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Randonnée Journée - Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix

The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix accompanies you to discover the incredible diversity of mountain life.

Hiking Randonnée Journée - Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)
Average length : 6h
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Enjoy the exceptional beauty of the mountain landscapes of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Massif on a day hike.
Whatever your level of experience and fitness, our family-friendly hikes will introduce you to the mountain flora and fauna, and to places steeped in centuries of history. If you'd like to try your hand at trail walking or discover edible plants, the half-day option is for you.

Weekly program of day outings
Shady routes suitable for hot weather

The detailed program is available on our premises, and changes every week on the basis of the following themes:

Chamonix valley mountain pastures: Monday
In the pretty village of Vallorcine, meet the mountain farmers. Between tradition and modernity, they'll tell you all about the evolution of mountain farming, and you'll enjoy a tasting of their local produce. Difference in altitude: 700m

High altitude lakes facing Mont Blanc: Tuesday
Discover the mythical places that have made the Chamonix Valley famous. Enjoy exceptional panoramic views of Mont Blanc and high altitude lakes reflecting the snow-capped peaks. Difference in altitude: 500m - 700m

Glacier des Bossons: Wednesday
Hike to the foot of one of Europe's largest glacier tongues. The melting of the Bossons glacier has recently formed a lake with a distinctive turquoise color. Ascent: 700m

Looking elsewhere: Thursday
Leave the Chamonix Valley for other mountains and landscapes. A selection of the most beautiful hikes in the Mont Blanc region (Val Monjoie, Aravis, Haut Giffre...) to discover the natural and cultural heritage of Haute-Savoie: Difference in altitude: 700m - 1000m

Biodiversity: Friday
Outing dedicated to the consequences of global warming in the Mont-Blanc massif. Difference in altitude: 700 - 1000m


Sunrise at Les Ayères : Tuesday

We leave the Guides' company early in the morning for a refreshing sunrise hike. Our minibus takes us to the starting point of this excursion. Depending on the departure date, we may use headlamps to start our ascent towards Lac Vert. Nature awakens and the rising sun bathes the summit of Mont-Blanc in its rosy rays.
As we continue our ascent, we may be lucky enough to spot deer, roe deer and ibex as we make our way towards the Ayères mountain pasture. You'll be privileged to enjoy the peace and quiet of this site, far from the hustle and bustle of early morning hikers who've been up later. We head back down mid-morning to be back before lunchtime.
A cool early-morning hike offers a unique experience, allowing you to take full advantage of the beauty of nature and the Alpine landscape.
Difference in altitude: 600m - Meeting point 4:00 am Cie des Guides

Sunset at Chailloux: Wednesday

We begin a magnificent ascent towards Pierre Blanche, the gateway to the Carlaveyron Nature Reserve. Our destination is the Chailloux mountain pasture, where we may spot a few chamois enjoying the cool, quiet evening.
Once we've arrived, we settle down to enjoy our picnic lunch while gazing at a superb sunset over the majestic Mont Blanc massif. It's a privileged moment to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the mountains.
The descent takes place at dusk, as night gradually falls. Equipped with our headlamps, we make our way in complete safety to our starting point at around 11pm.
This hike offers a unique experience, combining the splendor of Alpine scenery, the tranquility of the evening and wildlife observation.
Difference in altitude: 600m - RDV 17h30 Cie des Guides

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    Adult: from 53 €.


    Languages spoken : English, French


    From 15/06 to 30/09, daily.

    Average length : 6h


    Maison de la Montagne 190 place de l'Eglise 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Start near : Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)

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    Information update on 30/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc