Top 10 things to do in summer in Chamonix

Enjoy your summer holiday with our adventurous suggestions of things to do with friends and family.
Chamonix is surrounded by an immense outdoor playground that offers a wealth of adventure to people of all ages. Far from being just a winter destination, the Chamonix Mont Blanc region is ideal for a summer holiday filled with exciting opportunities to try something new. Whatever your taste in adventures, our guide to the best of summer in Chamonix should give you some inspiration for the best places to go.

Best for families – Cham’Adventure

With special programs designed to allow children from as young as 3 years old experience the best summer outdoor activites, Cham’Adventure is the best company for kids and adults alike to discover activities such as pony riding, la Via Ferrata and white water rafting together.

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Best for rock climbing – UCPA Vacances

This multi-activity centre runs a wide range of summer activities. However, it is an especially good choice for those wishing to take to the rock face and challenge themselves to some of the most daunting yet rewarding climbing in Europe.

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Best for longer hikes – Chamonix Guides

The oldest outdoor company in Chamonix, Chamonix Guides provides experienced guides to help you make the most of the Mont Blanc valley in summer. Hikes of varying lengths and difficulty are available, right up to taking on Mont Blanc’s formidable summit itself.

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Best for Mont Blanc – Stages Expeditions

This specialised mountaineering company has worldwide experience at taking on and conquering the toughest peaks in a professional and safe manner. Various options for the assault on Mont Blanc are offered, whether you wish to take your time or test yourself on the most challenging route.

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Best for ice climbing – Prestige Outdoor

Whilst the snow may eventually melt, the ice on on the Mer de Glace and Argentière glaciers remains all year round. This means, with the professional guides and equipment provided by Prestige Outdoor Specialists, you can experience the unique feeling of climbing a sheer wall of ice in mid-August!

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Best for canyoning – Oxo Mont Blanc

For all-around outdoor exhilaration, canyoning is hard to beat. Following the route of one of the regions many cascading rivers, you will climb, abseil, jump and swim in complete safety with the experienced guides for a day you’ll never forget.

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Best for rivers – Chamonix Hydroglisse

Using flippers, a buoyancy aid and the speed and excitement provided by Mother Nature herself, you will be as close to the action as possible when zooming down the Arve River near Chamonix. Exciting and unlike any other watersport, give Hydrospeed a try for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Best for rafting – Ecolorado Rafting

With a range of rivers to choose from, Ecolorado make this most wild and exhilarating of sports accessible to all. Highly skilled experts will guide you down the river, taking an exciting route, leaving you to have the time of your life and get very wet at the same time.

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Best for Via Ferrata – Chamonix Sport Aventure

Meaning iron road in Italian, this extensive network of iron steps protruding from alpine rockfaces was originally built in Italy to give the military access to higher ground. Now, family members of all ages can take advantage – in complete safety – of the unique views and sensation you can get from standing – quite literally – on the face of some of the most famous peaks in the Alps.

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Best for mountain biking – Mont Blanc Loisirs

A specialist company that knows all the best routes in the Chamonix region, Mont Blanc Loisirs caters for riders of all ages and experience. Acres of beautiful forests conceal a range of exhilarating downhill routes, so get in touch with the experts to make the most of mountain biking in Chamonix.

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