Walking Holidays

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    Explore the many mountain trails and paths.

    Explore the many mountain trails and paths.
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    Mont de Grange summit view.

    Mont de Grange summit view.
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    Cornette de Bise at dawn.

    Cornette de Bise at dawn.
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    Summit view from the top of the bise.

    Summit view from the top of the bise.

There are more than 65km’s of footpaths in and around Chatel and over 800km’s of well marked trails in the Portes du Soleil area.

The ski lifts, which are open from mid-June to mid-September, open up a whole range of walks and allow you to take in the breathtaking panorama of all the different peaks, discover the area’s wildlife and taste the farmers produce along the way! Throughout the summer, there is also a free bus service around the villages of the Abondance Valley taking you to wherever you want to be.

Mountain walking options include Les Cornette de Bises (3 hours), or the national park, Mont de Grange (3 hours 30 minutes). You can either take one of the walking maps from the chalet and explore the beautiful area by yourself or have a mountain guide show you the way.

We have teamed up with Andy Kimmerling, a qualified mountain leader, who is available to guide you around the best walks in the valley. Andy has lived in Chatel for the last 9 years and has a wealth of experience when it comes to walking and climbing. The Himalaya’s, South America, ascents of Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro are but a few of the mountains under his belt.

You will be able to take full advantage of Andy’s knowledge of the area, from Alpine meadows to gentle walks to some of the local peaks. Andy will be able to point out the alpine wild flowers, the different wild life and stunning views.

Andy can offer a programme of walks to suit you, either by the half day, full day or for those seeking a real adventure, an overnight stay in a mountain hut where you will be provided with a hearty meal and wine by the local guardian.

We can offer you our catered chalet on a B&B or fully catered option, or Chalet Nina or Chalet Karibu on a self catered basis.
If you are interested in a walking holiday or summer stay at the chalet please contact us where we will be more than happy to discuss a plan for you.

For more information, please contact us at: info@alpine-connection.com

latest news Part 2 30th October 13
A nice 2 part article about catered and self-catered ski holidays ! special offers Now fully booked for 2013/14 23rd February 14
We are now fully booked for this season, we are now taking bookings for 2015