Chamonix, in France, is easily reached from other European and worldwide destinations by road, rail, coach or plane. Geneva is the closest international airport, only 1h15 by road, making shared transfers, buses or trains easy to arrange. Please contact us if you need further advice on your specific travel requirements
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity. As we will be travelling in the mountains, you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. For further details, please ensure you have carefully read the Insurance section of our website.
This trip will run once a minimum number of 8 guests have booked, and we will take a maximum of 10 guests. Our trips all have a limited group size, for reasons of safety and enjoyment. We advise you not to make your travel arrangements until the trip is guaranteed to run.
If you consider yourselves a ‘hill-walking’ family then this is for you. These trips involve longer days at an altitude of up to 2800m (9184ft) on good paths and tracks. A good level of fitness is required as these treks can involve considerable amounts of ascent and descent and the occasional difficult day on rougher paths. There may be an occasional day with ascents/descents of up to 1250m (4100ft). We would expect you to have previous experience of walking on consecutive days in the mountains, and have experience of hiking in bad weather. Expect to walk 5-7 hours per day.
You should be confident that everyone in the family is comfortable with these daily distances and ascents, especially the younger members of the family.
On each walking day, there will be vehicle support to carry your luggage to the next overnight stop. To make things efficient during the luggage transfer process, and to prevent any losses, please keep luggage to a minimum. We would suggest one bag of no more than 15 kgs (33lbs). We will supply you with a label to ensure your bag can be easily identified by our transfer drivers. Please make sure you can carry your own bag as many hotels do not have 'lifts'.
Please note that on the night we walk to the Rifugio Bonatti there is no access to your luggage. On this occasion we will each carry a few extra overnight items in our rucksack, for example a small wash kit, a few extra items of clothing, a head torch, and sheet sleeping bag liner. Your guide will help you with our decisions when packing for the Rifugio.
Summer mountain weather can vary considerably. It is generally good in the Alps with lovely days, but it can deliver everything from glorious sunshine, to rain, fog, high winds and even snow. Temperatures can reach over 30°Celsius (86°F) in July and August, but can drop to 5°Celsius (41°F) on the high passes, or 'Cols' as they are known in the Alps. Essentially you should be prepared for any eventuality. The average temperatures range from 15-25°Celsius (59-77°F) in the valleys and 5-15°Celsius (41-59°F) on the passes.
We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. You can read our full policy here.
Due to the specialised nature of our trips, we work with a select number of partners to help ensure your trip reaches its minimum group size to be guaranteed to run. The companies we work with reflect our own ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer to our guests.
Prices may vary depending on date.
|Code||Start date||Return date||Dates||Price||Status|
|FMB1 18||Sat 06 Jul||Sat 13 Jul||
Sat 06 Jul - Sat 13 Jul
Code: FMB1 18
|Price: £1075||Spaces available||Book|
|FMB2 18||Sat 03 Aug||Sat 10 Aug||
Sat 03 Aug - Sat 10 Aug
Code: FMB2 18
|Price: £1075||Spaces available||Book|