Auberge La Bagna

337 route des Gaudenays, Chamonix, 74400, France
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bike hire in cham

by monkey77

can anyone recommend anyplace i can rent a bike in chamonix? something front or full suspension / not too shabby!!!

Re: bike hire in cham

by jamieandrew

Hi there,

I live in Chamonix and you've got a couple of options available. There are three hire shops in town - Grand Bi, Legend and Zero G. Zero G is probably the one I'd recommend for mountain bikes; they are the most central and have a pretty decent Specialized bikes from this year. Their website is http://www.zerogchx.com.

Otherwise, you could consider bringing your own bike (if you have one!). Your local bike shop should give / sell you a cardboard bike box, and if you add enough packing and protection, the airline hopefully won't wreck it.

Hope this helps.

Travel Tips for Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Beginner and Intermediate skiers / snowboarders

by firechick

Go and get professional lessons for a few mornings in a row if you are a beginner and even if you are an intermediate - that is my advice! It will correct a 'rusty' technique and get you started on the right foot to better enjoy your holiday. Spend the afternoon working on what the instructor told you in the morning.

If you are a beginner, start at Le Vormaine which is a green piste that keeps its snow into the end of the season and is close enough to allow you to progress on to the gentle slopes at Le Tour, which is walking distance. Avoid skiing at Les Grandes Montets until you are a strong intermediate (able to ski red runs confidently) or you will spend the day locked up in fear on the steeper slopes there. The blue runs at Les Grandes Montets are steeper than the red runs at Le Tour, and the red runs at Les Grandes Montets are nearly like black runs in the rest of the valley.

If you are with friends who are more experienced, let them do whatever they want during your lesson and arrange to meet up for lunch on the same hill where you are getting your lesson. Otherwise, you will end up being miserable falling around all day long and getting frustrated trying to follow those who are more experienced. After lunch, ski together for a bit when the others are already tired from the AM and happier to go at your pace. Intermediates will enjoy plenty of ski runs at Le Brevent and Le Flegere, while more experienced friends will find sections of off piste to play on very close to the piste, allowing the whole group to stay relatively together with everyone skiing at their own level.

Don't overdo it on your first day - take it easy so that you have something left in your legs for later in the week when you gain more confidence. I recommend lessons from any of several ski schools in town in order of preference. BOOK IN ADVANCE especially in February half term and spring break :

BASS Chamonix (British Alpine Ski School) http://www.basschamonix.com/

Evolution 2 (French owned but only employs English or English-speaking instructors) http://www.evolution2-chamonix.com/

All Mountain Performance (English owned, best for advanced skiers) http://www.allmountainperformance.com/

ESF (Ecole de Ski Français) in either Argentiere or Chamonix http://www.esf-argentiere.com or http://www.esfchamonix.com/

Ski Pass

by Bela_LUng

Make sure you get a Ski Pass. It allows you to go a bunch of the mountains. These are big mountains, so weather conditions on one can differ from another. It's useful to be flexible on these big guys, Dress accordingly. The bigger the mountain the more the weather can be wacky. Dress in layers, bring some goggles, and prepare for some good times. Oh, and bring ski's!

Day trip to Champex (Switzerland)

by Martinewezel

Champex-Lac is an idyllic spot , just a bit East, over the Franco-Swiss border.

Nicely located at a fabulous lake, this little charming and ultra clean town must certainly seduce everyone. There are lots of walks and hikes in the area and the underground fortress(classified "secret", until 1998) is a must see.

Make sure you take Swiss francs with you!
The euro is mostly accepted, but at what charge!

Alternative way to Aiguilles du Midi

by mplessers

During summer 2004 the lower part of the telecabine was out of order. So we had to make a alternative way to the top. This path is also recommanded if you like hiking and have a Multi-pass ticket (see other tip).

Take the train to Montevers (mer de glace). Take a look around and then walk to the middle station of the telecabine (Plan de l'Aiguille -- just over 2 hours easy walk at around 2000m with great views).

Then take the second part of the telecabine to the top (and don't forget the lift to the peak). When going down, you can take the telecabine to Chamonix, or walk the 1500m descend (about 2.5 hours). This is however not a great walk, but while the telecabine was broken, we didn't had much choice.

Mountain Climbing at Mont Blanc

by ringleader

We saw quite a few climbers reaching the top of the mountain while we were up there.

We did it the easy way by taking the cable cars, but if you have a passion for mountain climbing - you really should try it out here. Everyone we saw arriving at the top said it was quite a thrilling experience.

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