Outdoor Adventures For Beginners In Chamonix – Inghams Blog

I’m a big softy. I’m no mountaineer, rock climber nor marathon runner… but when I saw that Inghams are now offering “introductions” to outdoor activities in Chamonix Mont Blanc – one of the most-visited summer resorts in the Alps – I was tempted. Maybe I was mad? I don’t like heights but somehow I was excited

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Get active in Chamonix

Chamonix is one of the most spectacular resorts in the Alps. Nestled at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, the dramatic scenery provides the perfect playground for active pursuits such as mountain biking, paragliding and white water rafting. In fact, the abundance of activities makes Chamonix the ideal destination for

Join Us For Le Tour de France 2016!

  It may have only been a little under three months since the final wheels spun on Le Tour 2015 but excitement is already rising, not least because a few short days ago, much to the excitement of the entire office, the official route for the Tour de France 2016 was released. All 2,187 miles

Climbing In Chamonix: Cosmiques Arête

After catching the first ‘bin’ up the Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi at 7.30 on a sunny late-August morning, my good friend Olly and I had a plan in mind to climb Mont Blanc du Tacul. The idea was to scope out the ‘Trois Monts’ route up Mont Blanc for later in the summer. A

Guided Walks in Belle Plagne

Guided Walks in Belle Plagne By Lizzie, Inghams Resort Representative When: 9:30am and 2:00pm every Sunday and Thursday Where: 9th floor exit of the Hotel Des Deux Domaines Cost: Free What you will need: Sun cream, sun hat, sunglasses, practical shoes, water & your camera The free wander-walks with our local guides Louisa and Emmanuel

The Medieval City of Conflans

Just outside of Albertville, at the edge of the Tarentaise and Savoy regions of France, you will find the beautiful little city of Conflans. Steeped in history, this medieval gem is a rabbit warren of cobbled streets and 14th century charm. All of the original hand painted shop signs hang outside the buildings and the

Black is the new Black: Advanced skiing in Courchevel

Courchevel and the Three Valleys boast 600km of pistes, meaning that there is something to suit skiers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Now whilst many people might be happy cruising the gentle blue runs above Courchevel 1650, some of the more advanced skiers might be looking for something a little more challenging. Whether

Alpine Wildife – Chamonix’s top 5 inhabitants!

Ruth and Jerome in Chamonix have been on the look out for some of the local wildlife. Here are some of the animals you can expect to see in the Alps:  Chamois: The chamois is a large sized mountain goat, native to the European mountains. It spends its time grazing on the alpine meadows and

Alpine Habitants