6 years old and over).

    Thrilling Hike: Like the hike around Mont César where the 12-metre ladder awaits you to be able to cross over a rocky outcrop.

    Active Hike: a full-day excursion to discover the Alpine pastures, mountain lakes, flowers and wildlife, and breathtaking views. This hike requires high-level physical fitness (6-7h walk).

     

     

Activities

Monday: Family Orienteering
A map, compass and a little information, set off and find the markers, guess the riddles and challenge your opponents. To avoid contact with the equipment, the markers will be photographed.
Tuesday: Between the passes, lakes and ibex
A full-day’s hike, for those who are accustomed to walking. This circuit takes you over three passes in a wild mountain setting where encounters with ibex, the lords of our mountains, is frequent. This great diversity makes it one of the most beautiful hikes in Chablais.
Wednesday: Gourmet Walk in the Alpine Pastures
Let’s meet a shepherd who will tell us about the importance of his profession in this bucolic setting, while enjoying a good plate of local cold-cut meats and cheeses (excursion by mini-bus).
Wednesday: Indiana Juniors (7, 21/7 and 4, 18/8)
A day hiking trip experiencing the life of the Indians: picking food, making a bow, constructing traps and a picnic at a tipi in a very family orientated atmosphere. (leaves from Thollon)
Wednesday Evening: Young Trappers’ Party (14, 28/7 and 11, 25/8)
If you are 6 years old or over, convince your family to come and spend a unique magical evening: a leisurely hike will take you to the “hobbit” house for an evening meal (local products and a chocolate fondue), while listening to mountain stories by candlelight. Then the moment will come to discover the world at night… (leaves from Bernex)
Thursday: The Wildlife Awakens
As day breaks many animals rustle into life. For hikers, that sublime feeling of having the mountains all to yourself draws you into another world: the dawn freshness, the increasing clarity, the sounds of nature, everything is in the process of awakening their senses. (leaves from Bernex)
Friday: Meeting a Glacier
Along pathways close to the Mont Blanc Massif’s glaciers, the route approaches these icy monsters, which are nevertheless fragile natural structures and witnesses to global warming. (leaves from Evian)
Saturday: A Little voyage to the Centre of the Earth
“The Forgotten Coal Mine. In the 19th century, life was tough in the mountain valleys and every source of income was exploited, even a simple layer of coal.

PRICES

  • PRICES

 

  • -14 yrs. old
  • ADULT
  • FAMILY
  • Between the passes… or waking up…
  • -14 yrs. old

€30

  • ADULT

€35

  • FAMILY

€110

  • Orienteering
  • -14 yrs. old

€15

  • ADULT

€15

FAMILY

  • Gourmet Walk
  • -14 yrs. old

€45

  • ADULT

€50

  • FAMILY

  • Indiana Juniors
  • -14 yrs. old

€30

  • ADULT

€30

  • FAMILY

  • Trapper Evening
  • -14 yrs. old

€25

  • ADULT

€25

  • FAMILY

 

  • Meeting a Glacier
  • -14 yrs. old

  • ADULT

  • FAMILY

  • The Coal Mine
  • -14 yrs. old

€16

  • ADULT

€20

  • FAMILY

€60

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    Donkey Rides

    Tel.: 04 50 73 76 04

    From the Petit Mont Farm set off to discover the Bellevaux trails with Clarinette and Fripon, who will enable you take your children for a walk without them even realising it! With breathtaking views across the mountains all along the route, this is the perfect moment to recharge your batteries and relax.

     

    • 1/2 day or sensation
    • 1/2 day
    • Full day
    • 1/2 day or sensation

    Per excursion

    • 1/2 day

    €25

    • Full day

    €45

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    Adventure Park

    Near to Publier there are two treetop adventure circuits to enjoy swinging from tree to tree or sliding down a zip wire in the middle of the trees. Plan at least half a day to enjoy it to the max!

    Beunaz Treetop Adventure Parc in Saint-Paul-en-Chablais (04 50 72 14 37)
    www.indianaventures.com/fr

    7 treetop circuits for juniors from 2 years old and permanently attached with a safety lanyard.

    • P’tit Kid (from 2 years old and up to 105cm high, with parental guidance)
    • €11
    • Indiana Kid (105cm to 135cm)
    • €17
    • Indiana Parc
    • €23

    Léman Forest à Saint Gingolph (04 50 76 74 74)
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    2 areas for young and old:

    • Children’s area for 2 to 8-year olds, with 4 circuits adapted to their age. They will be securely attached with carabiners to a permanent lifeline.
    • Big circuit area with 4 circuits and more than 100 workshops, as well as a black circuit for the over 16-year olds. The daring amongst you, it’s time to play!
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    Family MTB

    Thollon Tourist Office offer MTB ½-day, and longer, rentals so you can enjoy the surrounding area in complete autonomy.

    • VTT adult + child
    • VTT adult + child

    ½ day

    • €25
    • MTB adult + child

    1 day

    • €49
    • MTB adult + child

    2 days

    • €90
    • MTB adult + child

    Week

    • €245

    Publier-Amphion Tourist Office also offer Town Bike rental throughout the summer season.

    • Electric bike (safety cheque €1,000)
    • Electric bike (safety cheque €1,000)

    2 hours

    • €8
    • 1/2 day
    • €16
    • 1 day
    • €27
    • 2 days
    • €48
    • week
    • €130
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    Farms & Visits

    Agricool Farm

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    in St Paul-en-Chablais, is a small petting farm that offers workshops for young and old.

    Petit Mont Farm

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    is open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am – 12 noon and 2:00-6:00 pm, except for bank holidays. There is a discovery cheese workshop from organic mountain goats, or you can learn how to milk a goat and where you will discover all the stages of cheese production. Of course you will be invited to taste some Savoie cheeses at the end.

    • Workshop for the Senses (min. 45mins): €3

    Discover the farm and all the different animals. A short questionnaire will help you travel along a circuit to learn how the animals live, what they produce, and to wake up all your senses.

    An enjoyable activity for all ages.

    • Cheese workshop (2h): €5.80

    Learn how organic goats are bred in the mountains, milk a coat, all the stages of cheese production and taste some Savoie cheeses.