15 August 2020
The Beaufortain is an alpine area located in the department of Savoie, in France.
The village of Beaufort, with its famous cheese cooperative, is the main gateway to visit this area. It is a not-to-be missed stop to enjoy a quintessential French alpine village.
It is also a famous destination for cyclist, as the Tour de France often pass by the Cormet de Roselend, a classic in the world of cyclism.
Numerous hiking trails, ranging from forest, alpine and high mountain are providing many opportunities to discover the dams and lakes in the area, as well as views on the mountain ranges nearby, of which the Massif du Mont-Blanc.
In winter, you can also enjoy all the snow sports that the Alps have to offer.
Tour du Beaufortain
Hiking & Trail running
This is a long-distance hiking trail in the heart of Savoie which takes 6 to 8 days to walk the 140 kilometers. It is a GR® trail (Grande Randonée de Pays).
It is also possible to do seven smaller but equally delightful loops, with panoramas of the Aravis mountains and the Mont-Blanc Massif, the Gittes ridge, the Gittaz dam… Beaufortain, a land of top, a land of reliefs between Savoie and Haute-Savoie. A natural mountain, with green and blue summers, white serenity in winters. A mountain of men, which the inhabitants have not deserted.
The Beaufortains live their mountain life there, inviting the walker on the GR® de Pays to walk a little with them and share a piece of their country.