Top Five Activities in Chamonix

Published on October 17, 2014
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Top 5 Activities in Chamonix...aside from skiing of course!


1.    THE STEP INTO THE VOID 

One of the best attractions in the Chamonix valley !

On the summit terrace of Aiguille du Midi, this new glass structure allows site visitors to control their vertigo and experience over 1000 meters of space under their feet in total safety!

http://www.compagniedumontblanc.co.uk/step-void-7366


 2.    TANDEM FLIGHT 

The Mont-Blanc region is certainly the most beautiful playground for paragliding.

Jump-in for a magic trip through the air! Enjoy, with a qualified instructor, some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps and retain intense and moving memories of your flight through the valley.

A wonderful experience!

http://www.chamonix.com/paragliding,38,en.html


 3.    THE VALLEE BLANCHE 

Enjoy this unforgettable glacier ski run, deep into the Mont-Blanc range!

The Vallée Blanche is a 20km high mountain route on glacial terrain.

You start the descent from the top of Aiguille du Midi and ski down the glacier between seracs and crevasses to Chamonix, in a magical environment

You don’t need to be an expert skier, just be comfortable on your skis and follow your High Mountain Guide’s every move (it’s highly recommended to hire one).

 

4.   PANORAMIC FLIGHTS 

To discover in total safety the majesty of the Mont-Blanc Massif, what better than a helicopter flight? Depart from the helicopter base in Argentière and soar like an eagle over Chamonix's mythical summits.

http://chamonix-helico.fr/en/

 

5.   THEMATIC WALKS 

A multitude of thematic hikes are proposed for every type of hiker:

  • PHOTO WALKS

An original way to discover, meet, and photograph Chamonix inhabitants and their ‘way of life’. The photographer Teresa Kaufman is well-known in France and in Great Britain  for her book « Thérèse et ses deux frères » as well as for her magazine articles on the Alps. 
http://www.chamonix.com/teresa-kaufman-les-promenades-photo-de-teresa,art-culture-and-discovery,48-11114-sitraCOS820956,en.html

  • BOTANICAL WALKS

Creation of “magic potions” (or in other words our grandmothers’ remedies ) by using natural plants. 

Create your own cosmetic products and organic elixirs (creams, ointments, syrups, teas…)

Outings : come and collect pine buds to make a syrup, pick wild garlic to make pesto or harvest birch saps with a picnic basket in your hands ! Workshop www.edelweiss-mont-blanc.com

  • HUSKY WALKING

For adults and children, the relationship with the animal represents a real motivation for walking!

Easy walks and longer distances without fatigue, a special bond with your animal, a new way to experience nature’s pleasures along the journey.

http://www.huskydalen.com/

http://www.evasion-nordique.com

 

 

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