The breathtaking Alps Trek covers 46 km through the Mont Blanc region of the Alps. Join us and be part of our amazing European challenge team and witness just how beautiful the Alps can be!
Just a hop away from the UK lies the beauty of the Alps mountain range. Only five days in total, this charity challenge is ideal for those with less time to take away from home. One magnificent highlight of this challenge is that we will visit three countries in just three days – France, Italy and Switzerland!
Your trek will certainly challenge you with lots of ascents and descents, but the rewards are the pleasure of seeing the most spectacular views this part of Europe has to offer – from stunning cliffs, to gorgeous waterfalls running from glaciers!
Day 1 – Depart the UK to Geneva, Switzerland and transfer to our hotel in Chamonix, France.
Day 2 – Val Ferret to La Fouly. Following breakfast you transfer to your start point, the head of Val Ferret. You immediately start to ascend along the back wall of the valley to your highest point of the day – Grand Col Ferret (2,537m). The views from here are simply breathtaking – waterfalls tumbling from crevassed glaciers and the long distance view to Courmayeur in Italy. You descend to the Swiss village of La Fouly for overnight. Trekking distance – approx. 21km
Day 3 – La Fouly to Champex. A slightly easier day today, but your legs will still be feeling the previous day’s trek! You follow the Swiss part of the Val Ferret to Champex (1,450m). The trail will take you through traditional Swiss villages and across open meadows where you’ll see local farmers tending to the land. The views from this part of the trek are outstanding, as you would expect from the Alps. You eventually reach your accommodation in the charming village of Champex, complete with its own lake. Trekking distance – approx. 19.5km
Day 4 – Champex to Col de la Forclaz. Today you ascend out of Champex immediately and trek around the Fenetre d’Arpette (2,665m). A very challenging day, but an amazing end to your adventure in the Alps! you descend to the waiting vehicle at Col de la Forclaz (1,526m) and take the transfer back to Chamonix for a night of celebration. Trekking distance – approx. 24.5km
Day 5 – Following breakfast, you take the transfer to Geneva airport for your flight back to the UK.
Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change
- Option A: Registration Fee: £199 + Minimum Sponsorship: £2120 (2020) / £2170 (2021)
- Option B: Registration Fee: £199 + Self Funding: £1060 (2020) / £1085 (2021) + raise as much sponsorship as you can
17-21 June 2020
9-13 September 2020
16-20 June 2021
8-12 September 2021