Enjoy some of the most exciting hikes around Chamonix-Mont Blanc and discover majestic alpine landscapes, with lakes, glaciers and stunning high peaks, along with UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader Fabrice.
Discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Alps
Hike surrounded by the spectacular view of impressive peaks and glaciers
Enjoy a selection of the best hikes around Mont Blanc
The Mont Blanc mountain range is one of the most famous in the Alps. Mont Blanc is the highest summit in Europe. The area surrounding the masiff, around Chamonix, offers somes of the most exciting hikes and nicest alpine landscapes, with lakes, glaciers, high peaks, forests and alpine meadows.
Here is a selection of the best hikes you can find near Chamonix and the Mont Blanc countryside. It is possible to modify this program according to your level and to the time you want to hike in these moutains. This program is very accessible to beginners, if we use the cable car.
You can stay every day at the same hotel in Chamonix, or nearby, and you can go hiking with just one day light backpack. We use local transportation (bus and train) to get to our hikes departure points in less than 30 minutes, and every day we will hike for about 4 or 5 hours.
We will visit beatiful locations, like the Blanc and Chésérys Lake, the Col de Balme, from where we will enjoy a spectacular panorama on the Chamonix Valley, and finally on the third day we will get close to the Argentière and Mer de Glace glaciers. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.
If you find this proposal tempting, just send me a request. Book your trip and join me to discover the most beautiful landscapes around Chamonix- Mont Blanc.
Please let me know if you wish to stay longer and enjoy other famous hikes, or even going to Swiss, right next to us, or to Saint Gervais. We can plan another great hiking tour together. You could also check out my profile page and discover other great hiking tours.
We can propose you a convenient and comfortable hotel where you can stay
The guide can decide to modify this program for reasons of safety, weather conditions or any other unforeseen event. It can also be adapted according to the technical and physical level of participants.
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 CHECK LIST Walking boots. Light T-shirts and warm micro fleece. Cap. Water bottle (1 liter/pers). Sun protection, eye protection, hat. Vest.
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 !
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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Group of 1
|EUR 1021 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 568 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 403 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 341 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 289 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 248 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 248 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 217 each|
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• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price does not include: Lodging and HB meals - Pic Nic (with local food and specialities) may be provided with 10 €/pers charge. - Cabin cars and lift that can be used on this programm (about 15 € per day).
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We had an amazing trip, we wanted to explore the Mercantour region, reconnect with nature, and spend quality time as a couple. Fabrice understood the brief, was clear in his guidelines to prepare the trip, proposed different options, and, ultimately, adapted the hikes on a day to day basis based on the weather. For example, instead of having us hike all day in the mountains in pouring rain on the first day, he adapted the program and took us for a hike all around Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat along the riviera coast. The hikes were stunning, especially at this time of the year (fall) with amazing lights and colors. We highly recommend Fabrice as a guide, he is very knowledgeable on the fauna&flora, local history, on wolves. He also initiated us to some key principles of Nordic walking and mindful walking. Thanks Explore & Share team for connecting us. We definitely will do it again and recommend to friends.
LAM Jit Sau
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We spent a day hiking with guide Fabrice in Mecantaur Park. It was a great hike with different levels of difficulty. We rested at the lake at around 2000 meters and then made our way to the mountain pass high above. We were rewarded with a lot of wildlife sightings and even a patch of snow in August. Patrice was great and gave us a lot of information about the area and the flora and fauna. He was also great at pointing out historical events that took place in the area in the past.
Superbe randonnée au lac de Fenestre. Le guide Fabrice connaît vraiment bien son sujet, le parc du Mercantour, qu’il commente bien, et la randonnée en général. Il su très bien s’adapter à mon niveau (très moyen). Je recommande vivement !
We really enjoyed our trip up and around Utelle. Based on weather conditions, Fabrice identified and organized a slightly different hike for optimal views and tailored to our hiking abilities. He also organized hotel transportation and a lovely picnic. He was very knowledgeable about local history. We are so glad that we were able to get off the beaten path and see something truly special.
Thanks again, it was one of our favourite moments from the holiday!
The trip was great! Fabrice was a wonderful guide and I’m contemplating further trips with him and explore share.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our hike to Mercantour National Park. Fabrice was entertaining and knowledgeable, and helpful. He arranged for our pickup from our hotel at Nice, and even drove us to a village bakery to pack a Provençal sandwich for our picnic at the top of the mountains. Fabrice shared with us a lot of information about the place’s landscape, flora and fauna. And he also showed us how to spot the wildlife and take pictures of the animals. We learnt that he’s also an avid photographer and has extensive experience in nature photography. The highlight of our trip was reaching the crystal clear mountain lake, close to the top of the mountain range, where we also got to cross the border from France into Italy for our picnic. The only regret we have is not being able to spend more time in the park, as the hike took most of the day. We will definitely be interested in doing this again! Thanks for the arrangement! Regards Ernest and Leidia
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Our excursion with Fabrice was one of the highlights of our trip to France. He was extremely knowledgable about the area and the local history. He even went out of his way to take us to see some local orchids that were in bloom when he learned that we love orchids! We will definitely take another trip with him the next time we find ourselves in the area.