A flower-lover
A flower-lover's paradise... 
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£880.00 (2017)
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7 nights
7 B&B, 2 evening meals, 1 picnic
Luggage transfers between hotels
Hard
3 - 6½ hours per day
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Chamonix and the French Alps
Le Pays du Mont Blanc
How to get there:

ARRIVING BY AIR

The best airport for both European and intercontinental flights is Geneva. 

 

Flight information can change rapidly. Please do check for yourself directly with the airlines' websites before finalising any booking with us and do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have provisionally reserved accommodation for you

 

Land by: 16:00  (14:30 Sat/Sun/public holidays)

Return flight earliest: 13:00 if transfer by train, possibly earlier if available bus) 

Land by/earliest return times not applicable if using pre-booked taxi

 

Fly to Geneva from UK and Eire airports:

Bristol Easyjet;

Dublin Aer Lingus;

Edinburgh Easyjet;

Gatwick Easyjet, BA (not daily), Monarch (not daily);

Heathrow BA, Swiss;

Liverpool Easyjet (not daily); 

London City BA, Swiss;

Luton Easyjet;

Manchester Easyjet, Monarch (not daily);

 

See "Getting to the start of the walk" below for transfer information

 

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

Nearest railway stations:

Start: St Gervais-Le Fayet

End: Chamonix Les Bossons

 

Typical rail journey from UK via Paris:

London: Eurostar to Paris (N), transfer to Paris Lyon for the TGV to St Gervais-les-Bains-Le-Fayet. ~9.5 hrs.

Chamonix Les Bossons:  10 minute local train to Chamonix Mont Blanc, then TGV direct to Paris Lyon.  Transfer to Paris (N) for Eurostar for London St Pancras International.  ~13.5 hrs.

See www.seat61.com/France.htm - there is a click through to choose your town of arrival and departure, and a warning note about the timetable...

Getting to the start of the walk:

The first hotel is in Les Contamines and the final one in Les Bossons/Chamonix. The following information will help you with transfers from Geneva airport. For transfers from train stations, see above.

 

Geneva airport:


Outward: Pre-booked taxi transfer (advised owing to major works on the public transport system) from Geneva airport to first hotel 1½ hrs - there is a bus 3 times daily from the airport to Les Contamines, but it could mean a long wait after your flight arrival. An alternative is chamexpress.com - click into Geneva/Chamonix transfers and then choose Les Contamines, and custom drop off point. 

 

Return: Via the scenic Mont Blanc Express train service or either a shared taxi transfer with chamexpress.com, OR a pre-booked (through us) taxi transfer from Chamonix to Geneva Airport c. 1½ hrs OR a train from Chamonix les Bossons to Chamonix Gare, and a bus from Chamonix Gare to the airport - 3 buses daily at wide intervals.

 

For pre-bookable taxi costs, see "Prices".

 

Full transfer advice, including timetables, is provided in your Walkers' Pack. Contact us if you would like additional pre-booking information