Join us in France for an amazing Alpine adventure! :D
We will take you to one of the most beautiful high mountain areas in the world, staying right at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif. The hiking here is world class with Alpine scenery that seduces the senses and elevates the spirit!
These are mountain landscapes on a colossal scale and Mont-Blanc is the highest peak in Europe. An area of glaciers, icy lakes, remote mountain passes, high meadows and sun-dappled forests.
Although best known for skiing, the Chamonix region is a playground for hikers and this is a perfect time to go when the weather is generally settled and the winter snows are still many weeks away. We are spoiled for choice here as the Alps can offer epic challenges or quiet exhilaration. No words can really do these mountains justice!
This is also a wonderful part of France for delicious Alpine cuisine. We will actually be staying very near to Switzerland and it is easy enough to pop across the border not only for hikes but also for a bit of traditional Swiss fare. Local people are of course very proud of their fine AOC (Apellation d'Origine Contrôlée) cheeses produced here.
There is also simply just so much superb hiking options and the networks of trails are endless. We could keep busy exploring for many, many weeks if only we had the time!
This trip does not involve technical mountaineering nor the ascent to the summit of Mont-Blanc. However, the hikes will be challenging so you need to have a reasonable level of hiking fitness.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
7 nights apartment accommodation - rooms are twin-share. All apartments are excellent and we are very lucky to be able to enjoy such a high standard of accommodation at these prices.
Carte d'Hôte pass - unlimited travel on buses and trains for journeys between Servoz and Vallorcine.
Logistical support and planning.
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Food kitty - the apartments have self-catering facilities.
Restaurant meals - the region is famous for its cuisine.
Entrance fees for optional visits, cable car & chair lift, etc.
Flights & airport transfers.
Alpine guide. This is a self guided walking holiday. Please remember that you hike and join our organised itineraries at your own risk. It is important that you understand that you are responsible for your own safety.
Recommended maps for this trek are available locally and we advise that you never hike alone.
Flights are not yet available but last time the plan was as follows:
The meeting point is at Geneva Airport on Saturday 3 September at 13:30. We will drop you off at Geneva Airport at 12:30 on Saturday 10 September.
Our recommended flights:
• OUTBOUND - Saturday 2 September
easyJet flight EZS8472
Departs - 10:45 Gatwick
Arrives - 13:20 Geneva
• INBOUND - Saturday 9 September
easyJet flight EZS8475
Departs - 14:35 Geneva
Arrives - 15:05 Gatwick
Flights are currently only £68 return so it is best to book early!
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Please email [masked] as soon as you send payment so that we can confirm everything with you. Thanks. :)
This trip is recommended for fit and experienced hikers.
SAFETY: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
VISA: Please check with the French & Swiss embassies if you need a visa to travel there. France is within the Shengen zone. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary documents, including visa.
INSURANCE: You will need to have travel insurance and provide details before travel. It is strongly recommended to have this in place at the time of paying for this holiday or the flight.
It is also essential that you take out travel insurance that covers hiking activities up to 4000 meters.
The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at competitive rates https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx.
I love the outdoors and hiking.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.