“Instead of riding an exercise bike, let’s go out and enjoy our surroundings and exercise there! Immerse yourself in the countryside and look up to gaze into the distance…”
Sport in the great outdoors
Nicolas Tagand joined the Bureau de la Montagne du Salève as a mountain guide in 2011. A nurse by profession but the son of a mountain dweller, he grew up in a family of guides and ski instructors. He has always been concerned about caring for and helping people.
He took on his current job at around the age of 40 as he wanted to work outside! Nicolas Tagand’s aim in his work is first and foremost to give others the opportunity to explore the Monts de Genève region, including its history, culture and natural areas with their rich diversity of fauna and flora. However, he’s also keen to promote the importance of enjoying sport in the great outdoors!
A bit of drizzle or rain won’t get in his way – in both summer and winter, he’ll take you to spots you would never have found by yourself.
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Whether you’re a tourist or have lived in the region for several years, this professional has so much knowledge that he’ll always be able to help you discover something about the mountains surrounding you!
Every member of staff at the Bureau de la Montagne du Salève has their signature activity. Nicolas Tagand’s is Nordic walking! Although the core activity of his work is as a guide, he also leads hikers who want to extend their hiking experience by participating in this activity originating from Scandinavia. This outdoor sport consists of a more athletic, fast-paced hike using special walking poles.
It allows you to develop your endurance and work your muscles while getting some fresh air and enjoying a breath-taking view of the mountains!
It’s a great way for the whole family to exercise gently without doing an intense sport like trail running or running.
Nicolas Tagand knows the Monts de Genève region well. For him, these mountains are the Geneva basin’s ‘green lungs’ and give you the incentive to go to the top to see even further! If you go on a hike with him, he’ll advise you to enjoy the countryside around you by filling your lungs with fresh air, taking it all in and looking ahead (and especially not at your feet!).