May 5, 2018 - 10:33 AM
I'm flying to Geneva at the end of June. My flight time has suddenly been brought forward so I now have virtually a whole extra day to play with (ie the day I arrive). I've already planned an itinerary for the days I will be staying in Montreux but was wondering if there was an area that would be good to visit (bus or train only) from Geneva with my extra most-of-a-day.
I love the mountains, lakes, attractive villages/towns but it's mainly the walking that I'm going for (definitely no via ferrata or scrambling on scree though!). I'll only have a rucksack so no cases to pull around.
i am seriously thinking about visiting Chamonix. If possible maybe doing the walk Flegere to Lac Blanc or Cheserys Lake, or if there's still snow on path then instead to Plan Praz (Grand Balcon Sud). However it looks like you have to pre book a coach or minibus transfer both ways so if the weather is awful and I decide last minute not to go I loose my money, plus if you miss the pick up time in Chamonix then it may be difficult to get back (maybe an expensive taxi ride) to Geneva as I can't see there's a standard public bus that goes out to Chamonix you can just catch whenever you decide to leave.
i would be hugely grateful for any comments please on whether it's worth my visiting Chamonix for hiking/scenery or, given the possible issues I've outlined, it's on balance not worth it. I am going to Wengen for a few nights later in the trip so I will get my mountain fix, unless Chamonix area is so stunning that it's an absolute must do regardless!
if it's a no to Chamonix, any other areas that would be stunning to visit please away from Lac Leman?