Chamonix Valley is a beautiful walking area with forests, glaciers, lakes and soaring rocky peaks. Discover the diverse natural beauty and wildlife scattered throughout the valley. Walks are well sign-posted and accessible either from the valley floor or by cable car (open usually from 15th June to mid September). If you are using lifts, it is very important, especially at the end of your journey, to check when the lift closes as you will face a long and potentially difficult walk back down to the valley floor if you miss the last one. The valley offers 350 km of superbly maintained hiking trails, with 160 different itineraries offering walks adapted to all. Walk along the river through the forest, higher up looking at the flora and wildlife or walking on a glacier. Experience the wonderful panoramas!
Tour of Mont-Blanc
The Mont Blanc Tour is a tour hike of 200 km in medium-altitude mountains in France, Switzerland, and Italy. It is suitable for all mountain walkers who are used to hiking on all kind of trails, carrying a backpack.This hike normally takes between eight to ten days including a six to eight hours daily walk. You will make stops according to your physical abilities and weather conditions.
Gear and Clothing
For gear, lightweight boots, waterproofs and a mobile phone with the PGHM’s number on it (+33 (0) 4 50 53 16 89) are essential. Don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip protection. From the months of June to August shorts may be sufficient. Always carry drinking water and make sure to check our website for the weather forecast before you set off. Beware of patches of old snow, especially early in the season, in some instances crampons and trekking poles will be useful; take local advice or check for more information on the risk of trekking.