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How to camp in the Alps and in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region?
The Alps offer you camping sites with breathtaking panoramas. The HomeCamper hosts welcome you in their gardens on the mountainside, at the bottom of the ski slopes, on the edge of lakes or rivers. Nature lovers will be happy to spend the night in their van or camper with a view of the Mont Blanc and the alpine mountains. The camping on the farm or the unusual accommodations offered by HomeCamper will allow you to disconnect and take a large breath of air.
What to do in the Alps in a camper-van?
There are many activities to discover or rediscover in the Alps. For roadtrip lovers, the Route des Grandes Alpes allows you to cross the massif on the side. You will be able to discover all the beauty of the Alps, from the Léman Lake to the Mediterranean Sea, thanks to this mythical road. In winter, the most athletics can go skiing in the various alpine resorts, trekking in snowshoes or practicing the region multitude winter sports offers. Gourmets can taste the various savoyard specialties and visit cheese, deli meat or wine producing artisans. In summer, the Alps offer many hiking, mountain biking and climbing circuits. Thrill-seekers can try canyoning, paragliding, at the via Ferrata, etc. The Verdon gorges bring together thousands of tourists who’ve come to bathe or canoe in these splendid gorges. Many glaciers, such as the Sea of Ice (Mer de Glace) accessible by rail from Chamonix or the Mont de Lans glacier, offer breathtaking panoramas of the different massif, mountains or needles of the Alps. The beauty of the Alps also lies in its towns and villages like Annecy.
When to go to the Alps?
The activities you wish to practice will affect your choice of the most suitable period for your visit to the Alps. In winter, the Snowy Mountains will allow you to practice all winter sports. The ski resorts offer you winter season family activities. In February, the weekend following Mardi Gras, Annecy takes on the allure of Venice for the Venetian carnival of Annecy. In the summer you can go green and enjoy the mountains flora and fauna. In July, every year, cyclists from the Tour de France give you an appointment in legendary mountain stages. In August, it’s the turn of the races on foot lovers and more especially of trails to invest the Alps on the occasion of the Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc.