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Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva
"Book your tour to include the services of an expert guide to enjoy your trip to the full then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Geneva and enjoy an unforgettable 90-minute drive through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. Situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc — the highest peak in both the Alps and Western Europe at780 feet (4800 meters) — Chamonix is widely considered France’s most iconic Alpine town.For your Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip choose from the four tour options below.""""Cross the Switzerland-France border with an informative guide and marvel at the majesty of the European Alps on this Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the Arve Valley to the pretty Alpine town of Chamonix. Ride the cable
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Private Tour: Mont Blanc and Chamonix Day Trip from Geneva Including Gourmet Lunch
"After early morning pickup from your Geneva hotel in a private vehicle your day trip starts with a scenic 1.5-hour drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the beautiful Arve Valley to Chamonix located at the base of magnificent Mont Blanc the tallest peak in Western Europe at 15780 feet (4800 meters). You'll arrive early to beat the crowds. Transfer to a cable car and ride to the summit of Aiguille du Midi a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif
From CHF349.00
 
Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva
"Book your tour to include the services of an expert guide to enjoy your trip to the full then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Geneva and enjoy an unforgettable 90-minute drive through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. Situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc — the highest peak in both the Alps and Western Europe at780 feet (4800 meters) — Chamonix is widely considered France’s most iconic Alpine town.For your Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip choose from the four tour options below.""""Cross the Switzerland-France border with an informative guide and marvel at the majesty of the European Alps on this Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the Arve Valley to the pretty Alpine town of Chamonix. Ride the cable
From CHF99.00

Mer de Glace & Montenvers Tips (15)

Mer de Glace

It's quite an experience, using the mechanical means to go up and down the mountain, and to walk several meters inside the glacier (with the advantage of being the shortest of the three rides locally...
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solopes
May 19, 2016

montenvers et mer de glace

It's a great idea for a day out... Behind the train station of Chamonix there's another little station - it's where the Montenvers mountain railway leaves from. It leads you up to the altitude of...
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call_me_rhia
Apr 04, 2011

The Montenvers-Mer De Glace Train

First thing one morning before the clouds rolled in we walked to the small Montenvers train station and took the Montenvers train to the LeMer De Glace "Sea of Ice" (Frances largest glacier). It's a...
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leanne_pearc
Mar 20, 2011

Into the glacier

In Montenvers it is possible to get closer to the glacier, going down about 300 metres with a gondola. It is also possible to go into the innards of the Mer de Glace, thanks to a man-excavated grotto...
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Manara
Aug 18, 2008

To the glacier

There are several glaciers in the massif of the Mont Blanc, but none of them is a s big as the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), which is the biggest glacier in France, with a surface area of 40 square Km....
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Manara
Aug 18, 2008

See glacier

Take a from Montenvers station (behind the SNCF Chamonix Station). The mountain train takes you to Montenvers glacier in 20 minutes. You can go down by cable to a point where you can come very close...
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Toshioohsako
Jan 05, 2008

"Mer de Glace" and "Montenvers" (1913 m)

Just as in previous tips, the trip to the "Mer de Glace" can be done hiking.If you don't like a stiff climb of 2h30, you may like to take the Montenvers train, one of the last rack and pinion trains...
Martinewezel
Aug 22, 2007

Mar de Hielo

I admit that the first time I saw the glacier I was a little disappointed because the final half seems like a road.The glace is covered with soil and stones.But there are a number of paths for hiking...
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albert34
Jun 27, 2007

Just like being in a giant ice cube!

Mer de Glace is the 2nd largest glacier in the Alps. It is 14km long, 1800m wide and approx 400m deep. Every year it moves 45m at the edges and up to as much as 90m in the middle.In the 17th century,...
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smirnofforiginal
Apr 29, 2007

Mer de Glace

The Mer de Glace is a glacier located on the northern slopes of Mont Blanc. It is 7km long and about 200 m deep which makes it the second longest glacier in the Alps.A cog wheel train will take you up...
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robertgaz
Sep 19, 2006

Le petit train de Montenvers!!

What a nice idea of introducing the public to a Glacier.Every year, a cave is burried in the Glacier and it's open to the public and accessible from the train. On the way, we can see Chamonix getting...
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frambou
Jul 12, 2006

Take an old time train for some ice spelunking

The Montenvers Railway, first completed in 1909, takes you from Chamonix along a windy, tree lined and sometimes steep 5.1 km (20 minute) route to the Hotel de Montenvers station (6,276 ft/1 913m)....
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iNorv9
Dec 19, 2005
 
 
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"Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing"
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"Summertime in Chamonix"
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"in the shadow of mont blanc."
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Things to Do Near Mer de Glace & Montenvers

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Aiguille Du Midi

What? At ca. 3,800, Aiguille du Midi gets you as close to Mont Blanc as you can get without mountain climbing skills or inclinations. At ca. EUR 50 per person, the cable car is pricey, but very much...
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Funivie Monte Bianco

The Monte Bianco Skyway is a fabulous tourist attraction. I took the No. 5 bus from Courmayeur main bus terminal up to the base station called Pontal DÉntreves. This is where you can purchase...
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Getting to Mer de Glace & Montenvers

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Gare de Montenvers

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