Summer Holidays in the French Alps

Have you ever considered the Mont Blanc massif as your summer holiday destination? That’s right, I said “summer”.  Once all the snow-seeking masses have departed around mid April, the stunning Alpine scenery, clear mountain air and healthy activities are still there: you just get more of it all to yourself!

So, what can you do in Chamonix when there’s no snow? Well, there are plenty of things to do. If you are looking for a relaxing break, there are no shortage of gentle walks with spectacular scenery, there are nearby spas and there are lakes with beaches where you can swim in warm waters while looking up at imposing glaciers and a snow-covered Mont Blanc.

If it’s adventure you are after, there’s mountaineering and climbing, hiking and glacier trekking, ice climbing, Via Ferrata (climbing using a steel cable fixed to the rock), road and mountain biking, paragliding, water sports, and horse riding… to name but a few. Here are some more specific suggestions to whet your appetite:

  • Climb Mont Blanc – at more than 4,800m above sea level, it is Western Europe’s highest mountain. A challenging ascent not to be attempted lightly but with the right conditions, equipment, guides, training and enthusiasm, reaching the summit of Mont Blanc has got to be one of the most rewarding achievements. The views are beyond compare and the pride and sense of achievement will stay with you forever.
  • Walk the Haute Route Trek – a high level glaciated route which takes you on a truly amazing journey on foot from Chamonix France to Zermatt Switzerland.
  • Cycle the Tour du Mont Blanc – a fully supported classic road bike tour comprising of four days starting in Chamonix France, cycling through Switzerland and Italy with breathtaking scenery, climbing famous mountain passes such as Grand St Bernard at 2469m, and finishing back in Chamonix.
  • Family adventures –  tailor-made holiday solutions for families visiting the Chamonix valley. We build your family adventure holiday to suit  your needs.

Contact Mountain Adventure Guides to plan your summer Alpine adventure!


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