Guest Testimonials

  • We spend some wonderful days in Chamonix. Staying at the Chalet les Pelerins was one of the reasons that our vacation was great. The place is comfortable, clean, and adorable. The staff, Lynsay in particular, was so helpful in every way.
    Mimi J, June 2014
  • 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 catering at Chalet Les Pelerins was first class and it was no problem for David and Asa to meet the requirements of those with slightly different diets. The Chalet has an excellent location just a few minutes walk from the town centre and with fantastic views across the alps.
    Richard October 2012
  • 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 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
  • Exactly what I was looking for: a comfortable and relaxing place, made so by both the scenery/location, the personal attention/support provided to your stay and vacation intentions, and the comfort of the chalet itself. The feel is simply: it's your home too.
    Carol, september 2014
  • Warm, welcoming, charming and very friendly. This chalet has wonderful hosts and their hospitality is second to none. Whether you plan to ski, hike or cycle I can think of no better place to base yourself in Chamonix.
    Sarah, March 2012
  • David and Asa were perfect hosts, very friendly, helpful and good company. David suggested some great hikes in the region and we even managed to get out one afternoon to take Poppy (the dog) for a hike in the hills. They went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent stay.
    Norm, August 2012
    

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.