People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
- 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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Blanc and Chésérys Lake
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 !
Col de Balme
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.
Argentière and Mer de Glace
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.
About the Guide
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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