Breath-taking views, towering cliffs, and waterfalls. Discover the Alps and support your local charity!
Take on the adventure of a lifetime!
Join us between 4-8 September 2024 to experience this breath-taking journey that will take you through the stunning Mont Blanc region of the Alps. Visiting three countries in three days, this long weekend challenge will open your eyes to the beauty that lies within the Alps mountain range. With plenty of ups and downs along the way, the route will be challenging but you’ll be rewarded with the magnificence of the most incredible views that this part of Europe has to offer, from stunning cliffs to gorgeous waterfalls and striking glaciers.
- Duration: 5 days
- Distance: 46 – 48km approx.
- Challenge grade: tough
- Location: France, Switzerland, Italy
- Date: 4-8 September 2024
This challenge event is run by Global Adventure Challenges. For further information and to book, please visit their website.
Depart the UK.
We depart the UK to Geneva, Switzerland and transfer to our hotel in Chamonix, France.
Trek from Arnouva to La Fouly.
After 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.
Trek from 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. We eventually reach our accommodation in the charming village of Champex, complete with its own lake. Trekking distance – approx. 15km/6 hours
Trek from 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 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).
What’s included or not included…
- Return flights from London to Geneva
- All accommodation
- Luggage transfers
- Local English-speaking guide(s)
- All meals on the trek, starting with dinner on Day 1 through to breakfast on Day 5, including a celebratory evening meal in Chamonix on Day 4
- Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
- Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
What’s not included?
- Personal travel insurance – this can be taken out through Global Adventure Challenges
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Your personal kit (trekking boots, poles etc.).
Minimum Sponsorship – There is a registration fee of £199 (non-refundable) and a minimum sponsorship of £2450 to be able to take part in The Alps Trek. £1125 of your minimum sponsorship would support patient care at Rowcroft Hospice plus any additional funds you raise.
Self Funded – There is a non-refundable deposit of £199 and then an additional self-funded cost of £1125. If you then choose to fund-raise on top of this, then every penny of the funds you raise will go to support the hospice.
For further information and to book, please visit Global Adventure Challenges.
If you have any queries or further questions about this challenge, then please contact our Fundraising team on 01803 217450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org+ Google Calendar