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Sport, adventure and excursions in the French Alps

7 days and 6 nights

  • Keywords : Sport, adventure,excursions, French Alps
  • Duration : 7 Days
  • Valid days : 7 Days

You are a sports enthusiast, an outdoor lover or simply want to breathe in the fresh alpine air? This is the perfect destination for you! From the Chamonix Valley along the Massif Aravis to Annecy, you find a rich choice of activities and excursions. Climb a via ferrata and gaze over the beautiful Lac d’Annecy, Europe’s purest lake. Dare a canoe or kayak race, let the magic view of the Argentières Glacier take effect on you while hiking through the mountain paths, follow the cycling path and ride along the bank of the Lac d’Annecy or participate in a thrilling whitewater rafting excursion. Anglers and hang gliders won’t miss out on occasions to find their happiness, the choices are almost unlimited. There is something for every taste!

Itinerary map

Itinerary map

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Faverges


Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : bedroom and breakfast

Day 2: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Faverges

Ride on a saddled donkey through the Pays du Mont-Blanc

As the son of a high mountain farmer, Xavier used to spend the summer months of his childhood on a high mountain pasture with his family’s livestock. Today he is the proud owner of 25 donkeysand organizes donkey rides along the mountain tracks in the stunning scenery of the Mont-Blanc.

Your excursion starts from a small mountain village, nestling in the heights of Saint-Gervais. The tour takes about 3.5 hours. Xavier attunes the itinerary to your wishes and physical condition.You’ll enjoy the visit of a typical alpine mountain pasture with cabin.

This is an original and entertaining way to enjoy the fresh mountain air and admire the splendid panorama.

It is possible to book a two-day tour with overnight stay in a bivouac or a mountain shelter (or a mix of both). For further information, please contact us.

Duration: 3.5 hours - Xavier speaks French and English - maximum number of participants: 10 persons




Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 3: Samoëns - Faverges

Guided Rafting Tour through the Giffre Valley

The Giffre is an alpine torrent flowing through fascinating gorges and crevasses. Alain, your local river guide, provides a unique experience in the amazing mountain scenery of rocks and lush nature.

Right after the security instruction and the inspection of your equipment, grab your paddles and step in to the raft! Prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure and an adrenaline rush! Catch your breath, Alain knows how to draw your attention to the rich bird population and beaver traces. Still in search for some more thrills after the tour? Jump off the nearly five-meter high rocks into the cool water.

This is the perfect excursion for adventurous nature lovers! Thanks to professional guidance and best equipment you’ll be safe all along the rafting tour!
All participants must be capable swimmers.

Duration: approx. 2.5 hours - instructions and commentaries in French or English – maximum number of participants: 10 persons



Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 4: La Clusaz - Faverges

Guided E-Mountain Bike Tour through the Mountain Chain of the Massif des Aravis

Get on a mountain bike and follow Antonin, a professional bike guide,through the stunningpanoramic stretch from La Clusaz to the Balcons des Aravis. This e-mountain bike model was specially designed for touring long mountain sections to plateaus and peaks. You’ll have no difficulty keeping up with Antonin!

From La Clusaz you reach Grand-Bornand through gentle slopes, then you ride along the river to the Bouchet Valley until you get on a forest track in direction of Confins. After a steep climb that you manage with hardly “no effort”, you may want to take a breather and enjoy the splendid view, before you start the descent back to La Clusaz.

The high quality equipment (e-mountain bike and protection) are put at your disposal. Participants must be in normal physical condition, at ease on all-terrain and comfortable with the braking system.

Duration: approx.3.5 hours – indications and commentaries in French, English and Italian – maximum number of participants: 8 persons



Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : excursion, visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 5: Angon - Faverges

Canoyning: Beginner Tour through the Canyon d’Angon, in the Vicinity of Annecy

In the amazing scenery of the Lac d’Annecy and the Massif des Aravis,Romain, our qualified and experienced guide, takes you to the Canyon d’Angon, known for its beautiful waterfalls. It’s the perfect tour for Canyoning first timers.

The tour starts on the eastern river bank of the Lac d’Annecy and ends in the small village of Angon. Get ready for suffocating jumps, steep slides and exciting abseiling! No panic, you can fully trust your guide! After this fun experience, it’s time for a relaxing swim in the warm and pure water of the Lac d’Annecy.


Please note the safety instructions before departure. Your equipment (wetsuit, socks, harness and helmet) is provided.

Requirements: normal physical condition and capable swimmer.

Please bring: a pair of sports or hiking shoes, swimming trunks/bathing suit (to be worn underneath your wetsuit) and towel.

Duration: approx. 2 hours – instructions and commentaries in French and English – max. number of participants: 10 persons


Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 6: Annecy - Faverges

A Via Ferrata with View of the Lac d’Annecy

Anaïs is a qualified mountain guide and a ski instructor. She’ll take you to avia ferrata with a stunning view of the Lac d’Annecy, laid out in the majesty of mountains. After an easy march, you reach a dizzying via ferrata: suspended bridge, abseiling, slope and zip line! You’re in the middle of action! Don’t panic, you are guided and advised throughout the whole adventure.

Before departure please take note of the safety precautions. The equipment (climbing harness, helmet and gloves) is provided.
Please bring: sportswear, hiking boots, water and provisions.
If you’re afraid of heights, it is not advisable to participate in this tour.

Duration: approx.3 hours - Anaïs speaks French and English – maximum number of participants: 10 persons



Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 7: Chamonix - Faverges

Summer Hike to the Foot of the Glacier Argentières

Frederic is a mountain guide and invites you to a hiking tour to the foot of the Glacier Argentières, in the stunning setting of the Mont-Blanc mountain chain. The climb starts in the picturesque village du Tour.

Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful mountain panorama and the view of the peaks such as the massif of the Aiguille Verte. During the excursion you guide will tell you about glaciology, geology, fauna &flora and natural heritage. From the pretty village du Tour, a mountain track leads you directly to the shepherd’s cabin. From there you can soak up the beautiful panorama of the massif Les Aiguilles Rouges and the Glacier Argentières.

Level of difficulty: medium, you must be a good long distance walker.
Please bring: good and adequate footwear, provision, water, camera, sun protection and good mood!

Duration: approx.6 hours – commentaries in English and French – maximum number of participants: 20 persons



Night in a 2 star hotel

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Night in a 2 star hotel - Faverges

Level : 2*

At the heart of the National Park Massif des Bauges, the Hôtel de Genève is located 5 minutes from the Lac d’Annecy and 75 minutes from the Mont-Blanc: it is a perfect starting point for activities and excursions in the environments. The building of this charming and comfortable hotel served as a postal station in the 19th century and has recently been renovated. Breakfast (self-service buffet style) is being served on the terrace, facing south with view of the mountains. The hotel restaurant is open every evening and welcomes you, depending on the season, either in the dining hall or on the terrace. Each room disposes of a bathroom with toilets, a small safe and a satellite TV. Free parking space and WI-FI. Breakfast is included in the price, the visitor’s tax is to be paid on the premises.

Base 1 people : price from 1669.00 EUROS
Base 2 persons : price from 987.00 EUROS
Base 3 persons : price from 795.00 EUROS
Base 4 persons : price from 724.00 EUROS