Other activities near Chamonix

Glacier des Bossons

From the top of the Bossons village, the chair lift brings you up to 1,400m, to the approaches to the Bossons glacier, with an outstanding view of the ice-pinnacles.

An exhibition in the form of a interpretative walk relates the glacier’s fascinating history. Every panel along the path presents a particular subject, such as the life of the glacier, the Little Ice Age, the evolution of the glacier, and so on...

The chalet is the departure point for the hike to the Les Pyramides chalet, with a view of the glacier’s ice cascade, the ice-pinnacles and the ice pyramids (1 ½ hours) and La Jonction (4 hours).

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• Gorges de la Diosaz

A curiosity of the Chamonix valley, Les Gorges de la Diosaz is among the most beautiful in France!

Les Gorges de la Diosaz offers a spectacular and unusual visit into a natural and wild environment.   The shaded and well equipped footpath is easy and solidly implanted, sometimes into the steep rock face, sometimes even crossing the torrent by solid footbridges, allowing you to enter into the mysterious and picturesque landscape.  A good idea for a stroll, this natural site is as fascinating in good weather as it is in the rain!

Non-guided visits lasting on average 1 ½ hours.

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• Tour the lake by bicycle

You can even reach the beaches by bicycle just by following the cycle path, one of the most used in France, that follows the eastern bank of the lake over 30 km with a direct access to the beaches.

And it is also a good occasion to admire the landscape without any car because it is a former railway.

Some useful advice to best enjoy your tour of Annecy Lake (distance 40 km, 500 m elevation gain): Set off in the morning, to avoid the heat and traffic. Head clockwise around the lake.

Rental bike to "Roul ma poule" to the shores of Lake Annecy

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Wellbeing / Thermal Baths


Saint Gervais

Le SPA thermal du Mont Blanc

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• Pré-Saint-Didier (Italy, 5km from Courmayeur)

Terme Pré-Saint-Didier

Just a few kilometres away from Courmayeur and La Thuile ski resorts, the Spa can boast a unique position facing Mont Blanc and has become a true temple of wellness, thanks to a major restoration work.

An unexpected combination between hot and cold, water and mountains.

While relaxing in one of our outdoor pools, enjoy the marvellous views of the Alps, the Giant’s Tooth and Mont Blanc.

• In Switzerland, near Martigny (inexperienced)

> Les Bains de Lavey, CH-1892 Lavey-les Bains

> Les Bains de Saillon, Route du Centre Thermal, CH-1913 Saillon

> Thermalp Ovronnaz, CH-1911 Ovronnaz

Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard (Switzerland)

The hospice was founded in the 11th century to provide a refuge for travelers for whom the pass was very stressful.

To see / to do:

The kennel and the famous St. Bernard dogs whose breeding began in the 17th century.

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The Treasure of the Congregation of Saint Bernard, with many objects covering 20 centuries of piety.

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Hiking to the lakes of Fenêtre.

The Salt Mines of Bex (Switzerland)

A few kilometres of this immense labyrinth can be visited. This itinerary takes us through the most spectacular and most characteristic of the various mining techniques used since the first gallery was excavated in 1684, up to the present times.

An audiovisual presentation (in French, German, English and Italian) installed in an ancient reservoir dug out in 1826 as well as an exhibit allow you to relive all stages of the three centuries of history of salt and the mines. Then a small train brings you to the heart of the mine. From there a pedestrian circuit of about one hour allows you to discover the incredible effort put in the underground search for salt springs, or the desalination of rock containing salt, which, at the time, was worth its weight in gold.

Visit time around 1:45

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