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  • 1

    Start Les Contamines.

    Start Les Contamines.

  • 2

    Introduction to the area with a snowshoe towards the foot of Mont Joly.

    Our first day on snowshoes begins directly from the hotel as we walk up in the direction of the hamlet les Baptieu. This route is relatively undiscovered and a good introduction to the area, with some good views of Mont Blanc. Initially starting in the forest, the trail then opens up with a panorama with a small alpine village dierctly below us. If luck is also on our side, today is also a good today to potentially spot some of the wilder residents of the area such as Chamois.

  • 3

    Snowshoe to the Mayeres Chalets and explore the Aravis mountain range.

    After a transfer by private transport to the hamlet of La Charmette above Sallanches, today's snowshoe begins in the direction of the Mayeres Chalets. We will then explore the Aravis mountain range which offers a completely different perspective of the area in an open terrain. As we gain a bit of altitude during the walk today there is a possibility of seeing the whole side side of the Mont Blanc chain. Mont Blanc and Les Drus are particularly impressive to see from here. The descent will be in the fresh snow of the north east where the snow is at its best!

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    Short transfer before snowshoeing to Le Truc Auberge at the foot of Domes de Miagres and Aiguille de Bionnassay.

    After a 5 minute shuttle transfer our snowshoe begins in the direction of Mont Blanc. Once at the Truc chalet , we will truly appreciate being the high mountain sanctuary being at the foot of Domes des Miages (3640 m), Aiguille de Bionnassay (4062 m) and the giant glaciers of the Mont Blanc range. It is also possible to observe wildlife like Chamoix, Ibex or deer.

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    Free day to explore the Chamonix Valley or enjoy other winter sports.

    Free day. There are many options available: downhill skiing (lessons available), cross country skiing, a glacier walk with a UIAGM mountain guide, ice climbing, tandem paragliding, helicopter sightseeing flights over Mont Blanc, a trip on one of Europe's highest cable cars, the Aiguille du Midi, a ride on the Montenvers train to view the 'Mer de Glace', free rides on the Mont Blanc express train and local buses to Chamonix for shopping and sightseeing, visit Chamonix's sport centre with swimming pool, hamman, sauna, and gym, indoor tennis, squash...... the choice is endless.

  • 6

    Transfer to Le Plan de la Cry; follow forest tracks to a clearing with spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range.

    This morning we will take a short transfer to the village of “Le Plan de la Cry” and begin our walk by following the track into the forest. After a couple of hours we should clear the forest and the view will open up to the stunning sight of the Mont Blanc range. From here we will be able to observe the full range including the Aiguille Verte, the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc.

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    Transfer to the end of Les Contamines Valley to follow an old Roman track to Nant Borrand.

    After a short shuttle transfer to the end of Les Contamines valley, we begin by following an old Roman track. The area around here is beutiful, with a succession of Alpine meadows and old chalets still very well preserved. This day is also perfect to observe some remarkable geologic features like moraines, evidence of erosion and rocks of different types.

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    End Les Contamines.

    End Les Contamines.

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