Chamonix Mont-Blanc: Aiguille du Midi: Leave the stress of big city far behind you and come along on this unforgettable journey to the most breathtaking mountain range in Europe: the majestic Alps. On this tour not only will you see the highest peaks in Europe, the endearing Mont Blanc, but also visit Aiguille du Midi, an awe-inspiring peak near Mont Blanc that is ever covered with a blanket of snow.
Begin your trip with an unforgettable drive from Geneva across the Switzerland-France border. Continue through the splendid Arve Valley to Chamonix, which is located right at the foot of Mont Blanc. Admire the sublime beauty of the tallest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe, a staggering 4.800 metres high.
Make your way then to the snow-capped Aiguille du Midi. Thanks to a nimble two-stage cable car, you will reach the mountain’s summit in no time. Be awed by the unparalleled panoramic views over the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. You might even be able to distinguish Matterhorn, the iconic peak of Switzerland.
At the Aiguille de Midi summit you can take pictures or dreamily land-gaze from a choice of terraces and balconies. Watch skiers zoom past as they master the slippery slopes of the glacier. And if it happens to get a bit nippy up there, you can also sit down at a café to warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate or even enjoy a light snack.
Meeting/pick-up point: Bus Terminal (Place Dorcière).
Duration: Nine to 10 hours.
Start/opening time: The tour operates daily all the year (except 25/12 and 01/01) and departs at 8.30am.
Languages: French and English (min 8 pax).