Doing more in Chamonix, France
Set at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a traditional alpine town in the Savoie Mont Blanc region offering fabulous mountain scenery and unrivalled activities.
At a Glance
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- Price guide:
- Prices for a long weekend in mid June (3 nights) are from as little as £76 per person for 4 sharing an apartment in La Ginabelle or from £38 per person for 4 sharing in La Riviere
- Top 5 things to do:
1. Visit the Aiguille du Midi - if the weather is right take the Hellbronner cable car to Italy
2. Walk on the Brevent side of the valley for the most amazing views of Mont Blanc
3. Hire a bike and cycle along the river to Les Praz or for the more adventerous mountain bike at Le Tour
4. Take the Montenvers railway to the bottom of the 'Mer du Glace' gondola
5. Eat a big ice cream walking round the town centre!
- Resort Amenities:
- There is a pharmacy in the centre of Chamonix and several ATM's are located around the town. There are lots of supermarkets and the town is full of restaurants, bars and cafe's. The sports centre is also excellent.
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- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
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Summer Holidays in Chamonix
Mountaineers from all over the world descend on Chamonix during the summer months to take part in a huge range of activities.
Whether you wish to try your hand at one activity like rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking, horse riding or paragliding, or if you just want to take a stroll and enjoy the wonderful scenery there really is something for everyone.
The town itself offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and boutiques and has excellent nightlife thanks to the numerous pubs and nightclubs. Chamonix also plays host to a number of events during the summer including a marathon around Mont Blanc in June and the world rock climbing championships in July.
A Mont Blanc Unlimited lift pass is available which gives access to the numerous ski lifts and mountain trains, providing access to hundreds of kilometres of walks and mountain bike trails and some majestic views.
The Aiguille du Midi lift – the world’s highest vertical ascent cable car – is well worth a visit. Not only are the views from the summit (3,842m) spectacular, you’ll also get a great view of the famous Mont Blanc peak.
The town has a large number of supermarkets, café’s and banks, with internet access available from the local tourist office. The sports centre has an excellent swimming pool, squash courts and fitness room, and there are a huge number of other activities to explore.
The majority of ski lifts will be open for the summer months, although during low-season some will be closed.
We offer a range of 4 night and 7 night packages with activities included - details can be seen at Activities in Chamonix
Activities include (but are not limited to) canyoning, climbing, hiking, via ferrata, rafting, hyrdrospeeding and much more besides.
If you would like an activity package for your Group or family, email us your dates, group size and activity preferences and we can get back to you with a tailored quote.
Festivals & Events
Chamonix is a resort alive withe events during the summer - details can be seen at events
These can be combined with all our accommodations - early booking advisable as the events do prove popular
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Activities & Packages
Whilst on your holiday, there are lots of things you can do - whether you are skiing or on a summer break, Zenith have searched the resort to identify a range of activities to keep you smiling throughout your holidays - enjoy!
Listed first are the activity packages and the package deals - then we detail all the activities and experiences that we can offer in the resort on an individual basis.
If you would prefer a tailored package, email us your preferences
Valid for guests staying in certain hotels this card will give you lots of FREE advantages - free train, boat trips, swimming pools, museums - see full list
Dog hiking “Cani-rando” in French: Exploring nature with a dog as your most faithful friend. Dog hiking consists in letting yourself be pulled by a Nordic dog, guiding it by your voice and precise gestures.
If you haven’t tried canyoning before, you’re in for a real treat. Prices are from £58 per person - click the image for more info
If you have got ‘little ones’ to entertain then be sure to plan some time to visit the ‘Les Planards’ adventure park area located in the centre of town
Chamonix offers just about every outdoor sport to its visitors. Not content with the amazing mountains or maybe a wet weather day be sure to test the facilities at the Richard Bozen Sports Centre.
Chamonix is the climbing capital of Europe - Try the climbing school, a beginners course or if you have lots of experience already sign up for an advanced course...
The 300 sq m Deep Nature Spa offers Algotherm treatments and is staffed by 8 beauticians.
There are endless hiking routes to explore for all levels of fitness. Whether you want to take a stroll along the river or take one of the lifts and head up into the mountains you’re sure to find something to suit. Why not join a group for a guided hike
This pass is a great way to get around the mountains in Chamonix in the summer and can save you money if you plan on using more than one lift during your stay.....
Included within the Chamonix Multi pass, but worth a particular mention is the excursion to the Mer de glace using the Montenvers railway.
A superb network of trails, all graded by difficulty and well signposted, are close by for you to explore - join a group to be guided in Chamonix or Les Gets...
One of the ‘must-do’ activities! Enjoy a panoramic flight with an experienced pilot and admire some of the most breathtaking peaks in the Alps.
The Parc de Merlet is located above Les Houches and offers guests the opportunity to see some local wildlife in a controlled yet complimentary way
Smartsave France offers visitors the opportunity to save 20% on top French attractions. No pre-pay, registration or restrictions, simply print & save!
A great introduction to the rock face in the Chamonix valley. Using cables and an iron ladder that is built into the rock face to assist your ascent this is a a good first step towards rock climbing...
Try rafting, hydrospeeding or canoe rafting (hot dogging) on one of the rivers near Chamonix or acrss the border on the Dora Baltea river in Italy....
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Short Breaks in Chamonix
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