Experience the delights of Chamonix in the summer

The resort of Chamonix is thought of as a real mecca for all ski enthusiasts. It has gained recognition as being one of the best ski areas in the world which caters well for all levels, especially catering for true mountaineers.  It is understandable that your first thought of Chamonix is for its skiing; however, Chamonix is much more than just a ski resort. The ski area is built around the town, and during the summer months, the area comes alive with many more activities which makes it an area well worth a visit as a summer holiday destination catering for families and adrenaline junkies alike. 

Mountaineering in Chamonix

Chamonix has been home to some of the greatest mountaineers throughout history, so it is with no surprise that this area also has some fantastic mountaineering on offer.  Again, it has levels to suit all ability’s and has plenty of choice for any ice climbing or rock climbing you may wish to do. Guides are available in the valley to help you get the most out of your visit and take you to some of the best places.  This is an area not to be missed for any keen mountaineers out there, and with the whole of the Mont Blanc massif range to explore, it is an area that provides a unique experience year after year. 

White Water Rafting

This is a great sport that is offered here in Chamonix. It takes place between the months of May and September during which times the rivers are at their fullest with the melting snow coming off the mountains above. In Chamonix there are many qualified instructors waiting to take you on this great adventure and there are levels to suit all. Whether it is your first time or you are looking to push yourself on some of the challenging grades this area has to offer. A short trip through the tunnel also takes you into Italy, on the other side of Mont Blanc, where further rapids await. 

Golf in Chamonix

Chamonix is a fabulous area to hold an 18 hole golf course. With such a fantastic backdrop of Mont Blanc massif range, it is hard to beat for a setting, as you tee off from this great spot you can enjoy prime views of some of the greatest mountain ranges in Chamonix including Les Drus, La Verte and of course not forgetting the famous Mont Blanc. After a round of golf, La Cabane restaurant is a great spot right on the golf course to enjoy a fantastic lunch or a round of drinks, serving fantastic food and boasts a beautiful sunny terrace overlooking the course. Golf in Chamonix Golf in Chamonix is a must for everyone – beginner or pro.

Adventure Parks

Chamonix is home to a huge variety of adventure parks during the summer months. This is an adrenaline based activity that allows you to climb through the forests on a variety of ropes and ladders, whist being safely harnesses in. This activity in Chamonix caters particularly well for families, with smaller courses for the younger children. However, they also cater well for the older and more adventuresses of people, which include jumping from a zip wire suspended high in the air over lakes and walking on rope ladders in some of the tallest trees! 

Walking and Hiking 

For those of you who wish to explore the mountains, but without such extremes that climbing can bring, there are over 400 miles of hiking paths to enjoy, again with something for everyone. You can enjoy some challenge day trips or venture out for a long weekend camping in the mountains staying in refuges as you go, on simply enjoy a relaxing stroll along the valley floor taking in the wildlife and enjoying  the stunning mountain range that surrounds you. With so much to choose from, you will have no trouble finding a route that is perfect for your group. 

Getting to Chamonix

Chamonix also benefits for being a very easy resort to get to. It is just an hour’s drive from Geneva airport making is accessible for short or long stays alike, and is a popular place to visit from the UK for even just a weekend. If you fly into Geneva hiring a car is simple but can be expensive. Alternatively and always the cheaper option is to book an Airport transfer. Chamonixfirst offers Geneva Chamonix Airport transfers and operate all year round making them a very convenient choice for all travellers.

If you choose to drive from the UK then either the euro tunnel or the Ferry is a popular chose. The motorways running through France make getting here straight forward with less traffic to contend with than that of the UK or other surrounding countries which surround France.

 

 

Phil is a keen photographer with a love for nature. Living in Chamonix which is located in the French Alps, Phil has endless amounts of scenery to shoot and the dramatic seasons certainly make things exciting and every image different. Working for Chamonixfirst collecting clients from Geneva airport and bringing them to Chamonix town allows Phil great opportunities to speak to people visiting Chamonix from around the world