May 16, 2011 - 3:05 PM
My friend & I arrive in Geneva on June 24, for 10-day tours and day-hikes around the Alps, just ourself, no tour group, no tour guide.
The plan is to go to Chamonix for a few days, then spend a few days traveling around Mont Blanc on a train or bus, taking in a few day hikes in Courmayeur, and Champex. Then traveling east on a train to get a few more day-hikes, so we can enjoy Eiger and Matterhorn as close as possible. Terribly ambitious, perhaps? But it could also serve as a scouting of the place, with the hope that we can return another time, for more.
ANYWAY, We desparately need help to figure out the following, as soon as possible:
Given our itinerary, can we get around on trains and buses? i.e. is there public transportation between the cities we have picked?
If yes, what would be the best/most economical pass for us to buy?
JUNE 24- Arrive at Geneva International airport.
HOW DO WE GET FROM GENEVA TO CHAMONIX WITHOUT A RENTAL CAR?
JUNE 25, 26, & 27: Day hikes in Chamonix
HOW DO WE GET FROM CHAMONIX TO COURMAYEUR WITHOUT A RENTAL CAR?
JUNE 28 & 29: Day hikes in Courmayeur
HOW DO WE GET FROM COURMAYEUR TO CHAMPEX WITHOUT A RENTAL CAR?
June 30 & July 1: Au Bivouac de Napoleon hotel, Route-du-Grand-St-Bernard, 1946
What town to stay at on July 2nd and 3rd, FOR MOST BREATH-TAKING DAY-HIKES?
JULY 4 Staying at hotel in Zermatt for
JULY 5 day hike(s) near Materhorn/Eiger?
Train back to Geneva International airport evening of the 5th July.
July 6 at noon: Fly home.