Chamonix, in the Haute-Savaie department of France lies just 20 minutes by a Chamonix helicopter transfer from Geneva airport. With stunning scenery to go with the adrenalin inspiring sports available in the area it is easy to see why the area is so popular with visitors, many coming back year after year.
When the winter season is over and people are hanging up their ski boots and taking out their summer sandals you know the hot weather is on its way. Chamonix and the surrounding countryside has an abundance of walking, cycling, riding and running routes for those keen to make the most of the sun’s rays.
As one of the few Alpine resorts to stay open all year round, Chamonix draws all the outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers. The region really does offer visitors as much or as little as they want, from climbing on Mont Blanc to taking in a gentle round of golf.
Summer Season Activities
Due to its position between such imposing peaks, Chamonix town is a Mecca to paragliding enthusiasts as it produces very strong thermals lifting you as high as 3500m. Tandem flights are available for the beginners whilst the more experienced can arrange solo flights. Lessons are also available for those keen to learn.
Chamonix has 350kms of well marked hiking routes to suit all. With peaceful strolls to be enjoyed along the valley floor to endurance hikes to be found on the famous Tour du Mont Blanc. Enthusiasts can either complete this 160km hike that takes in France, Italy and Switzerland in nine days or pick sections to complete in your own time.
From gentle bike rides to heart pounding downhill descents the Chamonix valley offers something for everyone and is a favourite for many biking fanatics. Equipment can be hired in town from a number of proprietors.
Rafting, Hydro Speed and Canyoning
With the end of the winter season comes the thaw. This creates the perfect conditions for water sports in the valley’s rivers.
Canyoning is not for the faint hearted as it involves climbing, diving, absailing as well as swimming in very fast water. It does however allow you to see parts of the valley usually unseen from casual visitors and during brief periods of respite you can enjoy the beauty of your surroundings
If you think rafting is any calmer because you separated from the torrents by a raft you’d be mistaken. Just as adrenalin pumping, rafting involves team work and determination to meet the rivers challenges. The river Arve in Chamonix is you closest rafting course, however the river Dranse in Marzine and the Dera Battea in Italy both offer exciting challenges to be met.
Alternatively hydro speed requires participants to meet the rivers challenges head on, literally. Some claim hydro speed to be the most extreme of river sports as there is only a short board between yourself and the river bed. The trick is to swim faster than the current to beat the rapids pull and stay in control.
Chamonix is world renowned for its excellent skiing terrain, just as famous are its unique selection of challenging climbs. Both beginners and experts can take advantage of the 19 bolted outdoor routes whilst the Aiguilles Rouges, Mont Blanc Massif and of course Mont Blanc itself offer almost unlimited possibilities to those prepared to take them on.
The experienced and determined enough guides can be booked to help navigate Mont Blanc. Four days is usually set as the guideline in time to successfully scale Mont Blanc with climbers advised to take an experienced guide with them no matter what they’re level of ability.
Set in the shadow of some of the most majestic peaks in Europe the Chamonix valley golf course could never be accused of spoiling a good walk. Designed by the famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Snr the course offers golfers a truly inspiring and challenging round over 18 holes and 6076 metres.
Geneva is the ideal airport to arrive at, perfectly located it makes taking a Chamonix helicopter transfer or alternatively a Courchevel helicopter transfer a simple choice for those visiting these two fantastic resorts.
A Courchevel helicopter transfer takes as little as 30 minutes from Geneva airport to the resort, whilst a Chamonix helicopter transfer takes just 20 minutes.
Available from the airport to all major resorts in Switzerland and France it is merely a matter of jumping into a luxury helicopter charter company transfer and relaxing whilst you’re whisked to your luxury Chamonix chalet or Courchevel apartment.
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