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Wednesday 20 March updated on 03-20-2019 at 8:06

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  1. Les Arcs
  2. To do in Les Arcs
  3. Summer sport activities to do in Les Arcs
  4. Hiking
  5. A few pieces of advice

A few pieces of advice

Quelques conseils…

Walking in the mountains cannot be improvised so here is some advice before you set off.

PRECAUTIONS
- Avoid going into the mountains alone.
- Always let somebody know the objective of your outing.
- Make sure you know the route you are going to follow and its difficulties before you set out.
- Beware of grassy slopes which are often slippery and there can be rocky cliffs below them.
-Don’t venture into river beds.

WEATHER
Don’t forget to check the local weather: +33 (0)8 92 68 02 73 or 3250.
In case of bad weather – fog, rain, snow etc - , turn back.
Some routes can present difficulties relating to the weather conditions or snow coverage according to the season.

EQUIPMENT & ADVICE
- Walking boots, lightweight clothing to protect you from the sun as well as the cold and rain.
- Sunglasses, gloves, hat, sun cream.
-- Poles are recommended to maintain and improve your balance.
- Don’t forget to rehydrate yourself and to eat regularly or to observe the recovery periods by taking breaks.

ENVIRONMENT
- To preserve the mountains, keep them clean by taking a small bag to take your rubbish back down to the valley.
- It takes a lot of work to maintain the footpaths. Don’t cut the corners which creates new grooves that channel rainwater and damage the paths.

THE MOUNTAINS, A SHARED AREA
In summer, the Alpine meadows are grazed by livestock. Some rules enable everyone to enjoy the mountains while respecting the work of the farmers and the animals’ peace.


- If you come across any livestock, give a wide berth to the grazing area, sheep pens and enclosed paddocks. Then you won’t disturb the animals.
- Faced with a protection dog, behave calmly and passively to reassure it. If you are scared, slowly turn round and go back.
- Be careful of behaviour that may seem harmless to you (trying to feed, stroke or take a photo of a Great Pyrenees dog, a sheep or lamb): the protection dogs may see this as aggression!
- If you are using walking poles, don’t threaten the dogs with them and keep them pointing down.
- Si vous êtes munis de bâtons de randonnées, ne menacez pas les chiens et gardez-les la pointe vers le bas.
- If you are on a bike, it is best to get off before getting close to livestock.

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