Fly from London Gatwick to Geneva. Transfer to Argentiere in the Chamonix Valley (2hrs).
Three snowshoe walks through the Chamonix Valley, each day returning to the Chalet for relaxation in front of a log fire.
Three snowshoe walks through the Chamonix Valley, each affording spectacular views across the Mont Blanc massif. Each day return to the chalet for relaxation in front of a log fire.
Free day. There are many options available: downhill skiing (lessons available), cross country skiing, a glacier walk with a UIAGM mountain guide, ice climbing, tandem paragliding, helicopter sightseeing flights over Mont Blanc, a trip on one of Europe's highest cable cars, the Aiguille du Midi, a ride on the Montenvers train to view the 'Mer de Glace', free rides on the Mont Blanc express train and local busses to Chamonix for shopping and sightseeing, visit Chamonix's sport centre with swimming pool, hamman, sauna, and gym, indoor tennis, squash...... the choice is endless.
When choosing walks the leader's priority will be to take in a full variety of scenery and of course to spend as much time as possible in the snow! All walks will start at various different points throughout the valley giving us the opportunity to explore the best viewpoints and snow conditions. Instead we walk on the lower hills with extensive views towards the tallest peaks. The possibilities include: Setting off from Plain Joux (1300 metres), from here we can skirt above the Lac Vert and climb to Le Chatelet (1418 metres) for a coffee at the refuge while admiring the view across to Mont Blanc. Climbing to Ayeres des Rocs we see where the Roman road headed to Martigny and admire the Fiz Mountain, the largest limestone plateaux in Europe. A higher track brings us back to our start point. We may also head just across the Chamonix Valley from the Mont Blanc summit, where track would take us up to the Chalets de Chailloux for an unrivalled panorama of Mont Blanc and its plunging glaciers. From here we could detour through forest clearings for further extensive views of the mountains to the North.
Two further snowshoe walks through the Chamonix valley.
Transfer to Geneva; fly to London.