Summer Fun

Chamonix is a summer paradise with a wealth of outdoor activities to get involved in.

From playing a round of golf on one of the world's most beautiful courses to exploring the mountain trails on horseback, there's so much to do that you'll be spoilt for choice.

Golf Day Trips

We now offer exclusive golf trips to some of the most beautiful courses across the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Based out of the majestic resort of Chamonix where we have our very own 18 hole course we offer day trips, holidays and corporate events to a selection of courses.

Take your pick from any of the nearby famous lakeside locations including Lac Annecy or Evian, or one of the many beautiful mountain courses in Crans Montana, Courmayeur or Verbier.

Our partners at Haute Pursuit will take care of all your needs including planning and transportation, just contact us for a quote and information on our various packages.

Handy Hints from Mountain Base:
  • Chamonix Golf Club has an 18 hole course and a great driving range/practice area for you to warm up on before you head out on your day trip, choose one of the chalets on the right to be within chipping distance of the golf club.
  • Why not go for the hat trick and play courses in France, Italy and Switzerland in one week?! Chamonix is perfectly positioned on the border of all 3 countries.

enquire about golf day trips

Book one of the following chalets to be within strolling distance of the greens:

Photography & Discovery Walks

Experience the "real" Chamonix with a guided walk around the back streets and footpaths of the valley; meet local craftsmen, taste typical Alpine produce and see Chamonix from a whole other perspective.

Your guided tour will give you a "backstage pass" to the parts of Chamonix that most people never see - either in an open group or in a one-to-one private guided tour.

Budding and experienced photographers will benefit from the expert tuition of Teresa Kaufman, a professional human interest photographer who has featured in many international publications. She'll help you capture the most stunning images and different perspectives of the village and mountains.

You don't need to have a fancy camera to take though, everyone is welcome and the walks are designed to give you a unique insight into the life and traditions of the Chamonix valley.

Click here to read more about Photography & Discovery Walks

Horse Riding

The best way to enjoy the stunning views and beautiful terrain of the Alps is on horseback - covering more ground and exploring places that would be out of reach on foot!

Whether you're splashing through Alpine streams or roaming amongst flower-filled meadows you'll gain a whole new perspective when you venture out with a four-legged friend.

The Centre Équestre du Mont Blanc offers everything from hour-long strolls for beginners to multi-day treks for experienced riders from their base in Les Houches. From here you can explore the magnificent trails that run all along the Chamonix Valley.

Handy Hints from Mountain Base:
  • If you don't have riding boots and jodphurs then smooth soled shoes with a low heel and a pair of loose jeans will do just fine - nothing too tight or restrictive if you want to be comfortable in the saddle!
  • Gain some confidence with a lesson in the ring before heading out into the mountains - the Centre d'Equestre offers group and private lessons to adults and children of all levels of experience.
  • Remember to secure items such as cameras, mobile phones and sunglasses - you don't want them flying out of your pockets when you break into a trot!

Click here to find more information from the website of the Centre d'Équestre du Mont Blanc:

Golf in Chamonix

Chamonix Golf Course is renowned for being one of the world's most beautiful golf courses overlooked by towering mountains, snowcapped peaks and fringed with cool shady pine forests.

The 18 hole course is designed to compliment the natural undulations of the terrain with rolling greens, water hazards and a number of bunkers over a distance of 6188m.

As well as an 18 hole course the club also offers a driving range with 20 bays, chipping green, club house, pro shop, changing rooms and trolley storage. Electric trolleys are available to hire.

The golf course is also home to the excellent Restaurant La Caleche, where you can enjoy a gourmet lunch on the sundrenched terrace or in the chic log cabin style dining room.

Easily accessible by car, bus or train Chamonix Golf Course is at the foot of La Flegere in the charming little village of Les Praz. If you want to be within chipping distance of the greens we have a number of beautiful chalets in the vicinity.

Playing a round of golf in Chamonix has to be on your bucket list!

Handy Hints from Mountain Base:
  • Casual dress is not permitted so make sure you have correct golf wear - no jeans, "short" shorts, or t-shirts allowed!
  • Polish up your swing with a lesson from one of the in-house golf pros, you can book private or group lessons.
  • Chamonix Golf Course has a packed calendar of competitions including gastronomy comps where you enjoy a culinary delights on the way and a 3 day "UltraGolf" event. Golf in Chamonix is guaranteed to take things out of the ordinary!

Book one of the following chalets to be within strolling distance of the greens:

Click on the link below to find out more from the Chamonix Golf Club website: