A delicate and
This incredible nature
is particularly delicate and many parks and sanctuaries have been developed to
preserve it. Indeed a great part of the fauna
and flora you will discover during your stay is endemic to the Alps and the
The many forests your
will cross on foot or on mountain bike are protected as well. You will easily
notice the changing greenery depending on the altitude, and the role played by
the alpine pastures when the forest gets less dense. These vast grass lands in
high mountain grounds are used as pastures for shepherd’s flocks in the summer.
That way they benefit from grass of excellent quality allowing them to produce
the best cheese. The alpine pastures were created by Man but allow the organization
of a whole mountain ecosystem.
beyond the pastures you will sometimes find yourself beholding magnificent
glaciers. Despite their retreat these last years, it is still possible to
approach these massive tongues of ice either by foot like in the Vanoise
mountain chain, or by an easier way like in Chamonix where a train will take
you to the Sea of Ice, or in Les Houches
the Mont Blanc cable car will take you to the refuge of the Eagle Nest.