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French & Italian Alps Walking: From Megeve to Chamonix & Courmayeur
|from $4,298* per person||6 Days||July-September|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 5|
|Operator: Backroads||24 people max|
- Geneva airport, switzerland
- Active & Adventure trips
The setting is captivating: needle-sharp peaks soaring above flower-filled meadows. Storybook villages and forested foothills mirrored in pure blue lakes. And majestic Mont Blanc, towering above it all. Warmhearted people with a knack for enjoying the finer things in life - like climbing mountains and relishing views of their glorious "backyard." And a pleasing mélange of rustic and chic, where cozy alpine chalets rub elbows with posh boutiques and restaurants. Join us in one of Earth's epic landscapes. And experience mountain life from two perspectives: français and italiano. Doubly sublime.
- Meander in glamorous Megève, tucked in the Mont Blanc foothills
- Savor glorious views during high-altitude randonnées from forested valleys to dazzling meadows thick with wildflowers
- Soak up the scene in the famed alpine center of Chamonix, amid rock spires, glaciers and saw-edged peaks
- Get your adrenaline fix on a glacier walk with expert haute montagne guides
- Say buon giorno to Mont Blanc's Italian side
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ItineraryDay 1 Meander in glamorous Megève, tucked in the Mont Blanc foothills. Once a simple farming village, Megève now brims with luxury boutiques and is a delight to explore on foot. Or warm up with a hike in the hills above town.
Day 2 Savor glorious views during high-altitude walks from forested valleys to dazzling meadows thick with wildflowers. A cable car whisks us to 5,175 feet to start our trek - don't worry, there's plenty of climbing left for your legs! Camera handy? Spectacular vistas of Mont Blanc steal the show. Fuel up with a lunch of regional specialties, including homemade cheeses, at a high-mountain farm.
Day 3 Soak up the scene in the famed alpine center of Chamonix, surrounded by a spellbinding tableau of rock spires, glaciers and saw-edged peaks. Mountaineers from the prestigious Compagnie des Guides Chamonix lead you to incredible Lac Blanc at the top of the world - at least it feels that way! Jaw-dropping views of Mont Blanc are yours to admire from the famed Helbronner Gondola.
Days 4-6 Get your adrenaline fix as you trek with expert haute montagne guides across the Glacier du Géant, up and over Mont Blanc - welcome to Italy! Dive into a new language and cuisine - perhaps starting with a capuccino? - and hike the gorgeous Val Ferrat. Stroll the pedestrian-friendly streets of Courmayeur, or if tired muscles protest, indulge in a massage at the hotel spa beneath the shadow of Mont Blanc.