Hike the French Alps!

KSA Hike the Alps Adventurers Trips August 6-13, 2018

This trip, to Chamonix, France, is geared to active adults of all ages. Most participants come from North America and Israel, but the trip is open to all countries.

Chamonix-Mont Blanc attracts tourists from around the world, mountaineers, hikers or just families. It is the third most visited natural site in the  world. The Mont-Blanc chain is 30 km long by 10 km wide, 28 summits of more than 4,000 m, the rooftop of Europe (4,810 m), set on the French, Italian and Swiss borders. Thanks to the skilifts and gondollas, the capital of mountaineering allows to reduce the time of approach and to reach the high-mountain and its glaciers.

Trip Activities

These are the main activities for the Chamonix Adventurers Hiking Trip. The hikes are geared to healthy adults aged 18 to 65. Most days there will be a moderate group hike in the morning with a picnic lunch, followed by afternoon options including a more challenging group hike, sports activities, shopping in town, jacuzzi at the chalet, and free time. The exact schedule of hikes and activities will depend on the weather.

Aiguille Du Midi

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Cable Car to Summit (3842 meters)
Peak Terraces Overlooking the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland
Optional “Step into the Void” Glass Observatory
Glacier View from Panoramic Terraces
Cable Car down to Midpoint – Plan De l’Aiguille)
Walk to Lac Bleu & Picnic at Lake
Down to Chamonix on Plan De Aiguille cablecar

Le Tour

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Ascend Caramillon and Les Autannes Cablecars to Col De Balme
Enter Switzerland
Croix De Fer Ridge Walk
Aiguille des Posettes
Cross Col De Balme Plateau back To Caramillon

La Flegere

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Cable Car in Les Praz
Index Chair to Top
Grand Balcon Sud: Hike to Lac Blanc
Descend Index and Flegere Lifts to Les Praz
Climb to Cascade de la Berard
Cross Valley to Refuge de la Berard

Le Brevent

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Cable Car to PlanPraz
Gondola to Le Brevent Summit Outlook opposite Mont Blanc
Walk down to PlanPraz
Watch ParaGliders
Grand Balcon Sud Balcony Walk across to top of La Flegere
Index Lift to Peak and Crest Walk 1
Descent on Index Lift and Flegere cable car

Mer De Glace and Ice Caves

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Via Cog Railway

Glacier des Bossons

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Chairlift and short walk to a Chalet overlooking the glacier, where you see calving – large chunks of ice breaking off from the glacier.
Optional hike to the second chalet

Les Gorges de la Diosaz at Servoz

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Scenic gorge and waterfall walk

Lac Des Gaillands

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Optional Activities

rafting

White Water Rafting on L’Arve River
Argentiere Grands Montets
Bicycling Trails – Downhill or Electric Bike
Horseback Riding through forests and valleys
Early morning runs
Swimming at the Sports Centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and hammam
Tennis
Squash
Ice Skating
Bowling
Cinema
Alpine Museum
Shopping