VivaLaVida!

A journey to meet the planet and its inhabitants...

Slowly going South…

  After these two days around the Colle del Nivolet, we move a few miles South along the first alpine foothills which border the Piedmontese plain..     1. Short stop at Pont-Canavese to refurnish us with various groceries.       2. This village offers the typical architecture ofRead More…

Hike to Colle del Nivolet.

  After being dislodged by a guard from the Gran Paradiso National Park who didn’t want to let us sleep in the car park of the refuge, we went back up the next morning to discover the various high-altitude lakes that dot this magnificent valley..     1. Departure forRead More…

Finally again some vacation in VivaLaVida !

While VLV had been sleeping quietly since last November, it’s finally time to enjoy it again for a few weeks, starting with the discovery of new valleys or alpine ridges.     1. Long hike to the end of Val Savaranche, still very wild…       2. Little breakRead More…

Happy New 2022!

  Just a few lines to wish you the best of years in 2022.   I hope that the pressure imposed by the pandemic will gradually subside, allowing to enjoy travel and great encounters again.   Take care of you!   Claude-Alain        

Fall holidays (4)

    1. Wake up at 8,500 feet elevation under Fort Jafferau and the full moon.       2. Mineral universe in the warm light of the rising sun…       3. Another fort, Föens fortress, much lower in the mountain.       4. I love theseRead More…

Fall holidays (3)

    1. This high valley of the Clarée is just magnificent at this season!       2. Back from our hike to Long Lake, we still walk along the river.       3. Emile takes the opportunity to play one of his favorite hobbies:      Read More…

Fall holidays (2)

    Continuation of these few days of relaxation and discovery…     1. To descend from Mont-Cenis to Italy, VivaLaVida discovers a trail, an old border road, some passages of which are spectacular.       2. Passage near the pretty little lake of Roterel…       3.Read More…

Fall holidays (1)

    As Emile is on vacation with me for a week, we decide to go enjoying the fall colors without traveling too far since we only have 5 days to travel. The destination will be the Hautes-Alpes, between France and Italy.     1. After half a day onRead More…

Week-ends in Jura mountains

    We enjoy fall doing some weekend outings.     1. Boondocking in the forest.       2. Nice morning view point.       3. In the Langouette gorge.       4. Billaude waterfall.       5. Another weekend, another boondocking in a beautiful forestRead More…

Week-end in Haute Savoie

    At the end of August, Emile and I are going to spend the weekend in the mountains.     1. Hike to the Col de Balme.       2. We discover a pretty altitude pond…       3. … that cottongrass highlight.       4.Read More…