Summer trips to Chamonix

Chamonix is renowned for its ski resorts and winter sports, but it is also a very popular destination throughout the summer and has a wealth of outdoor activities to choose from. As the last of the snow melts, the mountains around Chamonix transform into a lush, green playground for summer sport enthusiasts! There is something for everyone, be it paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, canyoning, golf, via ferrata or simply strolling around the streets of Chamonix with its rich array of traditional architecture and local heritage.


Some of our favourite walks


Le Lac Blanc hike:

good level of fitness required as this is more of a technical hike and you will need to take at least some basic equipment with you. However, it is definitely worth the effort and you might even want to stay up there all day! Be careful not to miss the last cable car though, as you may have to walk all the way down to the bottom! 

Le Chalet La Floria:

nestled in the heart of the forest at an altitude of 1350 metres, the chalet 'La Floria' is open in all seasons offering a place for tourists and hikers to relax looking out over the mountains. The chalet is only an hour's walk away from the hotel up the hillside, no need to use the cable car. 


L'Aiguille du Midi and La Mer de Glace (via the Montenvers train)

are two of the must-see places to visit in Chamonix. L'Aiguille du Midi is the epitome of a unique high altitude hike.

Experienced hikers should allow around 8 hours to complete the loop without any means of transport but only those with a high level of fitness should attempt this dizzying ascension on foot! However, you can also get to the top via the Montenvers train or L'Aiguille cable car.

To reach La Mer de Glace, the station for the Montenvers rack-and-pinion train is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel. At the top, take the path which leads to Le Plan de l'Aiguille, also known as the 'balconnord' (north facing balcony). Not only will you have spectacular views of Mont Blanc from the train, but you will also avoid the (very) long queues for L'Aiguille du Midi cable car.

Allow around 2½ hours for this relatively easy walk which is sure to leave you with many unforgettable memories.


Guided tours of the town

at an altitude of 1035 metres: contact Jacques Delachanal on +33 (0)4 50 53 11 24 – +33 (0)6 12 58 69 12 - Traincham.com – contact@traincham.com. Jacques offers guided tours of magnificent Chamonix from behind the wheel of his little train!


Our partners: for all your sporting needs this summer!

Kailash Adventure: ice climbing, paragliding, canyoning and via ferrata in Chamonix http://www.kailashadventure.com/

Chamonix Leisure Park: +33 (0)4 50 53 08 97 - www.chamonixparc.com
Chamonix Leisure Park offers a whole range of activities starting from 3 years of age:

  • Summer toboggan run
  • Amusement park (there are over 12 games and rides to choose from: giant slides, trampolines, zip lines, mechanical excavators, electric motorbikes, a giant swing, nautic jet and many more!)
  • Adventure trail


Pierre Bernier: high altitude mountain guide - +33 (0)6 86 67 26 47 - +33 (0)4 50 18 45 96 - pierre.bernier74@orange.fr


Winter activities

Restaurants in Chamonix

Our personal favourites