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The Blanc and Chésérys Lakes are the most famous postal card hike in Chamonix. The two lakes are easy to reach and are facing Mont Blanc mountain range. Get your camera ready !
The ascent of Col de Balme in the south of Mont Blanc range offers a great panorama on the Chamonix Valley. Beginners can reach it by using a chair lift. Then we can hike around Balm pass to enjoy the fantastic views.
Let’s get closer to the glaciers now! The Argentière and Mer de Glace await us. We discover the ice world and almost can touch the highest peaks of more than 4000 meters, like the Dru and the Aiguille Vert, next to us !
We can propose you a convenient and comfortable hotel where you can stay
Hiking Time: 4 to 5 hours hiking. Altitude Difference: between 400 to 800 meters ascent. We can shorten it by using the cable car network in Chamonix Valley.
PRICE PER PERSON
Group of 8 to 10: 210 EUR
Group of 11 to 12: 195 EUR
Walking boots. Light T-shirts and warm micro fleece. Cap. Water bottle (1 liter/pers). Sun protection, eye protection, hat. Vest.
I am a hiking guide (International Mountain Leader) who has been working all over France (including Provence and the Alps), Italy and Portugal since 2001. I speak fluent English due to my frequent trips to Taos Ski Valley (in New Mexico, USA where my family runs a great hotel and ski school), and my hiking trips in the American Southwest.
I live mainly in Nice (French Riviera), but I also move all over the Alps working in different alpine valleys. I often visit Martinique (French Caribbean island), where I enjoy rainforest and tropical hikes.
When I´m not guiding, I also work as a photographer, and like to climb, ski, play tennis, or kitesurf in my spare time. Additionally, I really enjoy botany and history.
I can guide you for a half day or for as many days as you like. I´ll take you to discover my favourite French Riviera alpine region, and the wild and large Mercantour National Park (counting 8 different valleys) near Nice, Monte Carlo and Cannes.
In my region we can enjoy the Mediterranean landscape at sea level. As we move into higher altitudes, we will discover alpine lakes, larch or pine forests, orchids and alpine flowers, open meadows, spectacular medieval perched villages and old baroque chapels and churches, with great historic value.
We can also discover the hiking hotspots in Provence such as Calanques National Park, Verdon gorges, Sainte Victoire and the Var region, with Saint Tropez a particular highlight.
I also love to hike in Italy in the very famous world heritage Cinque Terre (the amazing national park of the "Five Lands"), or in Liguria near San Remo.
And finally, I always enjoy taking my guests to the northern Alps: to Chamonix and Mont Blanc´s amazingly large panoramas or to the great Vanoise National Park, the largest in the heart of French Alps.
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