Guest Testimonials

  • Staff / owners, breakfast, Chamonix were great. I went with my son (16) and we walked into town each night to eat out. It was brilliant for bed and breakfast and has bus stops right outside for access to all ski areas.
    Aneirin, January 2015
  • The staff are very welcoming and immediately make you feel at home. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and food is very good.
    Sue G, March 2012
  • The chalet is spotless and spacious with generous views of the Alps. David proved to be an excellent host and will go out all the way to make sure you are at home. Highly recommended place to stay in Chamonix.
    Indushanti, July 2012
  • Excellent accommodation with a wonderful ambiance. It was like home from home. Nothing was to much trouble, if you required anything you only needed to ask and they will try to accommodate your request. We would have loved to have stayed longer.
    Perelytic, February 2015
  • We had a great 4 night stay at Chalet Les Pelerins. We were a group of 10, sharing twin/double rooms...and it really exceeded our expectations. The hot tub outside which was perfect for post skiing beers and recovery. David and team were very helpful in arranging our lift passes, ski rental and gett...
    Anonymous, January 2013
  • The chalet is clean, comfortable and well maintained with a roaring log fire in the lounge/dining room. Tasty, home cooked meals are served with tea and cake available in the late afternoon. Even the most voracious skier is left sated.
    Hill, March 2012
  • The food was absolutely fantastic and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The place is kept spotlessly clean but you are made to feel the place is yours.
    James S, March 2012
  • I was lucky enough to get to spend three nights at Chalet Les Pelerins on a quick trip to Chamonix while in Europe for work. The place was cozy and had all the basic amenities you'd need, and the breakfasts and dinner I experienced were all great.
    Alison H, May 2015
    

Summer

The Chamonix valley is stunning in summer and just as popular as it is in winter. There are lots of great activities for all abilities from gentle walks to scaling alpine giants. Here are some of our favourite summertime activities:

Hiking/Walking

Chamonix offers endless possibilities for walkers from the shady woodland trails in the valley bottom to the high mountain passes. The Aiguilles rouges area offer some of the nicest walks with stunning views over to Mont Blanc and regular wildlife encounters with the local Chamois, Ibex and Marmots. The infrastructure of lifts and huts in the valley is ideal for walkers and hikers allowing you to quickly access more interesting terrain and making multi tour walks a very pleasant experience.

Mountaineering

Chamonix is often described as the birthplace of Alpinism and is still a regarded as one of the most important destinations for aspiring and experienced Alpinists. The jagged peaks of the Mont Blanc massif contain more than a lifetimes worth of quality routes with everything from easy beginner routes to world class test pieces and even a few unclimbed lines for future generations. There is of course the mighty Mont Blanc itself, the highest mountain in Europe and a great challenge for all mountaineers. The hut and lift network give superb access to large sections of the range allowing you to climb big mountain routes in just a day or two. Chamonix is a great place to learn the ropes and there are a number of great mountain guides working in the area who can help get you on your way.

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking has become increasingly popular in recent years and there has been a great deal of investment to make the valley more mountain bike friendly. As soon as the snow melts trail makers get to work grooming, repairing and building purpose built mountain trails. The valley has everything from cross country to lift assisted downhill trails with more than enough to satisfy even the most hardcore of mountain bikers.

Canyoning

Canyoning involves following a river or stream down through a canyon using a combination of swimming, sliding on rocks, jumping in plunge pools and abseiling down waterfalls. It is an exciting way to explore the valley and the cool water is very refreshing on a hot summer’s day!

Rock Climbing

There is a lot of excellent rock climbing in and around the Chamonix valley with over 5 different rock types within an hours drive. The climbing is varied from bolted single pitch crags to huge and adventurous big walls up in the mountains. 

Paragliding

Chamonix offers some great opportunities for paragliding with a number of great lift accessed launch points and stunning scenery to enjoy on the way down. If you fancy giving it ago there are a number of good companies who offer tandem flights. For a really exhilarating experience you can even take off from the Aiguille du Midi.