7 nights in the Chalet Savoy (hot tub, sauna, wifi).
France, Switzerland and Italy.
During the week we will spend one night in the comfortable Bonatti Refuge in the Italian Ferret Valley.

Five days of guided hiking led by International Mountain Leader.
Grade: moderate. Small groups of maximum 8.
This holiday is operated by Snow Safari Ltd, specialist tour operator in the Alps since 1989

Guarantee.... "you book it, we'll run it."
Even if there only one person on a trip we are happy to go ahead.


GUEST COMMENTS: Khim and Ling (Malaysia) Alpine Flowers - 22nd to 28th June 1913
“Thank you Oliver and elaine for going the extra mile to make our 2nd trip here such a memorable one. Both of you have been such great hosts. We hope to be back again.”

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This holiday runs from Sunday to Sunday and will include:

NOT INCLUDED: One night in the Bonatti Refuge + 1 packed lunch in Italy to be paid locally. Cost depending on type of accomodation chosen, ie shared dormitory or individual room, 50 to 75 Euros, to be paid locally.


SUNDAY: Included transfer from Geneva airport.(1 1/4 hour drive) Briefing at dinner'

MONDAY: A relaxed walk in the Chamonix region while we learn many of the names of the Alpine Flowers while enjoying the magnificent surrounding scenery.

TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY: An easy two day outing to the beautiful Ferret Valley in Italy. A climb or 250 metres brings us to the Elena Refuge for coffee. Our balcony walk gives us access to an unbelievable variety of flowers. Another 300 metres climb takes us into the heart of the Malatra Valley. Many photos later a short descend brings us to the new and very comfortable Bonatti Refuge for dinner and over night stop. In the morning we continue our balcony walk and explore the Armina Valley. Later it's afternoon coffee at the Bertoni refuge before descending back into the Ferret Valley.

THURSDAY: Free day. Explore Chamonix, take a train ride to the museums in Martigny in Switzerland along with the St. Bernard dog museum and Roman arena. Or perhaps an exciting tandem paragliding ride

The Jaÿsinia Gardens in the village of Samoëns contain no less than 5,000 varieties of mountain flowers. After visiting the gardens, we walk in the "Sixt Fer à Cheval" natural arena. Forming the eastern end of the Giffre valley, it is a huge limestone amphitheatre stretching 4 to 5 km, with steep cliffs 500 to 700 metres high. It is the largest alpine mountain cirque (arena). During the month of June, more than thirty waterfalls cascade from the clifftops.

Today the nearby Aravis mountains provide us with a dramatic backdrop for our flower exploration. There will be sweeping views across the Arve Valley to Mont Blanc. We explore the meadows featured in the James Bond film "The World is not Enough". Coffee in one of Piers Bronson's mountain haunts before heading back down to our comfortable airconditioned van for the short drive back to the chalet.

SUNDAY: Included transfer to airport.(1 1/4 hour drive)