Chamonix is awash with activities and has so much to offer for anyone looking for an action-packed vacation. We have pulled together our top 5 highlights but there’s many more to choose from
Ever fancied jumping in a river, abseiling down a waterfall, scrambling over boulders and sliding your way down an Alpine canyon? Welcome to the world of canyoning! It’s an exhilarating ride with an experienced guide leading the way. Especially good for adrenaline-seeking teenagers.
Ever dreamt of flying like a bird, soaring high above the valleys with the mountains as your stunning back drop? Paragliding gives you the chance to experience the mountains from an extraordinary point-of-view, riding the almost ever-present thermals as you run down a gentle slope to then take to the air. Flying tandem as a passenger means that you can literally sit back and take it all in!
An exciting alternative to white water rafting; surf your way down the river with a giant foam body board and flippers. An adrenaline-pumping adventure guaranteed to have you whooping with delight!
No trip to Chamonix would be complete without exploring some of the surrounding 350kms of trails; from the forests on the valley floor up to the higher Alpine peaks of the Mont Blanc range. From themed walks for families to glacier hiking there’s plenty to suit all ages and fitness levels.
5. White water rafting
Ride the rapids ‘en famille’ as you whiz down the Arve river with a guide at the helm, make it a full day adventure and stop off on a sandy bank for a picnic lunch. Great for families with kids over seven.