I spent a couple of weeks hiking out of the mountain town in 2009, astonished at how down to earth and welcoming it is for outdoor sportsmen from around the world.
It’s one of our Top 10 Hiking Towns in the World.
photo – ptpotts
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix … was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics. The commune’s population … around 9800 …
… Mont Blanc, at a height of 4810 metres, is the third most visited natural site in the world …
… well known and loved by skiers and by mountain enthusiasts of all types. …
Chamonix is located 80 km southeast of Geneva, Switzerland …
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You can hike out of town in any direction. And be blown away by wonderful mountain vistas. Here I am just above town on a trail run.
The most famous “best hikes” in the region are:
• Chamonix to Zermatt – Walkers’ Haute Route
• Tour of Mont Blanc (TMB – top 10)
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Best time to hike is late June to early October.