With Chamonix being located so close to the border of both Switzerland and Italy, we have created a day trip for guests to enjoy it all aptly named – ‘Three Countries in One Day’.
Collection you from your accommodation in the morning and provide transport to Switzerland and Italy in one of our comfortable 9 seater minibuses. The day starts by heading over the col des Montets and across the border and over into Switzerland. We descend on a spectacular route down into Martigny (photo opportunities available) before making our way to the very beautiful Swiss mountain town of Champex … here we have the chance to enjoy some breakfast or morning tea besides the lake.l pick
We then continue deeper into the Swiss mountains before climbing the infamous Great Saint Bernard Pass. On the top of this historical mountain pass, you will have the opportunity to visit the (still operational) Great Saint Bernard hospice and museum or if you prefer, you can also visit the Great Saint Bernard puppy sanctuary – where you can see and pet some Saint Bernard puppies, actual descendants of the original Saint Bernard pedigree.
We then continue over into Italy and down the Italia side of the Great Saint Bernard pass until we reach the medieval town of Aosta. Here, you will have the chance to enjoy a superb Italian lunch and some time to explore the charming old town of Aosta with its many small cobbled streets. For those looking for lunch spot recommendations, we can happily provide you with some of our favourite restaurant choices.
After lunch, we take the castle route back up towards Mont Blanc, before making a final stop in the chic mountain town of Courmayeur. Here, guests have the chance to enjoy an afternoon gelati or an expresso on a café terrace whilst exploring the picturesque old town. For those people wanting to stock up on some local Italian produce before heading back into France, we will go via a great Italian delicatessen where you can purchase many different local Aosta cheeses, yogurts and locally made cured meats.
Marmotte Mountain Adventure offers the Three Countries in One Day tour throughout the year for groups of 4 pax or more.