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Aiguilles Rouges

Chamonix, France
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Ranked #11 of 36 Attractions in Chamonix
Type: Mountains
Description: Mountainous massif of the northern Alps, opposite the Mont Blanc massif.
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Reading UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Cant recommend this walk highly enough. From the Index chair lift (above Flegere from Les Praz) short descent on ski-run, before climbing up valley to Cwm at Lac Cornu/Lac Noirs). Via Ferrata-style cables/rungs to help with slightly tricky sections (not too scary - fine for family used to Snowdonia/Lakes walks). Views, atmosphere outstanding. Allow 2-3 hours including detour to lakes... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Aiguilles Rouges natural reserve is great for hikes and also for rock climbing. There are several lakes that one can hike up to. Lac Blanc is the best known because there is a nice restaurant up there. The other lakes are more "wild nature". The view is great, with the Mont Blanc Massif right in front of you.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stunning rock climbs with access to the starting points made easier by the cable car and chair lift up to the Index! Views across the valley to the Mere de Glace and the Mont Blanc massif are fantastic. Did the Voie Gaspard route - E1, brilliant. Great walks for those not equipped for the crags.

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Latvia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, wilderness of mountains. You can choose a hiking route from "medium" difficulty to "difficult with climbing elements" or just walk any route so far you feel you good and safe. There are wild marmottes, chamois, and even royal eagle can be seen above your head. Lots of wild flowering rhododendrons... Very beautiful views on Mount Blanc massif.

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San Clemente, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good hiking options with view of Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Aguille du Midi, Aiguilles Verte. Options for refreshments at various locations.

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A large area of the mountains facing the Mont Blanc. Lots of hiking trails, animals, flowers etc. Quiet exept close to Chamonix of course

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

OK so the Aiguilles Rouges may be nowhere near as high as the Mont Blanc massif across the valley and in summer the snow remains only in patches rather than as great snowfields and glaciers but the Aiguilles Rouges has some fantastic walking routes and accessible spiky peaked summits; I enjoyed every moment exploring numerous facets of the area. Highly... More

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Chelmsford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This place lifts the mind, body and soul.Great for wildlife.

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