Alps Adventure

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Alps Adventure

Destination

Switzerland
Italy
France

Current Grades

8th-10th

length

14 Days

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Airports

Arrive: Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Depart: Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)

Don’t forget to bring a camera for this outdoor tour of the European Alps! We’ll take in the splendor of the Mont Blanc massif by hiking the world’s most famous trail, crossing through Italy, Switzerland, and France on foot. In Chamonix, undoubtedly the outdoor adventure capital of the world, we’ll explore by whitewater rafting and canyoneering during the day and relishing local cuisine at night. This adventure offers some of the most breathtaking scenery of any Bold Earth trip.

*Dates and rates for 2020 will be finalized in October 2019.

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Itinerary

Hike the Tour du Mont Blanc

Get ready to spend eight wondrous days trekking the most famous trail in Europe: the tour du Mont Blanc (aka the TMB). The TMB circles the Mont Blanc massif itself and covers three countries: France, Switzerland, and Italy. While we won’t cover the entirety of the TMB, we’ll be constantly rewarded with never-ending, panoramic Alpine views: the Aiguilles Rouges, Aravis massif, Mont Dolent, Grand Combin, and more! This is a hut-to-hut tour, meaning we’ll carry light backpacks and sleep in different (and beautiful) Alpine huts every night. And we won’t be eating freeze-dried food, either—we’ll pass through villages almost daily, getting to savor local meats, cheeses, breads, and more.

Canyoneer in Chamonix

Back in Chamonix, we’ll spend a day canyoneering—a Bold Earth favorite, that was invented as a way to navigate narrow canyons in the Alps. A combination of rock climbing, ziplining, and rappelling will take us over bridges and waterfalls; in fact, we’ll get to enjoy lunch at the base of some falls!

Whitewater raft in Chamonix

A day of whitewater rafting awaits in Chamonix! We’ll hop on the glacier-fed Arve River, which carves through Alpine canyons and flows under charming bridges. Continuous class II rapids provide the fun while the panoramas of Chamonix provide the endless views.

Dates and Prices

Departure 1
  • Departure Day
    06/30/20
  • Return Day
    07/13/20
  • Grade
    8–10
  • Price
    $4,688
  • Availability
    Open
Departure 2
  • Departure Day
    08/01/20
  • Return Day
    08/14/20
  • Grade
    8–10
  • Price
    $4,688
  • Availability
    Open
Departure Day Return Day Grade Price Availability
06/30/20
07/13/20
8–10
$4,688
open
08/01/20
08/14/20
8–10
$4,688
open
Included in Tuition:
  • All meals
  • All lodging, group gear, and technical gear
  • All guided activities
Not Included in Tuition:
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Optional trip protection

Canyoneering

Hut-to-hut hiking

Whitewater rafting

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