Chamonix can rightly be called the adventure capital of Europe. It's the main centre of the Houte-Savoie region of South east France. The first ever winter olympics was held here in 1924 so it's no surprise that it's a playground for winter mountain adventures as well as summer activities. From anywhere in Chamonix the huge glaciers, peaks and granite spires are visible and are at an almost stones throw distance. Looking to the south up to the Mont Blanc Massif, you'll see the Aiguille du midi peak, Mont Blanc peak itself and the imposing Glacier du Bossons. Many mountaineers claim that modern mountaineering was born here in Chamonix due its immediate access to the mountains – a claim that’s hard to deny form standing anywhere in town!
But it's not just the extreme activities or winter sports that make Chamonix such an incredible place. Set in a long, steep and green valley, surrounded by meadows, rivers and forests, Chamonix is a playground for hiking, biking, horse riding, golf, rafting and many other activities. It's a place you have to see to believe!
Tour du Mont Blanc Mont Blanc Circuit
- 12 Days
The Mont Blanc massif is one of the most iconic and dramatically beautiful mountain ranges in the world and a must-see area of the European Alps. While most trips circumnavigate this iconic mountain range by foot, we’ve taken it a step further to not only experience its spectacular geography, but also explore the history, culture and cuisine of France, Italy and Switzerland with expert local guides. In 12 days you’ll explore Chamonix and some of the region’s oldest and most beautiful towns as you circumnavigate Mont Blanc on foot, in a sea kayak and by bike – a genuine and original Active Adventure!