• Cultural

L'Empreinte des Grandes Alpes - Route "The Prince of all Gruyères-like cheeses"

« L’Empreinte Des Grandes Alpes » is an app to discover the interesting points of the mythical "Route des Grandes Alpes" in a interactive and surprising way.

Cultural L'Empreinte des Grandes Alpes - Route "The Prince of all Gruyères-like cheeses" Arêches-Beaufort


Departing from Arêches-Beaufort (73270)
Average length : 03h00
Distance : 6.39km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

It's been 13th years, already…Thirteen years living in the city of lights, far from my home, my roots: the Beaufortain region.
I just went back to my root with the family for a few weeks on the occasion of my mother's birthday and I am determined to pace up and down the paths of the massif. I am oddly moved to tread my native soil again, the pastures which had been furrowed and cultivated by my family and ancestors for generations. I, whose future had been all mapped out, whose in utero vocation should have been to take on the family cheese farm...I, who has made the decision to turn my back on this heritage... Have I finally gone the wrong way carried away in a burst of youth enthusiasm?
Today I will visit my brother. A few years older than I am, he has perpetuated the family tradition and he is just about to bring his cattle up the mountain pasture. Before climbing up the 500 meters( in height!) to reach his pasture Chalet, I stop a few minutes to admire the Grand Mont .

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 103m
Vertical drop : 777m


Free of charge.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : English, French, Italian

Period of practice

All year round.

  • Pets welcome


73270 Arêches-Beaufort
Departing from : Arêches-Beaufort (73270)
Latitude : 45.687294 - Longitude : 6.568155
Information update on 03/05/2017 by Communauté d'agglomération Arlysère