Route from Geneva to Chamonix

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Montreux / Chamonix
  • Distance 102 km / 63 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    June - September
  • Price From $1,465

Overview

The route from Geneva to Chamonix will take you on a true Alpine walk, through rocky terrain, forests and green meadows taken advantage of by farmers in the region. Start beside the beautiful Lake Geneva and end at the imposing Mont Blanc.

A continuous ascent will show you the natural beauty of Switzerland and France and allow you to go on the GR 5 route, recognized worldwide by passionate walkers.

If you want a holiday with stunning views, diversity of landscapes and varied terrain, then this route will definitely be a great option. You'll tour Mont de Grange, Col de Bise and Sixt-Passy, Haute-Savoie's largest nature reserve.

  • Walk across the Swiss-French border.
  • The high mountains will allow you to appreciate authentic Alpine landscapes.
  • Enjoy friendly stays in mountain hotels.
  • End your holiday in Chamonix with the possibility of excursions to Mont Blanc.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Private accommodation and one night in a shared dormitory
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 suppers
    • Transfers according to itinerary
    • Information dossier with maps and route details
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified meals
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Transfer to Montreux and Chamonix
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Hotel room upgrades (subject to availability)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    We recommend you to travel to Geneva Airport to start your holidays, from there you can take a direct train to Chamonix.

    On your return, we recommend you book a private transfer to Geneva more comfortably, or if you prefer, you can take a bus.

    FAQs

    This route is available between June and September, the ideal time for walking.

    Between June and July, you will be able to experience the flowering season, while during August, it can be very busy being the main holiday month in France and several European countries.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Your luggage cannot be taken to the Chesery Refuge and the Moëde d'Anterne Refuge due to the long distances between the mountain refuges. For this reason, it will be necessary for you to take a light pack with you on these days, and we will deliver your luggage to you the following day.

    This route has a medium-high difficulty level, including considerable ascents and varied terrain that include the use of stirrups and stairs embedded in the rocks.

    To do this route you must be an experienced walker and have an optimal physical condition.