The Alps Trek
Various Dates Available
Option A – Minimum Sponsorship
Registration Fee £199 + Min Sponsorship £2450
Option B – Self Funding
Registration Fee £199 + Self Funding £1225
This breath taking adventure takes us through the stunning Mont Blanc region of the Alps! Visiting 3 countries in 3 days, this long weekend challenge will open your eyes to the beauty that lies within the Alps mountain range – just under 2 hours away from the UK. With plenty of ups and downs along the way our route will certainly challenge us but we’re rewarded with the pleasure of seeing the most incredible views this part of Europe has to offer, from stunning cliffs to gorgeous waterfalls running from glaciers.
We depart the UK to Geneva, Switzerland and transfer to our hotel in Chamonix, France.
Arnouva to La Fouly
Following breakfast we transfer to our start point, the head of Val Ferret (Arnouva, Italy). We immediately start to ascend along the back wall of the valley to our highest point of the day – Grand Col Ferret (2,537m). The views from here are simply breath taking – waterfalls tumbling from crevassed glaciers and the long distance view to Courmayeur, Italy. We then descend to the Swiss village of La Fouly for the night.
Trekking distance – approx. 14km / 7 hours
La Fouly to Champex
A slightly easier day today, but our legs will still be feeling the previous day’s trek! We follow the Swiss part of the Val Ferret to Champex (1,450m). The trail will take us through traditional Swiss villages and across open meadows where we’ll see local farmers tending to the land. The views from this part of the trek are outstanding, as you would expect. We eventually reach our accommodation in the charming village of Champex, complete with its own lake.
Trekking distance – approx. 15km / 6 hours
Champex to Col de la Forclaz
Today we ascend out of Champex immediately and trek around the Fenetre d’Arpette (2,665m). A very challenging day, but an amazing end to our adventure in the Alps! We descend to our waiting vehicle at Col de la Forclaz (1,526m) and take the transfer back to Chamonix for a night of celebration.
Trekking distance – approx. 16 – 19km / 8 – 9 hours
Following breakfast, we take
the transfer to Geneva airport for our flight back to the UK.
(Please note this is a complex itinerary and subject to change, including the timings and distances detailed. Mountain weather conditions, the group’s ability and other factors outside our control can impact on the schedule set out).