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Visit the legendary alpine town of Chamonix, a buzzing mountain town that sits at the base of Mont Blanc attracting an eclectic mix of hardy mountaineers, active families and sight see-ers who come to see Cham’s dramatic sights which are unrivalled in the Alps

You‘ll enjoy Cham’s vibrant centre with over 100 shops, bars and cafes and access to 47 different sporting activities from Whitewater rafting to climbing and paddleboarding to tennis. Visitors flock here to see sights like the romantic little red train journey to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ (‘Sea of Ice’).... Or Europe's highest cable car which takes you to the captivating Aiguille du Midi... And Argentiere's cable car to Les Grands Montets glacier which also makes a great starting point for many walking itineraries.

Chamonix is a mecca for walkers and bikers; so whether you are a beginner, an experienced hiker (or biker) or somewhere in between, the Valley offers 430km of well-maintained and equipped hiking and biking trails to suit all abilities.

See Top things to do in Chamonix

Our Holidays Include

  • Your Hotel accommodation

  • Direct Flights (unless self-drive)

  • Airport Transfers (1 hr)

  • Daily Breakfast or Half-Board*

  • A free Active Pack with some great activities for a week away

Some of the activities to try

  • White Water Rafting (included*)

  • Mountain biking (3 days bike hire included*)

  • Canyoning (from £40)

  • Kayaking or Paddleboarding (from £15)

  • Visit the Mer de Glace ‘the Sea of Ice’ (from £29**)

  • The Aiguille du Midi cable car (from £29**)

  • Walking itineraries from Les Grands Montets glacier

  • *Included in your Free Active Pack

  • ** From £29 for a 3-day Mont Blanc pass

Top Activities Available

White Water Rafting

Mountain Biking

Paddleboard & Kayak

Walking & Hiking

Chamonix Sights

Horse and Pony



Adventure Parks

About Chamonix

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it's renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.

Useful Extras
  • Visit the Mer de Glace ‘the Sea of Ice’ (from £29**)

  • The Aiguille du Midi cable car (from £29**)

  • Walking itineraries from Les Grands Montets glacier

Great Things To Try

Where is it?

Chamonix Mont Blanc is located half way down the east side of France, just below lake Geneva (Switzerland), Chamonix is one of the most northerly of the French alpine resorts.

At the foot of the highest mountain in Europe, the Mont Blanc (4810m), it is only an 1 hour 15 minute car drive from Geneva international airport.

Top things to do

Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace

Visit the great rocky fang of the Aiguille du Midi which rises from Mont Blanc. It’s a great day out as you travel up Europe's highest cable car (3842m) to the fascinating Aiguille du Midi. The views are simply breathtaking. Once there, walk around this beautiful place and test your nerve at Step Into The Void - a 2.5m glass box which juts out over a 1000 precipice. When you’re done, it’s a lovely walk over to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ (Sea of Ice) to catch the little red Montenvers train back down to the resort. Lift passes are from £29 a day (for 3-day passes)

The little red train to the Glacier

Why not reserve a day to ride up the Montenvers romantic red train to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ where you can see France’s largest glacier which is: 7km long and 200 metres thick. At the same site you can also see a crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition and the famous ice caves.

Walking from ‘Les Grands Montets’ glacier

We recommend riding up Argentiere's cable car to Les Grands Montets glacier which also provides a useful starting point for many a superb walking itinerary. You can also reach Italy by cable car with the Helbronner cable car, which flies over the glaciers for more than 5km from the Aiguille du Midi. Simply sensational.

Mountain biking

Make use of your inclusive bike hire (3 days) with our Free Active Packs and explore the numerous valley floor trails and wooded areas around Chamonix. Visit the lakes or try numerous family bike rides along the river.

If you’re looking for more adventure, upgrade your bike (with us) from £25 per day to a full suspension bike explore the high mountain trails. Or better still, hire a guide. Guided rides are from £65 pp in small group (approx 4-6 pers) and run for up to 3 hours. Suitable for all abilities, it’s a great half-day for keen riders.

Child & Family

Chamonix is a great resort for families that like lots of variety as well as some great sporting activities. It’s also just an hour from the airport which means no lengthy, excitement-sapping transfers!

There’s cultural day trips to appeal to all ages from 6 years and up. Your kids will love the glacier train and cable car rides; or the local kayaking and mountain biking along the valley floor to name but a few of the inclusive activities on offer. Some activities require a small local fee.

Our hotel Folie Douce is great for kids. It offers a creche service and free use of its very own adventure park in the trees with nets, rope swings and much more.

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