Chamonix: A Playground For Everyone's Inner Child

If you're looking for the best alpine destinationto indulge your inner child then look no further than Chamonix. Despite its reputation as a winter playground for the rich and famous, Chamonix has a range of countless activities in which you can get involved throughout the year. You don't even need to get anywhere near a pair of skis if you don't want to! 

For the low down on what's on offer for you and your friends, take a look at our quick guide.

Wonderful Winter Activities

Chamonix, as one of the best alpine destinationsfor skiing, is a wonderful natural playground where you can nurture your inner child. Obviously, you don't have to be an expert to participate in any activity – you can sign up for a class run by trained professionals. So whether you just want to have a laugh or try something new, be it mountaineering, rock climbing or even glacier walking, there's bound to be a class at the right level for you.

If you love animals and fancy doing something different, why not combine your love of horses and skiing in the sport of ski-joering? You will wear a pair of special skis and be attached to a horse with a special harness. All you need to do is hold on, relax and enjoy the sensation of being whisked through the mountains with the wind in your hair.

If you're a bit wobbly on skis then you might want to consider dog sled driving. You can't beat the feeling of being out in nature, in the white powdery stuff surrounded by our four-legged friends. Both these activities can be done in groups so you don't have to go it alone.

Summer Fun

Chamonix wouldn’t be one of the best alpine destinationswithout featuring masses of activities that happen all year round or in the summer months.

Most hotels boast their own swimming pools and spas but there is also the opportunity to try out squash, weight-lifting, tennis, bowling and even golf. Of course, in a resort as stunning as Chamonix you probably want to do those activities that you can’t do at home.

It would be a shame not to take advantage of the natural environment, as water is an omnipresent feature in the valleys. There are a multitude of river-based activities to indulge in, so just throw on a wetsuit and have a splash around.

Alternatively, you could try an adrenaline packed canyoning adventure involving teamwork and coordination or white water rafting. For total immersion in the wet and wild stuff get kitted out with some fins and a flotation device for the exhilarating sport of river boarding.

For animal lovers, there are multiple opportunities to indulge in a sport with our four-legged mountain friends. Cani-hiking (or hiking with dogs) is a great way to keep in shape and explore the stunning valleys on foot. However, real thrill seekers will love the sensation of galloping around the mountains on horseback.

How To Get There

Get you and your gang right where the action is in double quick time with a Shuttle Direct private group transfer. Book your transfer online and our friendly local drivers will be on hand when you touch down at Geneva airport to lug your luggage while you and your troops plan your adventures in the best alpine destinationfor thrills and spills.

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Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for the best alpine destination for a memorable ski holiday, there's nowhere better than the fabulous French and Swiss Alps. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from your chosen resort swiftly and safely.

 

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