Hiking Holidays - fantastic scenery for walking and hiking holidays in Megeve, French Alps

Megeve is the ideal spot for a hiking holiday in the French alps. Full of character and charm as a village, the mountains encircle it and create a stunning backdrop with Mont Blanc and the ridge of Chamonix dominating the skyline. Whilst the village itself is vibrant in the summer with plenty of life going on, the mountains are peaceful and quiet with very few people hiking so you have them all to yourself! Wildflowers abound including orchids and there is wonderful bird life, plenty of red kites and occasionally eagles are even spotted!

We have a range of hikes for you to try from gentle routes with rest stops at charming mountain restaurants that offer a restorative drink or lunch for those in need of a break, to more challenging routes some involving scrambling. The cable cars of Rochebrune, Jaillet, Bettex and Mont d’Arbois run every 30 mins so limit the uphill and increase the views!

These walks are self-guided and we will supply you with maps. We have done these hikes ourselves and are very happy to give guidance but you are
responsible for your own route. Stanford will run a minibus to drop you off/pick you up at start/finish points so you don’t always need to do circular
routes. We will also pick you up should your legs start to fade!

Click here for some suggested routes

Where to Stay in Megeve

Look no further than our superior chalet Les Clochettes bookable on a catered or self-catered basis. If catered then there's no need to worry about cooking with a chalet host to make sure you’re well fuelled up for your big day out with a sumptuous cooked breakfast. Tea and home made cake for when you get back from your exertions and a delicious 3 course evening meal with wine in the evening. The chalet is very comfortable with 5 en-suite rooms all with balconies, we can extend to the apartment above if your group is larger. There is a lovely, large open plan sitting room and dining room with comfortable sofas and views of the mountains and a sunny terrace and garden where you can enjoy an aperitif of an evening. For more information please click here.

Week stays and short breaks are available.

What's included in our catered chalet

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • En-suite accommodation with complimentary toiletries
  • Cooked breakfast including eggs, porridge & croissants
  • Home cooked cakes for afternoon tea
  • Tasty 3 course dinner prepared by your live in chalet hosts (6 nights)
  • Complimentary wine with dinner
  • Coffee & chocolates
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Maps & itineraries for hiking, mountain biking & road biking.
  • Free local transport including to St. Gervais, Bettex, Combloux, Passy, Sallanches, Le Fayet and Flumet - one return trip/chalet party/day - so pick up & drop offs for cycling trips.
  • Lots of wonderful activities bookable through Evo 2, or lots of local ideas, day trips also available.
  • Transfers to and from Geneva available. 

Prices - Short breaks and week stays

You can arrive any Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday for full weks or 3 or 4 night breaks, although we can accommodate other arrival dates so please email us if required. High Season is from 6th July to 31st August 2019. 

  Full Week Short breaks - high season Short Breaks - Low season
    3 nights
Sat-Tues/Wed-Sat 
4 nights
Sat-Wed/Tues-Sat 
3 nights
Sat-Tues/Wed-Sat 
4 nights
Sat-Wed/Tues-Sat 
Catered Chalet £ per person  
Les Clochettes £450 £270 £360 £180 £240
Self-Catered Chalet £ per chalet  
Les Clochettes £2,500 £2,000 £1,200 £1,050 £1,600 £1,400 - -
  Full Week Short breaks - high season Short Breaks - Low season
    3 nights
Sat-Tues/Wed-Sat 
4 nights
Sat-Wed/Tues-Sat 
3 nights
Sat-Tues/Wed-Sat 
4 nights
Sat-Wed/Tues-Sat 
Self-Catered  £ per apartment  
Apartment Clochettes £900 £700 £400 £530 - -
Apartment Le Chamois £600 £300 £400 - -

Travel & Airport transfers

Getting to Megeve is easy - fly, train, drive

The easiest way to get to Megeve is to fly to Geneva.  There are direct flights from about 20 UK airports and numerous other countries. We will then arrange your transfer to Megeve (see below).  Its only just over an hour in our minibuses.  You can also take a train (to Sallanches) and we will pick you up, or its an easy drive from the UK - motorway all the way except the last 10 miles. 

Airport Transfers

For those staying in our catered chalet Les Clochettes, we can offer a shared minibus transfer.  which costs £30pp (£25pp for 6 or more) each way between 09:00 and 21:00 or a priority transfer arriving/departing between 09:00 and 21:00 at a price of the shared transfer plus £60 per vehicle each way min £180.  Unfortunately we can not offer transfers to guests staying in our other accommodation.

Airport Waiting Times

Shared transfers For shared transfers our objective is that you should not have to wait on arrival for more than one hour. However our prices do not cover the cost of running a vehicle for just 2 or 3 people, so if we do not have others booked at a similar time we may book you on another shared service to take you close to Megeve and pick you up from there.  We find this will get you to Megeve more quickly. Our aim is to get you to Megeve within 2 1/2 hours of your flight landing. That said, our schedules are sometimes thwarted by flight delays and though we try to reschedule, we do not have infinite resources. In particular, if your flight is delayed, your vehicle may have left and you may have to wait until the next transfer.

On departure, we normally leave Megeve between 3 and 4 hours before your flight time. But for evening departures, we may ask you to leave at 16.30 (after a day's skiing), even if your flight is at 22:00 - the bars and shops at the airport are cheaper than Megeve!

Priority Transfers For priority transfers we plan to include nobody on your inbound transfer who is scheduled to arrive more than 10 minutes after you. Your departure from Megeve will be timed as you wish but we must be advised of your wishes at least 2 days in advance. We do not advise leaving less than 3 hours before your flight departure. If you choose to do so, it is at your own risk.

Late or Early Transfers  For late or early transfers we charge £180 per vehicle.  If another party shares your vehicle, we will refund half the price.  We do not offer Priority transfers for arrivals or departures after 21.00 or before 09.00.

Flight delays If your flight is late, your transfer may have to leave without you and you may have to wait.  We know that is very irritating when you have already been delayed and we will do our best to adjust our schedules, but we do not have unlimited resources.  We will get you to Megeve and we will not charge you extra for the additional journey we may have to make.  

If you want an absolute guarantee that you will not have to wait on arrival, then you should take a taxi from the rank at the airport. This usually costs 250-350 Euros.

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