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Multi-activity in Chamonix
This page lists some of the multi-activies you could consider. The Chamonix valley is as popular in summer, as during the winter, and this page outlines some of the most popular activities.
Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing
Icicle offers everything from a day on a glacier to an ascent of Mont Blanc or the Matterhorn. In the winter we also offer ice climbing, ski Guiding and winter mountaineering ascents. If you have any queries, either look at the Icicle website or e-mail the UK office on climb@icicleUK.com.
Mountain Biking
The Chamonix area is famed for its mountain biking trails, and the most popular regions are La Tour, Contamines, Les Gets and Morzine. You can get free mountain biking trail guide from the Chamonix Tourist Office. Mountain bike rental is easy either from near the chalet, or in Chamonix town. You can choose from all levels of bike, so can get a suitable frame and suspension for your prefered types of descents (or ascents). Cable cars in the Chamonix valley are very bike friendly, so no worries if you want to avoid any uphill all week!
There are many gorges and ravines close to Chamonix that are great for canyonning. A mountain Guide is the leader for the day, and they can take up to six clients (depending on the grade of the canyonning descent). Based on this ratio, the cost per person is £50 per person, which includes all transport, the cost of the Guide for the day, and the rental of a wetsuit and helmet. A very popular first canyonning descent is the Emmosson river on the border with Switzerland
All our paragliding flights are organised by Alain, who is both a Mountain Guide and Paragliding Instructor, not to mention that he has also climbed Everest! The most popular flight for a first time is from Planpraz in the Aiguilles Rouges, down to Chamonix. The flight lasts approximately 30 minutes, and you get amazing views across to Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi. The price for this flight is c.100 Euros, and included the use of all the equipment and pilots costs. For other flight details, see our main website paragliding page
White Water Rafting...
The river in Chamonix is fairly quiet, but descend towards Le Fayet, and it becomes a white water rapid, as does the river running through Courmayeur on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. A full day in Italy or France, with transportation and equipment (buoyancy aid etc) costs c.100 Euros each. This really is a day to remember, and you will be taken to the best rapids, under the watchful eye of a qualified white water instructor. The price can be lowered if there is a large group of six or more, so contact us for more details
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