Day trip from Chamonix to Zermatt

One of our most popular destinations for a day trip from Chamonix is the wonderful car free town Zermatt In Switzerland.  The drive takes a little over 2 hours.

We recently went there with a lovely family from India who spent the entire day looking around before we drove them back in the evening.  At this time of year the colours are fantastic and there is normally a bit of snow on the higher summits, if not in the town itself.

Wonderful colours in Zermatt

While the clients were checking out what was on offer up in Zermatt, I went for a little hike up to the Longest suspension bridge IN THE WORLD.  This recently built bridge is a few hours hike above Tasch and is well worth the visit.

Known as the “Charles Kuonen” Hangebrucke (Hanging Bridge?) it is very well sign posted, but some people might find the sign posts a little “strange”.

Although the route up is well sign posted this doesn’t mean its an easy walk, in fact its actually quite steep.  According to my watch there were about 700m of vertical.  The bridge itself is located at an altitude of 2080m

Freaky sign post

The bridge itself is long, at 494m and takes a good few minutes to walk across.  I couldn’t help wonder why they didn’t add 6 more meters just to make it a nice half kilometre!

Does it move? yes, even the action of walking on it makes it move about slightly, i didn’t try jumping up and down.  Although its long its not very high off the ground only about 85m at the highest point.

View from one side looking across towards the North side

In the evening I collected the clients from the train station because Zermatt is accessed only by train (its car free).  We were back in time for the clients to have a late meal in one of their favourite restaurants in Chamonix.

At Deluxe-Transfers we have a selection of luxury vehicles for all sorts of occasions.  We have the flexibility to provide any type of transport required.  Contact us for more information.

Outside the Tasch train station

 

 

 

 

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Luxury Chamonix transport

Deluxe transfers have invested in another vehicle.

New for this coming winter (2018/19) is our Mercedes Class V 4-matic with cream leather interior and seating for up to 6 people.

This is easily one of our favorite vehicles, its just so flexible.  Its perfect for families but also for business trips when you need the extra space.  Its like being in an S-class with space for 6 including luggage.

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VIP Geneve airport transfers

At Deluxe Transfers we offer VIP Luxury airport transfers in and around the Alps.  The area we service is large but includes Geneva airport, Lyon airport, Sion airport, Grenoble airport, Chambery airport, Annecy airport etc etc.  In-fact anywhere you can arrive in the Alps we can get to it, Train stations, bus stations or private jets coming into small landing strips .

Our service includes the types of cars you expect from a professional chauffeur service with high standards, such as Mercedes S-Class, V-class and VW Caravelle for larger groups.  Vehicles are owned and operated by us not outsourced to another company.

Contact us for a quote or any query you may have.

Tel – 00 33 6 79 01 46 02

email – info@deluxe-transfers.com

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VIP Airport transfers to Chamonix

You could be Coming to Chamonix for a variety of great reasons, Running the UTMB, Hiking the TMB, Rafting in Courmayeur, Getting married in Les Praz, Relaxing in the many street cafes or even climbing Mont-Blanc.

What ever the reason, you will need to get here and many people arrive through Geneva airport and take a transfer/taxi.

At Deluxe-Transfers we offer a private luxury airport transfer service in comfortable Mercedes and VW vehicles at great prices.

We dont just serve Chamonix either, we can go to and from any destination you require.

Contact us for a quick quote.

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Luxury Geneva Airport Transfers

We are constantly renewing our fleet at Deluxe, to add to our extensive fleet of Mercedes V-class and Viano’s and VW Caravelle’s.

Our latest purchase was a brand new VW Caravelle 8 seater to cater for our larger groups and use as a support vehicle for smaller groups with large amounts of luggage.

Later in the year will are adding another Mercedes V-Class due to popular demand, these vehicles are so versatile and comfortable that lots of people ask specifically for them.

So, if you are in the market for Geneva airport transport to resorts in the Alps, cities in France, Italy and Switzerland or anywhere else that involves ground transport please dont hesitate to contact us at Deluxe Transfers.

Popular areas and towns we cover include, Chamonix, Megeve, Courchevel 1850, Val D’Isere, Tignes, Val Thorens, Geneva, Lausanne, Lyon, grenoble, Annecy, Verbier, Chambery, Zermatt and Paris.

Luxury Geneva Airport Transfers

Our new Caravelle for Geneva airport transfers

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Getting to La Thuile, Italy

La Thuile may very well be one of the Alps best kept secrets.

At an altitude of 1441 meters and situated on the boarder between France and Italy it covers a very large area over the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard and joins up with the French resort of La Rosiere 1850.

There are 160km’s of piste and 38 up lifts.  The break down of pistes looks like this.

  • PISTES BLEUES

    33%

  • PISTES ROUGES

    52%

  • PISTES NOIRES

    15%

Being located in Chamonix, we are perfectly located to take people to La Thuile, you need to travel through Chamonix to get to La Thuile, via the Mont-Blanc tunnel.

Contact us for a quote and travel with one of the most reliable transfer companies in the Alps.

 

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Snow conditions in Chamonix, 25th November 2017

We already have a lot of snow above 2000m altitude but not enough for the “Grand Montets” to disclose an opening date yet.  However, with the precipitation we are now getting this weekend and the snow forecast for next week it looks very likely there will be a good start to the season with an early opening date towards the beginning of December.

There is very little snow left in the actual town at the time of writing but that is due to change this evening with snow forecast down to 600m.

I will try to keep this updated over the next few weeks until the start of the season.

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First snow of the season in Chamonix

All the mountains in the Chamonix Valley (and throughout the alps) are now white and have been for a few days now, everything about about 1400 metres.  This doesn’t always mean that it going to be a good season though.  In recent years we have always had quite an early snowfall but then nothing until late December or even early January.

What we need it to do now is stay cold and keep snowing, even if its little amounts we need it to keep building up and stay cold.  On this Blog we plan to keep doing regular updates of the snow conditions between now and Xmas time.  Its a crucial time that can really make the difference between a great start to the season 2017/18 and a disastrous start.

At Deluxe we are open non-stop as usual providing transfers in and out of Chamonix and Geneva airport and all over the Alps regardless of snow.  Also Chamonix valley taxis.

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Luxury airport transfers

It that time of year again when many people start thinking about their next ski holiday. Summer is well and truly over, days are getting shorter and (at least for us here in Chamonix) we have already had the first frost! Yes thats right, 15th September and my windscreen was frozen this morning.

15th September

At Deluxe airport Transfers we offer a selection of transfer options from standard airport transfers right through to luxury airport transfers with chauffeur and onboard snacks.  Our online booking system is safe, secure and very easy to use with instant quote and instant confirmation on certain routes.

For winter our luxury airport transfer vehicles include the amazing Mercedes V Class and the versatile VW Caravelle 4 motion.

Experience has proven these vehicles to be reliable and comfortable on both short and long journeys.

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Geneva and Chamonix in the summer time

The summer has started in the Alps and its looking good so far.  The weather has been hot and sunny with the usual evening storms.  Many of the summer activities are just getting started and many of the restaurants and bars are already open for the season.

If you require luxury transport from Geneva airport, Geneva city, Lyon, Chambery, Annecy or any other location in France, Switzerland or Italy we are available 24hrs 7 days a week.

We offer luxury chauffeur driven vehicles for any occasion.

We also provide an in-valley Chamonix taxi service

Contact us for more information.

Tel – 00 33 (0)6 79 01 46 02

e-mail – info @deluxe-transfers.com

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