- All breakfasts and 6 dinners are included in the price of the trip. The list below provides an indication of what this will consist of: Breakfast ‐yoghurt, cereal, ham, cheese, gluten free bread, fruit compote , fresh fruits, bread, jam, croissant and hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate). Dinner ‐typically 3 courses. Mains include tartiflettes, mountain dishes, pork, chicken, fish. Vegetarian options available. For lunch it is possible to order a sandwich or picnic from the hotel or buy food from a local shop.
- All breakfasts and 2 dinners are included in the price of the trip.
- Guided Group
- Cross-country skiing
- Accom: hotel/lodge
- New trip
- Winter Adventures
Start Les Contamines.
Start Les Contamines, nestled in the foothills of Mont Blanc.
Half day cross-country skiing in Les Contamines area.
Our first day begins with taking a transfer by public bus to the cross-country ski tracks. Sitting at the foot of Mont Blanc, Les Contamines offers 25km of Piste for all range of abilities, with tracks both in the forest and in the open. It is a perfect introduction to this beautiful area and there is a restaurant near Chapelle Notre dame where you can have a well-deserved coffee break. The free afternoon can be used for relaxation or further exploring.
Half day guided snowshoe walk along an old Roman track; afternoon free for downhill skiing or relax.
Following a short transfer to the end of Les Contamines valley, we will put on our snowshoes and begin our walk along an old Roman track. On this day we will explore a very picturesque area of alpine meadows and well preserved old chalets. We will also be able to see geological features such as moraines. In the afternoon you will have option of cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or exploring the area.
Guided tour of Chamonix with optional visits to the Cristal museum and the Alpine museum; afternoon train to Mer de Glace for short snowshoe walk.
After a transfer to Chamonix by public bus, we will have a guided tour of the area and the opportunity to visit the museums. We then take the Montenvers train to the Mer de Glace and enjoy a picnic break, followed by a short snowshoe walk in some of the most spectacular scenery of the French Alps. We return to Les Contamines at the end of the afternoon.
Free day in Chamonix.
A day at your own leisure. There is the option to take the public bus to Chamonix for sightseeing and shopping, or perhaps take the bus to the famous thermal bath town Saint Gervais. There are many other options available, such as cross-country skiing and downhill skiing (lessons available).
Transfer to Megeve; half day dog sledding.
We travel by private transport to the Mont du Villard Nord near Megeve, where each of us will have the opportunity to lead a sledge for more than 30 minutes, allowing us to get a good feel for this activity. There is also the opportunity to stay a little longer with the dogs and learn more about dogsledding. We then return to Les Contamines for a free afternoon to practice cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or simply to relax.
Full day guided snowshoe outing.
After a 5 minute transfer, our snowshoe begins in the direction of Mont Blanc. Once at Truc chalet, we will discover fantastic high mountain scenery being at the foot of Domes des Miagnes (3640m), Aiguille de Bionnassay (4062m) and the giant glaciers of the Mont Blanc range. It is also possible to spot wildlife like Chamoix, Ibex or deer.
End Les Contamines.
End Les Contamines.