At Only 1hr 20 driving time from Geneva airport to Courmayeur its surprising that this world class resort isn’t busier than it is, but this is one of the reasons we love it so much. Lots of people dont consider the option of driving an extra 20 minutes past Chamonix, but they should!
Courmayeur has it all, great skiing both on and off piste, wonderful restaurants on and off the mountain, a wide range of hotels and other accommodation, access to the “Valley Blanche” via Helbronna and the most state of the art gondola in the world called “Skyway”.
Its no wonder we travel through the Mont-Blanc Tunnel ourselves when ever we get the chance, and for this year we now have the winter opening times.
More and More people are arriving into Chamonix by Helicopter from all over the Alps. Flights into Chamonix from Geneva airport are quite cost effective, especially during busy periods when the roads can be busy and its much quicker to simply fly over the traffic jams.
Flying into Chamonix from another resort is also common practice. Many people dont wish to spend a whole week in Chamonix and prefer to stay elsewhere but still want to visit the main attractions such as the Aiguille Du Midi.
At Deluxe we work closely with a number of Helicopter transfer companies providing all their ground transport solutions from landing to take off.
Deluxe Transfers Luxury V-Class
Here we can be seen picking up customers upon arrival in Chamonix after flying in from Courchevel 1850, with our V-Class “Aventgarde”.
For further information do not hesitate to contact us.
At Deluxe Transfers we don’t just provide airport transfers but a full chauffeur service with luxury Vehicles. The latest version of the Mercedes “Viano” is the new “V-Class” which is like a Mercedes “S-Class” with space for 7 passengers.
We are able to offer our new Mercedes V-Class as a wedding car for any type of distance both short and long, with large amounts of room in the rear and fully electronic openings there is no better way of arriving in style.
If your wedding has an “Eco” touch then why not consider our 100% Electric Nissan Leaf as your wedding car. With “Zero emissions” there is no better way to arrive at your Alpine wedding than in our Nissan Leaf.
We are pleased to announce that we have one of the only Extra Long Mercedes V-class luxury people carriers in France. With waiting lists of up to 8 months for this particular model we are pleased we ordered ours well in advance.
We are available for all types of work from Weddings to airport transfers both long distance and cross town, contact us for more information.
Chamonix skiing might be going to an end but “Deluxe” keep on going. We operate all year round 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We accept last minute calls and booking and answer the phone well after most companies have left the office!
If you are looking for a private airport transfer from Geneva to Chamonix or anywhere else, look no further.
As always at “Deluxe” we are constantly aiming to improve our service and this includes keeping our vehicles up-to-date with new models. Although the Mercedes Viano has been and still is one of the most popular luxury MPV’s on the market, it has recently been replaced by the “V-class”.
I am not going to go on a length about the various features of our new V-Class other than to say our new model is the top of the range extra long model, withh ALL options.
Below is a very well made video about the latest V-Class which i think shows the vehicle off quite well. We will post a short clip of our own model when it arrives from the factory in three weeks.
A great trip away from Chamonix for the day is to visit Vevey on the shore of Lake Geneva.
Distance from Chamonix is 100 KM’s and takes around 1.5 hrs drive time. The direct route involves driving over the Col De Montets and Col De La Forclaz and passing through Martigny before heading round to Lake Geneva and Vevey.
Charlie Chaplin chose Vevey as home and Shania Twain calls this place home at the moment!
The British Embassy in Berne (Switzerland) has decided to try and reduce the number of emergency travel documents they issue every year (650 in total 2014).
With about 1 million British passengers travelling through Geneva airport every year its no surprise there are a few lost passports. The weekend that i am writing this (14-15 Feb 2015) Geneva airport is expecting 30,000 British passengers alone.
The idea of the new banners is to try and increase awareness in the airport both before and after passport control to try and make people think about security and perhaps pay a bit more attention to where they put their passport.
Information found and taken from www.gva.ch, website of Geneva international airport.
Following on from our “Quick look” at Chamonix to Courchevel here is a “Quick look” at Chamonix to Zermatt.
A common route for us all year round, both Chamonix and Zermatt are on most peoples “must see” list while in the alps. however, this particular route becomes very popular during the Spring Ski touring season when many groups require transport back from Zermatt.
Stats are as follows.
Distance by road – 145 Km
Time taken – 2hrs 30 mins
Road type – Autoroute and twisty alpine roads
Peculiarities – Only accessible by train the last 5 kms
At first it was a mystery to us why so many people were choosing to travel from Chamonix to Courchevel during their ski holiday. However, when you start think about it there are lots of reasons one might choose this route.
Firstly, the two resorts couldn’t be much different, one (Chamonix) is for the adventure seeking, off piste skier who is looking to get some serious vertical in and not to bothered about the rest (this is a major simplification I would like to add). The other (Courchevel) is more suited to the skier who likes to get a little pampered, eat very well, drink nice wine and enjoy some well groomed medium pistes.
If you are skiing with the family or a group of friends you will no doubt find that you are in a group of differing abilities and it would therefore make total sense to spend a week in Chamonix and then a week in Courchevel.
Distance – 120 Km via Megeve, Flumet and Ugine.
Time – 2 – 2.5 hrs
Road conditions – Very twisty, often snowy and often closed.