Section 1: Introduction

Sunday Overnight: Hotel Royal

Meet in the center of Geneva for a brief tour of the old town, then board a water taxi from the shores of Lake Geneva bound for Evian, France. A cable car carries us up to our hotel, a palace overlooking the beautiful lake. Dinner at hotel.

Monday Overnight: Hotel Royal

Transfer by van down to the lake shore for a morning walk to Chteau de Ripaille, a medieval fortress surrounded by vineyards. After a visit and walk to Thonon harbor, we meet our yacht for a short cruise to the village of Yvoire, classified among the ten most beautiful villages of France. Stroll in Yvoire, then lunch in an auberge overlooking the lake. This afternoon, walk in the countryside and along the lakes banks to medieval Domaine de Rovore. Cruise back to Evian in time for a swim perhaps? Then sunset on the Royal Hotel terrace before dinner in Evian.

Tuesday Overnight: Hotel le Morgane

Drive toward the Alps through the Abondance Valley, famous for its steep peaks, chalets and cheese farms. Well stop to visit historic Abondance Abbey and taste fresh local cheeses at a cheese maker in nearby Le Mont before starting our first mountain walk from Lac des Plagnes to the hiker hut at Refuge des Tinderets. After lunch, we walk amid stunning alpine views to Bassachaux Pass, then transfer to the famous mountaineering town of Chamonix. Dramatic views abound as we arrive in the middle of Europes highest mountain range. Dinner at our hotel.

Wednesday Overnight: Hotel le Morgane

Ride the cable-car to the Aiguille du Midi, 3,842 metres, the foothill of Mount Blanc, then up to the peak. Breathtaking views surround us as we descend via cable-car to Le Plan. From this point overlooking the Chamonix valley, we will walk to the glacier, Mer de Glace, and have lunch in the historic hotel of Montenvers. We then return to Chamonix using the alpine train, free to visit the town or rest at the hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant in Chamonix.

Thursday Overnight: Chalet Hotel Croix-Fry

Take the Alpine train to Saint Gervais, a famous mountain and hot spring resort. Then take another cable-car to the summit of Mount Arbois. Our morning walk will be on the crest of beautiful mountain above Mg¨ve, with unending views on the Mont Blanc range. Well enjoy lunch at a mountain farm, then walk downhill to the town of Mg¨ve, a classic and fashionable ski resort. After a good days walking, we transfer to the twin valley of Manigod, a typical hamlet of Savoyan farms in the middle of pastures. We love the rustic feel of this luxury hotel, but its the views that will stay with you forever. Dinner at hotel.

Friday Overnight: Chalet Hotel Croix-Fry

In the morning, we drive north to the Plateau des Gli¨res, famous for the heroic battle fought here by Resistance fighters against German soldiers in 1944. Visit the memorial, then transfer to Lake Annecy and a walk from the hill of Roc de Ch¨re to Talloire. Swim and picnic by the lake, then go by boat to Annecy. Choose from several afternoon options; a guided visit of Annecy, boating, walking, or shopping in the lovely capital of Haute Savoie. Return to Manigod for our Farewell Dinner.

Saturday

Departure to Geneva airport or TGV trains at Annecy.
Favorite aspect of the trip (testimonial)
Terrain will go here (not set atm)

TRIP DETAILS

6 nights from
$5,495.00
per person, double occupancy
(Single Supplement $795.00)
Our Wayfarers friends Price is $5,220.00

Dates

From Sep 2 to Sep 8 (more dates)
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Section 1: Begins/Ends

Activities

Walk Culture
French Alps September 2018 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

Hotel Royal

Hotel Royal

Hotel le Morgane

Hotel le Morgane

Chalet Hotel Croix-Fry

Chalet Hotel Croix-Fry

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Section 4: What's included