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French Alps – Paragliding Chamonix Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe

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10 Days/ 9 Nights
Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
Min Age : 18+
Tour Details

Divide between Italy and France, Mont Blanc is one of the world’s highest mountains and the tallest in the Alps. Resting in the shadows of Mont Blanc’s French side is Chamonix, a charming resort community that served as the setting of the first Winter Olympics. The town serves as the base for a range of adventure tour that explores the area around Chamonix and its towering neighbor. This adventure tour will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys and of course, Mont Blanc itself.

Departure & Return Location

Genève Aéroport, Geneva, Switzerland

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All transportation in the destination location
  • Airport transfers / meals as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Any expenses of personal nature / room service fee / tips
  • Visa
  • GST if applicable
  • Cost of excursions, entrance fees, and guides availed by passengers other than those mentioned under tour inclusions

Things to carry

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for the destination
  • Sunscreen / sunglasses / umbrella/ Hats / caps
  • Identity documents and other travel documents (visa, if applicable)
  • Medication and first aid along with the prescription

For more details refer to Travel Planning Guide

What to Expect

The tour can take you off the beaten track, trekking or mountain biking in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter. Get to uncover new and exciting adventures in Mont Blanc. Endless staring and absorbing the beauty of this area, Mont Blanc has something mythical about it. There are a number of possibilities to enjoy this area. Experience the best view of the peak from the summit of Aiguille du Midi, where the world’s highest cable car carries visitors to an observation tower affording stellar views.

  • Hiking
  • Ride the highest cable car - Aiguille du Midi cable
  • Rafting and hydrospeeding
  • Canoeing and rock climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain biking
  • Trek on Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Geneva sightseeing
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Geneva / Transfer to Chamonix (1 hour 6 minutes)

When you arrive at Geneva airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Argentiere in Chamonix Valley. After you check into your hotel, you are free to spend the rest of the day as you wish.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 2Walk to the Valley of Bears and Swiss Border

We will begin our day with a hearty breakfast followed by an easy walk to the Valley of Bears and the Swiss Border.

We will start our walk from our hotel, passing through the old town of Argentiere and through the neighboring hamlets of Frasserands and Monroc to reach the Col des Montets at 1461 meters.

Here we get to discover some rich and diverse flora and fauna. We continue walking and reach the Valley of Bears. Here there are a number of walk trails, we take the trail to reach the Swiss frontier. On our way we will find a spot for having our picnic lunch.

We return via the historic Mont Blanc train.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 3Take the Aiguille du Midi cable 3800m / Rafting or Hydrospeeding

After breakfast, we will go to take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, which leaves from the center of Chamonix. The cable car journey is done in two stages – first will take us to the Plan de l’Aiguille at 2300 meters and the second traverse the glacier of Les Pelerins, before rising up the North Face.

From the top station at 3800 meters, the view of the Alps is incredible. An elevator inside the rock rises the final 42 meters to the top terrace at 3842 meters. We will spend some time here and then descend down.

After lunch, we will get to the River Arve for an exciting journey on the white water. You can choose from rafting or hydrospeed.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 4Walk from top of the Flegere to Plan Praz

After breakfast today, we will visit the Aiguilles Rouge Nature Reserve.

Our walk begins at the Flegere cable car, which we use to ride up to our trail at 1877m. This walk will give us majestic views of Mount Blanc and the Chamonix Valley. After arriving at the next cable car, Plan Praz at 2000m, we will stop for our picnic lunch. After lunch we take the cable car ride down.

Heading back into town, the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 5Canoeing and Rock Climbing

Today after breakfast, you get to indulge in canoeing and rock climbing.

You will descend step gorges and river courses. It involves abseiling over rocky steps, jumping and sliding over waterfalls and swimming through hidden pools.

After lunch you can go for a rock climbing experience at Chamonix’s lakeside crag.

After a day full of activity you return back to your hotel for some rest.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 6Paragliding and Mountain Biking

After breakfast, you will go for paragliding today. You will meet your pilot in Chamonix at the paragliding school to begin your tandem flight adventure. The pilot will prepare the equipment and ensure everything is in order. After ensuring that you are properly equipped, you will be taken to the cable car for reaching the take-off site. From here you will enjoy your paragliding journey.

After lunch, we will take the train up to the Mer de Glace Glacier and Ice Grotto, where you can enjoy mountain biking.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 7Start off the 2 day trek on the Tour du Mont Blanc

After breakfast we will leave on our 2 day trek along the world famous trail of the Tour de Mont Blanc. We will start our trek from Les Houches, where we will use the cable car to gain a 900m of elevation. We cross under the Bionnassay Glacier and head up to the Col de Tricot (2120m), before making a steep descent of around 45 minute to the Miage pastures. It is here where we will spend the night.

After having lunch you can explore the valley a bit on your own.

(Overnight at Miage)

Day 8Descend from Le Truc to Las Contamines Adventure Park

After breakfast we will hike up to the alpage or Alpine meadow at Truc. We then have a gentle descend through a forest of tall pines on a wide track to the small town of Les Contamines. We then walk a little further to the adventure park, where we get to travel from one tree to another through the forest, using rope bridges, Tarzan swings, Tyrolean wire slides, rope ladders and cargo nets.

We travel back to Argentier for some rest.

(Overnight at Argentier)

Day 9Transfer back to Geneva (1hour 6 minutes)

After breakfast we transfer back to Geneva and check into our hotel. Keeping our luggage in the hotel, we go for a bit of sightseeing of Geneva. We visit some of Geneva’s well known sights – Jet d-eau fountain on Lake Geneva, St. Pierre Cathedral, Museum of History & Art and the United Nations and Broken Chair.

(Overnight at Geneva)

Day 10End of trip / Travel home

After breakfast we reach the Geneva airport from where we will take our flight back home.

(Inclusion – Breakfast)

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