Chamonix-Mont Blanc valley
Sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc, close to the border with both Switzerland and Italy, Chamonix is synonymous with winter sports, having hosted the first ever Winter Olympics in 1924.
It is however also a popular destination for active summer holidays with a wealth of activities to choose from, including hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, canyoning, via ferrata, rock climbing, paragliding and more. There are excursions for all levels, so you need not have previous experience to take part.
You will be staying just north of Chamonix in the pretty village of Argentière, a great base for your stay in the area - close to the action, but also peaceful enough to relax during your downtime.
Chamonix and its neighbours offer a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. You will also find a cinema, casino, bowling alley, ice rink, a large sports centre, indoor climbing wall and numerous museums.
The QC Terme spa is also worth a visit during your stay with its panoramic heated pools and spa treatments, taking an afternoon to pamper yourself here will be one of the highlights of your trip.
Chamonix summer mountain adventure chalet holiday
Enjoy a thrilling week of adventure in the French Alps. Stay at the comfortable Chalet Passon in Argentiere and try mountain activities like climbing and abseiling, e-biking, paragliding, hiking and via ferrata, with many more optional activities besides, see the itinerary below for details. You will be taking part in activities with other members of the group staying at the chalet (min 6 people per departure). Saturday arrivals. Price from 849 euros per person, contact us for availability
- Enjoy a thrilling mix of mountain activities in the adventure capital of the French Alps, Chamonix
- Meet like-minded people at the chalet and enjoy activities with the group
- Airport/train station transfers included from Geneva
- 7 nights’ accommodation in double/twin room at Chalet Passon or similar
- Breakfast every morning
- 5 three-course dinners including wine and soft drinks
- Packed lunch on activity days
- Choice of 4 activities from itinerary below
- Transfers to/from Geneva airport or train station
- Transfers to/from Activities
- All qualified guides when needed and equipment
- Tourist tax
- Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
- Any extra/optional activities
- Everything not specified above
Arrival in Geneva, where you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation. Time to unpack, meet the team and enjoy the views, before your dinner is served.
Day 2 morning:
Climbing and abseiling at Les Gaillands followed by lunch next to the lake.
A perfect south-facing family crag with lots of easy grades but something for everyone up to 7b.
Day 3 all day activity:
VTT Mountain Biking or E-biking. Set off from the accommodation and cycle along the river Arve up to Le Tour.
After lunch head up Le Tour in the cable car to try out some downhill MTB. Don’t worry, there are trails for all levels from beginners to advanced.
Day 4 morning:
Tandem paragliding flight from Brevent mountain.
No experience necessary, just relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Chamonix Mont Blanc valley.
Day 5 all day activity:
Hiking to Lac Cheserys.
Take the Flegere cable car followed by the Index lift, then hike for approx 90 minutes. Enjoy a picnic on the lake followed by a swim. You can either walk back down in around 3 hours, or take the lift back down.
Day 6 morning:
The route is a beautiful aerial balcony overlooking the Arve valley and Mont Blanc. You will cross a 490m long cliff equipped with cables, ladders, ropes and handles.
Day 7 morning:
Walk to the Gorges of Diosaz. The picturesque footpath takes you deep into the canyon past five waterfalls. A great excursion in all types of weather.
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Geneva.
Please note that 4 out of the 6 activities are included in the price, you can choose the ones you prefer. If you would like to take part in all of them, plus any extra activities, you can pay the difference locally.
The itinerary is flexible and could change due to the weather or depending on what the group would like to do.
There are plenty more optional activities to try out in your free time, including:
• Accro adventure park
• A helicopter ride over Mont Blanc
• Watersports activities like rafting, hydrospeed and canyoning
• ‘step into the void’ at the Aigulle du Midi, see the views from a glass room with a glass floor with 1,000m of free air under your feet
Bring comfortable, sturdy walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, a day pack and clothing suitable for cycling and hiking. Please make sure that your travel insurance covers all activities.
Activities suitable for children aged 8 years and up. A good head for heights is required for activities like via ferrata, climbing and paragliding.
Extra activities available at an extra charge, to be paid locally
Chamonix-Mont Blanc valley
Located in Argentiere, a picturesque part of the Chamonix-Mont Blanc valley that combines a nice village feel with easy access to all amenities.
The stylish, cosy chalet has 5 double/twin rooms and sleeps up to 10 people. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom with bath and overhead shower, and balcony/terrace.
The chalet offers a large open plan living/dining area with comfy sofas and TV/DVD. There is also a sauna and a home cinema with DVDs and board games. WiFi is available throughout the chalet.
Outside you will find a panoramic sun deck where you can enjoy the view from the hot tub.
Delicious home cooked chalet catering is provided by your friendly hosts, with local wine and soft drinks included. As with most chalets one evening is not catered so you can go out and try one of the local restaurants.
Depending on the size of the group you may be accommodated at a different chalet of a similar standard.
Nearest Airport: Geneva (104km, approx. 1 hour 15 mins drive)
This package includes return transfers from Geneva airport or train station. Please let us know your arrival details when you book.
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